By Kyle Jillson | June 1 2012 16:50

Youth Education Summit Grand Scholarship entries

After pouring over entries from the attendees of the 2011 Youth Education Summit, the NRA has chosen the recipients of this year's Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship.

A total of $20,000 in scholarships is being awarded to only a handful of the 2011 summit attendees who poured months into their submissions. Scholarships are paid directly to the accredited college or technical school of the student’s choice.

Interested in a chance to get a piece of the annual scholarship in the future? The contest is available only to students who attended the previous year's Y.E.S., a seven-day, expense paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for rising high school juniors and seniors. Learn more about Y.E.S. on their website.

For nine months after the Youth Education Summit, students have the chance to work on a Grand Scholarship application, which involves developing a portfolio communicating how the student introduced NRA programs into their community along with the impact those programs made.

Among this year’s entries, many students gave presentations on their Y.E.S. experiences at local Friends of NRA banquets, youth clubs and schools, brought the Refuse To Be A Victim program to their home town and promoted the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program at local fairs.

Keep checking NRAblog, where we'll announce the winners next week.

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