The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) has formed partnerships with the major shotgun National Governing Bodies (NGB). ACUI has awarded scholarships to the National Junior Champions from the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA), the National Sporting Clay Association (NSCA), and USA Shooting (USAS). There were ten $500 scholarships awarded in 2013. ACUI, with the help of the shooting industry, hopes to increase the total scholarship funds at each event to $1,000 for the 2014 shooting year.
The USA Shooting scholarship winners are Thomas Bayer, Ashley Carroll, Phillip Jungman, and Dania Vizza. The ATA scholarships were awarded to Taylor Houx and Bobby Fowler. The NSCA scholarships went to David Radulovich and Alexandra Wampler. The NSSA scholarships went to James Barnard and Lindsay Martin.
Each scholarship is paid directly to the individual’s college or university and the accepting institution must have or be willing to start a shooting program. In the event the winner of any scholarship is still a high school student, the money will be held by ACUI and then paid when that student graduates high school and attends college.
ACUI has organized the Collegiate Clay Target Championships for 46 years. The Clay Target Collegiate Shotgun Bowl Series was created to provide additional opportunities for competition closer to participating campuses, thereby allowing full team roster participation. To learn more about ACUI or to contribute to the scholarship accounts, contact Russ Arnold at 817-690-6194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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