Calling all future boating journalists


Have you ever read a boating article in a magazine or online blog and thought to yourself, “I could do that!” Well, here’s your chance.

The BWI Scholarship Fund was created 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, president of Boating Writers International 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.”

Applications may be downloaded at and will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2019. 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 and promise, as well as firsthand knowledge of boating life.

To be considered, applications must be completed in full and emailed to

The scholarship will be awarded at the annual BWI meeting at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2020.

By Ocean Navigator