Any time that a gun rights organization holds training or educational events for youth they get accused of indoctrination by the gun prohibitionists. Well, the NRA Foundation and the Friends of the NRA are sponsoring 45 scholarships for the NRA Youth Education Summit in 2014.
Forty-five outstanding current high school sophomores and juniors from across the United States are chosen each year to travel to the nation’s capital, where they participate in the weeklong educational opportunity. The summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs. The 2014 summit will take place Monday, June 23 – Sunday, June 29. Click here to download the application to get started today!
Activities on the schedule include:
Guest speakers at NRA Headquarters and the National Firearms Museum
Competitive debates with other high school students from across the nation
Informative tours at historic sites and monuments in and around Washington, D.C.
Meeting national leaders from Capitol Hill and around Washington, D.C.
In addition to the week in Washington D.C., Y.E.S. participants compete for $30,000 in college scholarships. The first round of awards totals $15,000 and is given at the conclusion of the Y.E.S. program. A second round of scholarships is comprised of $15,000 and involves a second application, available to the participants after they go through the Y.E.S. program.
Since the program’s inception in 1996, more than 700 students have graduated from Y.E.S. and over $400,000 in scholarships has been awarded. Entry into the program requires submission of a completed application form, high school transcript, three-page essay on the Second Amendment, one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.
This is enough to cause the Sarah Bradys and Shannon Watts of the gun prohibitionist world to have the vapors.
As if that was not reason enough not to encourage a high school sophomore or junior to apply, here are 10 more in Traditions magazine.
For additional information on the NRA Youth Education Summit please call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org