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The University of Montevallo — located 45 miles southwest of Birmingham, Alabama — will offer what appears to be the nation’s first hunting and fishing scholarship. The “President’s Outdoor Scholarship” will include courses in conservation, game management, hunting and fishing techniques and strategies, outdoor sports, environmental issues and how to prepare fish and wild game for the table.
“We live in an area of the country where hunting and fishing are part of the ethos and part of our culture,” university president John Stewart tells Yellowhammer, a regional news organization. “I personally grew up doing a lot of hunting and fishing, with a great deal of respect for outdoor resources. We saw this as a way to serve so many students in our area who come to college and study, but also would like to remain plugged into their passions outside the classroom.”