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 through 5 pm Eastern time on June 15, 2012.
Scholarships are available only to employees and their family members of Voting Member companies of NSSF. (For specific eligibility, refer to the official guidelines.) 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 2012 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only. The complete rules and application forms are available at www.nssf.org/scholarship. NSSF urges applicants to read the rules thoroughly before applying.
An application requires an essay of a maximum of 350 words on one of the following topics:
- Why Hunting is Important to Rural Businesses
- Power at the Polls: The Importance of the Gun-Owner Voting Bloc
- WSFR 75th Anniversary: How Industry and Sportsmen Support Conservation
- The True Meaning of the Second Amendment
Forty-two scholarships are available. The applicant whose essay is judged the best will earn the Grand Prize $6,000 scholarship. The two next best essayists will receive a $3,000 and $2,000 scholarships, respectively. Thirty-nine others will receive $1,000 scholarships, subject to the contest judges' discretion. NSSF will contact the winners by July 13 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 Samantha Hughes, NSSF's member services coordinator, at [email protected]
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 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.