Remington Outdoor Foundation and National Archery in the Schools Program® award scholarships to college-bound students
Posted By admin on May 31, 2010
Shooting scholarships are one of the best sponsorships that companies within the shooting industry can provide. They are also an area that Junior Shooters magazine, as well as the national Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF,) and the National Rifleman Association (NRA Collegiate shooting programs) are trying to document so that more interested families can find out about these educational benefits. Some additional links to websites covering articles and/or information relating to shooting scholarships can be found at the end of this article.
Three students who authored winning essays that describe how the National Archery in the Schools Program® (NASP®) changed their lives will see that theme played out again when they collect a total of $3,000 in college scholarships from NASP® partner, Remington Outdoor Foundation. Carolyn Free of Cle Elum, Washington, received $500 towards a college education for her third place essay (a young lady at the NASP 2010 tournament) while second place winner Sarah Burress of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, received a $1,000 scholarship. Michael Violette of Britt, Minnesota, claimed the top prize, a $1,500 scholarship for his winning essay. Winners were announced at the 2010 NASP® National Tournament, the world’s largest archery tournament, which was held May 7-8 in Louisville, Kentucky.
(Above left: Carolyn Free received $500 toward a college education for her third place essay. Above right: Michael Violette received a $1,500 scholarship for his winning essay. Scholarships provided by the Remington Outdoor Foundation)
“The National Archery in the Schools Program® helped change these students’ lives, and now these inspirational young people are poised to do great things themselves,” said Jim Moore, president of the Remington Outdoor Foundation. “Supporting NASP® and in turn these college-bound students falls right in line with Remington Outdoor Foundation’s mission to support the efforts of its partners to share hunting and target shooting traditions with youth, women and other participants while emphasizing safety, training and ethics.”
(Above left: A young man at NASP 2010 ready to release his arrow.)
The winning essays described how NASP® helped the students overcome physical challenges and the trials associated with growing up. These essays also shared how NASP® connected the students to their culture and history and strengthened their relationships with friends and family. Essays outlined that NASP was responsible for improving the students’ academic performance as well.
NASP® provides international-style archery training in physical education classes for grades 4 through 12.
(Right: A group of four young archers get ready to test their archery skills against each other.)
(NASP has been adopted by more than 7,400 schools in 46 states and five countries!)
The National Archery in the Schools Program® (NASP®) is a joint venture between state departments of education and wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the lifelong sport of archery. The program’s focus is to provide International-Style Target Archery training in physical education classes for grades 4 through 12. To date, NASP® has been adopted by more than 7,400 schools in 46 states and five countries (U.S. , Australia , Canada , South Africa and New Zealand ). More than 1.5 million students are taught NASP®-style archery each year. Since the program began in 2002, more than 7 million students have received NASP® training. Teachers report NASP® lessons improve student performance, behavior, attitudes, confidence and self esteem. For more information, visit http://archeryintheschools.org/activea.asp or send an email to email@example.com. (Above right: Two archers check their shots prior to removing their arrows.)
(Left: The smile on this young archer’s face tells it all.)