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Easton Sports Development Foundation and NFAA Foundation Award Record $28,750 in Archery Scholarships

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 nvollmer@nfaausa.com.

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