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April 20, 2012

Scholarships Available for Fall “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Workshop

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 15, 2012

Archery class at fall BOW
Archery is one of many outdoor interests featured at N.H.'s fall BOW workshop.

CONCORD, N.H. -- Women interested in applying for scholarships to defray the cost of attending New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) fall weekend workshop must apply before May 15, 2012, to be considered for financial assistance.

To apply for a BOW scholarship, go to www.nhbow.com and print out and complete the BOW scholarship application. Mail it in, along with the $30 scholarship application fee, before the May 15 deadline. Scholarship applications will not be accepted after that date. Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 25, 2012, of the status of their application. 

If you are awarded a scholarship, this does not guarantee you a place in the fall BOW program. Those who are offered a fall BOW scholarship must also download, complete and mail in the regular fall BOW registration form at www.nhbow.com as soon as possible after the form becomes available on May 31. Registration for fall BOW is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space is limited and the program fills up fast.  If the program is full when your registration is received, you will not get in.

Among the BOW scholarships being offered this year is a special mother-daughter scholarship. Both mother and daughter must apply; the daughter must be age 18 or older.

New Hampshire's fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend will take place September 7-9, 2012, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness, N.H.  Participants select four sessions from more than 30 different outdoor skills workshops, including archery, fishing and fly-fishing, camping, field dressing game, hiking, kayaking, rifle, shotgun, nature photography, outdoor survival, campfire cooking, mountain biking, map and compass, and more. 

A brochure describing the fall BOW weekend can be viewed at www.nhbow.com.  Regular registration forms for fall BOW will be available on May 31, 2012.  Registration forms will be accepted by regular mail only (no walk-ins please – new policy) beginning June 4, 2012. Please note that you can no longer drop off applications in person. The fall BOW weekend costs $330, which includes lodging and all meals, instruction and equipment use.

New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (www.wildnh.com) and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (www.nhwf.org).

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