2011 NRA Youth Education Summit Application Deadline Approaching

2011 NRA Youth Education Summit Application Deadline Approaching
$30,000 in College Scholarships Available to Students.

National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association

FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- The February 14 deadline to apply to the National Rifle Association’s Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) is approaching. High school sophomores and juniors are invited to participate in the expenses-paid educational summit in Washington D.C., from June 20-26, 2011.

Forty-five outstanding students will be chosen from across the United States to travel to the nation’s capital and participate in the weeklong educational opportunity. The summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government and the importance of being active in civic affairs.

Activities on this year’s schedule include:

  • Guest speakers at NRA Headquarters and the National Firearms Museum
  • Competitive debates with other high school students from across the nation
  • Informative tours at historic sites and monuments in and around Washington, D.C.
  • Meeting national leaders from Capitol Hill and around Washington, D.C.

“The NRA Youth Education Summit is a great experience that you should definitely attend. You'll get to do all kinds of fun stuff like touring Washington D.C., visiting the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, hanging out with some amazing kids, plus just learning a bunch about our government and current events,” said past participant Luke Macfarlan.

In addition to the week in Washington D.C., Y.E.S. participants compete for $30,000 in college scholarships. The first round of awards totals $10,000 and is given at the conclusion of the Y.E.S. program. A second round of scholarships is comprised of $20,000 and involves a second application, available to the participants after they go through the Y.E.S. program.

Since the program’s inception in 1996, more than $250,000 in scholarships has been awarded.

Entry into the program requires submission of a completed application form, high school transcript, three-page essay on the Second Amendment, one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Interested students should have their application post-marked no later than February 14, 2011.

For additional information on the 2011 Youth Education Summit and how to apply, please visit www.friendsofnra.org/yes, or call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1342.