BWI AIM Boating Journalist Scholarship

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—any major or course of study—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, former 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.”

Applications may be downloaded here and will be accepted through January 17th, 2023. 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.

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