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New Hampshire

April 24, 2013

Deadline looms for outdoor women scholarship

CONCORD — Women interested in applying for scholarships to defray the cost of attending New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fall weekend workshop must apply before May 8 to be considered for financial assistance.

To apply for a BOW scholarship, go to nhbow.com and print out the BOW scholarship application. Mail it in, along with the $35 scholarship application fee (refundable if you do not receive a scholarship), before the May 8 deadline. Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 24 of the status of their application.

Note that being awarded a scholarship does not guarantee a place in the fall BOW program.

Those who are offered a fall BOW scholarship must also submit the regular fall BOW registration form (available at nhbow.com on May 30) as soon as possible after the form is posted on May 30.

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 Sept. 6-8, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness.

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 about the 2013 fall BOW weekend can be viewed at nhbow.com. Regular registration forms for fall BOW will be available on May 30. Registration forms will be accepted by regular mail only (no walk-ins) beginning June 3. The 2013 fall BOW weekend costs $335, which includes lodging, all meals and instruction.

New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Womanprogram is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, wildnh.com, and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation nhwf.org.

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