By Kyle Jillson | June 9 2013 15:01

NRA Youth Education Summit Grand Scholarship offers thousands in education aid

Youth Education Summit Grand Scholarship entries

Fairfax, Virginia - Each summer's annual NRA Youth Education Summit, the seven-day all expenses educational experience in Washington, DC, for high school students, has plenty of opportunities to compete for college scholarships. After the summit ends, there's an even bigger opportunity available - the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship.

While at Y.E.S., rising high school sophomores and juniors travel the Washington, DC area learning about how our federal government works as well as the importance of the Second Amendment and the benefits the NRA provides through its community outreach programs. The optional Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship, beginning when the weeklong summit ends, gives that year's attendees nine months to introduce NRA safety education and training programs into their communities, documenting the process and results.

The Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship for last year's summit participants ended this past March and NRA staff have finished reading through all of the great entries submitted.

Even through each entry displays months of hard work to bring NRA programs to attendees' communities, only a handful of winners can be selected for the $15,000 in scholarships; paid directly to the accredited college or technical school of the student’s choice.

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, promoted the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program at local fairs and helped start State Youth Education Summit programs.

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.

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

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