NRA selects top projects from 2013 Youth Education Summit attendees
Fairfax, Virginia - After each year's NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), the seven day educational experience in Washington, D.C. for high schoolers, students have an amazing opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in financial aid through the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship. This year's competition featured $15,000 up for grabs in college scholarships.
Over the next nine months, participants create a portfolio detailing their efforts to introduce NRA's great programs like Eddie Eagle GunSafe®, Women On Target®, and Refuse To Be A Victim® into their communities and the positive effects that resulted.
The Youth Education Summit encourages America's youth to become knowledgeable in both national and local politics. Attendees tour memorials and monuments surrounding the nation’s capital as they learn the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen. The program has awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships since its creation in 1996. Funding for Y.E.S. is provided through The NRA Foundation from monies raised by Friends of NRA, a grassroots fund-raising program in support of the shooting sports. Learn more at www.friendsofnra.org/yes.
This year's winners are:
- $8,000 – Jacqueline Callens, Marshall, Minnesota
- $3,500 – Dianna Rulon, Arcadia, Indiana
- $2,000 – Abram French, Horse Plains, Montana
- $1,000 – Anna Sommers, Burlington, Wisconsin
- $500 – Christian Miller, Loveland, Ohio