Yankton, SD–Easton Sports Development Foundation and the National Field Archery Association Foundation are pleased to announce the Archery Scholarship Recipients for 2014. $28,750 in total scholarships was awarded to 22 student athletes in middle school, high school, and college that compete with either compound or recurve bows. Individual scholarship awards varied from $500 to $2500. The top scholarships were awarded to Hunter Jackson and Michelle Gilbert.
Hunter is from Waterford, Michigan and attends Michigan State. Michelle is from Bethesda, Maryland and is attending Texas A&M.
“Hunter and Michelle and the other recipients are all outstanding athletes that developed their archery skill in youth programs, and have become seasoned competitive archers. We are pleased to award them scholarships for 2014”, stated Bruce Cull, President, NFAA.
NFAA Foundation Scholarships were first awarded in 1990 to student athletes that compete in archery and excel in academic and intellectual achievement. The limitations of the original scholarship programs were resolved in 2009 with the creation of the joint NFAA Foundation/Easton Sports Development Foundation Scholarship Program. “The Easton Sports Development and NFAA Foundations share the goal to support student athletes that compete in archery. We believe these scholarships will help us to develop stronger college archery programs and strengthen future Olympic and World Championship Teams. By combining our respective Foundation programs, we can award more student scholarships, and increase the scholarship levels”, said Greg Easton, President Easton Foundations.
Dave Gordon, of Gordon Composites, made a large personal contribution to the scholarship endowment fund. Dave stated, “Archery has been a big part of both my personal and business success. I believe the Easton Sports Development Foundation-NFAA Foundation Scholarship program is an outstanding program to support our youth archers, and allows me to give back to the sport I love. Awarding our best archers and student athletes scholarships that allow them to pursue further education while competing in archery will help develop much stronger youth and college archery programs. I encourage everyone that shares my passion for archery and desire to support our young archers to make their own donation to the scholarship program.”
Individuals or companies interested in donating to the scholarship endowment fund or learning more about the program are encouraged to contact Bruce Cull, NFAA President. The NFAA Foundation is a 501(c)3 Public Charity and all donations meet the IRS requirements as charitable donations.
Congratulations to all our 2014 Scholarship recipients!
Easton Sports Development Foundation and NFAA Foundation Scholarship
Hunter Jackson, Michigan- $2500
Michelle Gilbert, Maryland- $2500
Garrett Abernethy, South Carolina- $2000
Jenny Han, California- $2000
Christopher Luman, Georgia- $2000
Ryan Oliver, Florida- $1500
Danny Button, Wisconsin- $1500
Jenna Ahn, California- $1500
Brogan Williams, Oklahoma- $1250
KayLeigh Rogers, Texas- $1250
Lexi Keller, Wisconsin- $1250
Karen Smith, Texas- $1000
Paige Pearce, California- $1000
Jake Besch-Stokes, Arizona- $1000
Geun Kim, California- $1000
Jin Kim, California-$1000
Lauren Clamon, California-$1000
Gabrielle Cyr, Maine- $750
Marcella Hebert, Wisconsin- $750
Daniel Cunningham, Louisiana- $500
Katie Alexander, Arizona- $500
Dave Gordon NFAA Foundation Scholarship
Hunter Tuveson, Minnesota- $1000
Scholarship applications, program requirements, and additional information are available on the NFAA website at www.nfaausa.com, or from the NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078. All applications for 2015 scholarships must be submitted to the NFAA Office by December 31, 2014. For additional information contact Natalie Vollmer, NFAA Executive Secretary, at 605-260-9279 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.