Alabama Bass Trail to award $5,000 in scholarships to student anglers

Category: press release

 Sep 6th, 2016 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Sep 6th, 2016 at 12:00 AM

The Alabama Bass Trail is pleased to announce the availability of scholarship money for student anglers in 2017. Student anglers who participate in the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series (ABTTS) in 2017 may apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships to use to continue their studies at a college or university of their choice.

Five scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are available for any high school senior or college student participating in the ABTTS in 2017. To apply, students must complete an application and submit it along with two letters of recommendation, 200-400 word essay about why they would like to receive the scholarship, and proof of enrollment. Applicants will be judged on participation in the ABTTS, academic performance, and community involvement.

Applications are available at:
http://www.alabamabasstrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ABT_StudentScholarshipApp.pdf and must be returned to Alabama Bass Trail, Attention: Student Scholarship, P.O. Box 2537, Decatur, Ala. 35602 no later than May 1, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at the final tournament in their respective division.

“We are excited to provide scholarships to young men and women who work hard in the classroom and on the water. This is just another way the Alabama Bass Trail continues to encourage young anglers to pursue their passion and their education,” said Alabama Bass Trail Program Director Kay Donaldson.

For more information on the scholarship program and the Alabama Bass Trail, contact Donaldson at 855-9FISHAL.

About Alabama Bass Trail
The Alabama Bass Trail is a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. Its mission is to promote Alabama as a year-round fishing destination, to preserve natural resources for generations to come, and to educate high school and college-aged students to be good stewards of natural resources. The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.

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