The National Field Archery Association is proud to introduce two new scholarships for The Vegas Shoot 2020: a Junior Essay Contest and a program of Collegiate Scholarships.
These new programs, valued at $13,000, are in addition to the more than $27,000 in scholarships for education awarded to the top three archers in the junior divisions.
The Vegas Shoot’s prize fund totals over $490,000 in 2020 - and $40,000 of that will be given as scholarships to young archers.
The National Field Archery Association Foundation, in partnership with the Easton Foundations, has been awarding scholarships to youth participants at The Vegas since 2015.
The Junior Essay Contest is open to all archers aged 12 to 17 years that will compete at the The Vegas Shoot 2020. To participate, a young person should submit a 500- to 1000-word essay on the subject of archery before 9:00AM CST on Monday, January 27, 2020.
An independent panel will judge the essays and choose the best. Two winners will be picked – one boy and one girl – and announced during the Junior Awards Ceremony in the main Championship arena on February 8. They’ll receive a $1,000 scholarship for use towards higher education.
The winning entries will also be published on www.thevegasshoot.com and in Quarter 1 of Archery Magazine. Complete rules are available on The Vegas Shoot website.
The Collegiate Scholarship program at The Vegas Shoot 2020 is open to all full-time students at a two- or four-year university or technical school. (Still in high school? – you will need to wait!)
Individuals and teams (schools) can receive collegiate scholarships. To be eligible, student-athletes should pay the $25 collegiate add-on during registration.
The scores from the first two days of competition decide the collegiate results. Archers can participate in the flight or championship competitions at The Vegas Shoot but will be ranked for collegiate purposes in divisions of Male and Female - Compound, Recurve, Bowhunter, and Recurve Barebow.
The top three student-athletes in each division will receive scholarships valued at $500, $300 and $200, respectively, for use towards higher education.
The top three schools – with at least three archers and at least one recurve or recurve barebow archer registered – will also be ranked on the two-day results of their student-athletes. The top three schools will receive $1,500, $1,000 and $500, respectively, for their team or club.