This week the National Shooting Sports Foundation® awarded $50,000 in scholarship funds to 42 students in its annual essay contest for employees of NSSF Voting Member companies and their family members.
NSSF doubled the amount of funding for the Voting Member Scholarship Award program in 2012, providing 20 additional scholarships. To earn one of the 42 scholarships offered, employees of NSSF Voting Member companies or their qualified family members submitted applications and essays on one of four topics: “Why Hunting is Important to Rural Businesses”; “The True Meaning of the Second Amendment”; “Power at the Polls: The Importance of the Gun Owner Voting Bloc”; and “WSFR 75th Anniversary: How Industry and Sportsmen Support Conservation.”
NSSF makes the scholarships available as a means of thanking its Voting Members for their substantial financial support of NSSF and its efforts to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Samantha Hughes, NSSF’s member services coordinator, oversaw the Voting Member Scholarship Award Contest.