NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program Seeks Applicants

NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program Seeks Applicants

National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- Employees of companies that support the National Shooting Sports Foundation at the highest level can apply for education aid through the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program.

NSSF is accepting applications for scholarships now through July 1, 2011.

Scholarships are available only to employees and their family members of the 72 Voting Member companies of NSSF. The scholarship program is one of a number of benefits that Voting Member companies receive from NSSF, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry.

Applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted and plan to attend, a college, university or vocational school during the fall 2011 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only. The complete rules are available on this webpage [http://nssf.org/members/PDF/scholarshiprules.pdf], and application forms are available at www.nssf.org/members. NSSF urges applicants to read the rules thoroughly before applying.

An application requires a 350-word essay on one of the following topics: Why Hunting is Important to Rural Businesses; Social Media and the Outdoor Word; Prime Time–Families Enjoying the Outdoors Together; or The True Meaning of the Second Amendment.

Twenty-two scholarships are available. The applicant who writes the essay judged the best will receive a $3,000 scholarship. A $2,000 scholarship goes to the next best essayist. There will be 20 other $1,000 scholarships awarded. NSSF will contact the winners by August 19 and list the recipients on its website.

NSSF Voting Member companies will receive posters and application forms to promote the scholarships to their employees.

For more information about the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program, contact Bettyjane Swann, NSSF's membership director, at [email protected]

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 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

NSSF is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. Learn about the Foundation's history at www.nssf.org/50.