The American Whitewater Scholarship
$1000 | Open to all people with innovative ideas for protecting rivers | For use on any Freeflow course
Our rivers need protection and stewardship now more than ever. We’d love to help you realize your vision for the future of river conservation and communication.
American Whitewater and Freeflow Institute offer three competitive $1000 scholarships for emerging outdoor communicators, advocates, or storytellers in 2023. Applicants may be students or educators, aspiring or established storytellers in any medium, or journalists or environmental communicators.
American Whitewater Scholars demonstrate capacity to research and craft an excellent story. The story should be developed into a creative project to meet the following goals:
- enhance and expand public awareness of an issue facing the particular watershed or landscape
- ignite public dialogue
- encourage citizens to celebrate, experience, and protect the rivers of our country
Before applying, please make yourself familiar with the visions of Freeflow Institute and American Whitewater. Then submit a compelling pitch for an original creative project that is, at its essence, the confluence of your own work or research and your Freeflow experience.
We can accept applications in written, audio, or video formats. If you have trouble understanding or accessing the application questions, please contact us and we will help you.
Please apply on a timeline consistent with the course you’re applying to. The hard deadline for ALL applications is May 5.
We can’t wait to read about your ideas! Please get in touch with Chandra at Freeflow at [email protected] with any questions.