Marine News from the Great Lakes

Calling All Future Boating Journalists

Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

If you like to write and have ever read a boating article in Great Lakes Scuttlebutt and thought to yourself, “I’d love to do that!” - we can help.

The annual BWI Scholarship Fund was created by GLS Columnist Dan Armitage and fellow pros to honor undergraduate college students from any major who demonstrate a passion for the field of boating media and have a clear career goal to pursue this field.

“We are excited about this program and what it can mean to the future of boating journalism,” said Alan Jones, BWI President and Executive Editor of Boating World magazine. “Our industry needs effective communicators who can share their passion for boats and the boating lifestyle. This is a first step in what we believe will be a growing effort to bring new people and fresh ideas to our business.”

If you know a deserving college student who would like to pursue a career in boating journalism, photography, video, broadcasting, film, or art, please encourage them to apply. Judges will look for applicants with talent, promise, and firsthand knowledge of the boating life.

For the 2020 Award: Visit Applications will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2019 and awarded at the annual BWI meeting at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2020.

Future Applicants: Find the current year’s up to date form by visiting

tags: Awards, Education

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