President's Outdoor Scholars Program

Trips and Events

Photo from Outdoor Scholars trip to Wyoming


One of the highlights of the program is our trips. We take one to two trips per semester, plus participants are guaranteed one trip per year at no cost to the student. Recipients may choose from any of the following sample trips:

  • Bass fishing on legendary Lake Fork in Texas (includes professional guide)
  • Quail hunting at an exclusive private club
  • Bass fishing at private lakes and ponds
  • Deep-sea and big-game fishing off the Gulf Coast or in the Florida Keys
  • Duck hunting in the Mississippi Delta, Arkansas or Louisiana
  • Guided big-game hunts
  • Trout fishing in Venice, La.

L to R: Presenting the awards were Horace Horn with PowerSouth Energy; Angus Cooper, III, AWF President; Governor Kay Ivey and Susan Comensky with Alabama Power Company. Accepting on behalf of the University of Montevallo were Hannah Garner, Ryan Baker, Outdoor Scholars Program Director William Crawford, UM President Dr. John Stewart and Grant Deavers.


Our guest speaker series and hands-on activities is what makes the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program so unique. View the 2019-2020 Schedule of Events below:

  • 8/16-18 Buckmaster Expo & Buckmaster Scholar Event (Montgomery,AL)
  • 8/29 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Human Resources (Lodge)
  • 9/5 7:00 P.M. Meeting with Kyle Barefield from “All Things Hunting” (Lodge)
  • 9/10 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Kevin Orthman from “Professional Outdoor Media Association” (Lodge)
  • 9/12 6:00 P.M. QDMA Shrimp Boil (Student Retreat Center)
  • 9/19 2:30 P.M. Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook-off Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham, AL)
  • 10/1 3:30 P.M. Meeting with JT Kenny from “Major League Fishing” (Lodge)
  • 10/3-10/7 Wyoming Antelope Hunt
  • 10/5 Pheasant Shoot Fundraiser at Great Southern Outdoors Plantation (Union Springs, AL)
  • 10/8 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Congressman Palmer (Lodge)
  • 10/12 Bow Fishing Trip with Nightshift Charters (Gulf Shores, AL)
  • 10/15 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Matt Kelly from Equip Ministries (Lodge)
  • 10/18-10/20 Louisiana Redfishing Trip with Native Adventure
  • 10/30-11/2 Eddie Salter Bowhunting Challenge (Evergreen, AL)
  • 11/5 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Nick Hoffman from “Nick’s Wild Ride” (Lodge)
  • 11/13 Illinois Bowhunt
  • 12/27-30 Louisiana Deer Hunt with Kyle Barefield
  • 1/6-7 Soggy Bottom Lodge Quail Hunt
  • 1/13-14 Louisiana Duck Hunt with Native Adventure
  • 1/16 Back to School Cookout at the Lodge
  • 1/22-23 Arkansas Specklebelly Goose Hunt
  • 1/28 3:30 Outdoor Scholars Meeting (Lodge)
  • 2/11 3:30 Meeting with Wayne Edgeworth “Alabama state record 8 point” (Lodge)
  • 2/13-15 NWTF Convention (Nashville, TN)
  • 2/18 3:30 Meeting with Joe Mathis “Timber Talk” (Lodge)
  • 2/19 3:30 Squirrel Hunting Championship (Calera, AL)
  • 3/10 5:30 Outdoor Scholars Cookout (Lodge)
  • 3/17 TBA Alabama Power Habitat Project
  • 3/25-28 Turkey Hunt Fundraiser (Union Springs, AL)
  • 4/7 TBA Alabama Power Habitat Project
  • 4/16-18 QDMA Turkey Hunt at Great Southern Outdoors (Union Springs, AL)
  • TBA Kansas Turkey Hunt with Eddie Salter
  • 5/1 Outdoor Scholars Banquet
  • 5/6-8 Gone Fishing Just Not Wishing at Oak Mountain State Park (Oak Mountain, AL)