Since the program began in 2010, Brownells has donated $12,000, helping 12 recipients fund their educations at gunsmithing schools across the U.S.
“Brownells has been instrumental in the growth of the pistolsmith and gunsmith trade for decades by providing top quality tools and supplies,” said APG President John Yanek. “This generous program provides much needed resources for those who aspire to be pistolsmiths. The American Pistolsmiths Guild is very grateful for the support we have received from Brownells.”
Students who are selected receive $1,500 from the APG and an additional $1,000 from Brownells, and may spend the money on anything they need, including tuition, housing needs and transportation to and from school. Recipients are also automatically listed as a “student member” of the APG.
“Serving and helping gunsmiths is what Brownells was founded on,” said Brownells President/COO Matt Buckingham. “We’re happy to help deserving students finish their schooling on their way to becoming full-fledged, well-trained gunsmiths.”
Only students who have completed most of their coursework and are in the top 10-percent of their class are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must submit recommendations from at least two professors, along with their academic transcripts and a letter describing why they should receive a scholarship. APG awards a maximum of five scholarships per year.
For more information about APG/Brownells scholarship program, visit the American Pistolsmiths Guild Scholarships Program webpage.
About The APG
The American Pistolsmith Guild was formed in 1977 as a body to recognize, certify and promote pistolsmiths who produce high-quality work and employ the best business practices to serve their customers. To join the guild, gunsmiths must submit samples of their work to the APG, along with business and customer recommendations, and must abide by the APG’s by-laws.
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