2019 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Winner

Robby Fisher Jr., of Olmito, Texas, is the recipient of this year’s Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers scholarship, according to scholarship chair Clare Gutierrez. Robby will be attending Schreiner University’s  First Year Campus in Brownsville, Texas and then transferring to the school’s main campus in Kerrville, Texas. 

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2018 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Winner

RMOWP’s 2018 scholarship winner is Patricia Umbricht of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. After years in retail, Patricia returned to school, struggling through a junior college. She is now attending Lees-McRae College, pursuing a degree  in wildlife biology, and maintaining stellar grades. Her interests include hiking, taking close-up photos of flowers, and, of course, wildlife.

2017 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Winner

This year’s $2,000 scholarship winner is Heather Androwick of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Heather has started her senior year, working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major concentration in photography, at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. She has taken courses in Darkroom, Intro to Digital Media, Intro to Digital Photography, Theme Practices in Photography, History of Photography, Advanced Photography and Photography Studio. Heather’s particular interest is landscape photography, and she has applied for internships with state and national parks.

2014 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Winner

The winner of this year’s Scott-McKenna scholarship is Sarah Kinney of Shelburne, New Hampshire, a journalism major at Simmons College in Boston.

Sarah has been interning at the Berlin Daily Sun, a New Hampshire newspaper, often covering outdoor subjects, and this fall she will be editor-in-chief of the Simmons College campus newspaper. Continue reading 2014 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Winner

2013 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Awarded

Catlin Carrico of Swanton, Maryland, was selected for the 2013 Scott-McKenna Scholarship award, according to scholarship chair Mike Hammond. Hammond said she was chosen from among numerous highly-qualified candidates based not only on the merit of her application but what those she listed as personal references had to say about her. Catlin graduated from West Virginia University majoring in agriculture education and is now working on her master’s degree at the same school. She holds a 3.56 GPA and also held a job at a local business and has done volunteer work. Hammond said that Catlin has a bond with the outdoors through her upbringing and way of life in the Swanton, Maryland area, and when she completes her education she plans to teach at the high school level. Continue reading 2013 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Awarded

2011 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Awarded

Hannah Misner
Hannah Misner

This year’s Scott-McKenna Memorial Scholarship was awarded to 18-year old Pennsylvania student Hannah Misner. A freshman at Penn State Mont Alto, Ms. Misner is majoring in animal sciences. She recently graduated from Shalom Christian Academy, where she studied photography and won a number of awards for her wildlife photography.

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2010 Scott-Mckenna Scholarship Awarded

A North Carolina college student has been named this year’s winner of the $1,500 Scott-McKenna Scholarship, according to RMOWP Scholarship Chairman Mike Hammond.

Tyler West, 2010 RMOWP scholarship winner
Tyler West, 2010 RMOWP scholarship winner

Winner Christopher “Tyler” West is a resident of Topton, North Carolina, and attends Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, where he has a declared major of broadcast journalism and a minor in international studies. For the scholarship competition Tyler submitted a video on Glacier National Park, along with still images he has taken at different locations throughout the U.S., Hammond said. He also submitted his website, http://student.elon.edu/cwest3, that contains numerous other works. Continue reading 2010 Scott-Mckenna Scholarship Awarded