Monday, February 23, 2009

Y.E.S Application Deadline Approaching Fast

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$30,000 in College Scholarships Available to Students
Application Deadline - March 2nd

Just a reminder that the National Rifle Association is currently taking applications from outstanding high school sophomores and juniors to participate in the 13th Annual Youth Education Summit July 6th-12th. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Approximately 40 students are chosen to take part in this expense-paid, seven-day event in Washington D.C. 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.

Activities on this year's 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.
YES participants also compete for a total of $30,000 in college scholarships. $10,000 is given at the conclusion of the week, based on their initial application, on-site debates and speeches, and participation during the week's activities.

$20,000 involves a second application, available to the participants after they go through YES. Since the program's inception in 1996, over $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

For additional information on the 2009 Youth Education Summit, please visit, or call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1342.


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