NSSF To Award Scholarships To Voting Member Employees And Their FamiliesNSSF To Award Scholarships To Voting Member Employees And Their Families

NSSF To Award Scholarships To Voting Member Employees And Their Families

National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn. –-(Ammoland.com)- NSSF is offering students attending college or vocational school during the 2010-11 school year the chance to win one of 20 scholarships of $1,000 value.

Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree, and only current employees of NSSF voting member companies and certain family members of such employees are eligible to apply.

A completed application with an accompanying essay of 350 words or less written on one of four identified topics concerning hunting and the shooting sports must be received by NSSF no later than June 30.

Following the judging of essays, an announcement of scholarship recipients will be made on the NSSF Web site by Aug. 13.

The topics on which applicants may choose to write are: The importance of the Pittman-Robertson Act’s funding of conservation; the evolution of today’s modern sporting rifle; the history and importance of firearms in today’s society; and shooting as a family activity.

“Voting Members have made a substantial financial commitment to their industry trade association, and this is one way that NSSF wishes to reward that support,” said Bettyjane Swann, NSSF director, member services.

The scholarship application and full rules will soon be posted in the Members Only section of NSSF’s Web site, or e-mail Swann for more information. The scholarships will be paid directly to the awarded student’s place of higher learning.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 5,500 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.