NYSOWA’s Bob McNitt Memorial Scholarship Program

• The New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) proudly awards youths in New York through the Bob McNitt Memorial Scholarship program. NYSOWA’s entire membership contributes to this fund that annually awards a $1,000 scholarsh NYSOWA College Scholarshipo Appip to a college student enrolled in a curriculum related to journalism, outdoors or the environment. Click here to download the NYSOWA College Scholarshipo Application. 

• NYSOWA sponsors two youth ges 11-17 to attend one week sessions at one of four DEC Summer camps where they are sure to enjoy memorable outdoor experiences.

• Since 2021, NYSOWA has sent a member, spouse or NYSOWA member relative to DEC’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop. We also make a donation to the program to help sponsor attendees who need financial assistance.

Please contact a Committee member for information (below) on the above

David Figura (Chair/Summer Camps)
Deb Brosen (BOW Workshops)
David Taylor (College Scholarships)


Bob McNitt was a long-time member of NYSOWA, a past
president and was dedicated promoting outdoor sports
amongst young people. Bob was doing R3 stuff before it was known as R