Florida Highschoolers to Compete for $11,000 in College Scholarship Funds
In its continued support of youth education, Mud Hole Custom Tackle has joined forces with Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Florida as the primary sponsor of the inaugural CCA Youth Scholarship Program presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle. Highschoolers with a passion for the conservation of Florida’s marine resources have the opportunity to compete in an immersive, five-day educational experience with the top participants earning college scholarships.
“Mud Hole has a well-established youth education program supporting schools throughout the U.S. and around the world. So, when CCA approached us about supporting this new scholarship initiative, it was a natural fit for us” said Brook Oliva, Mud Hole President. “This is logical extension of our ongoing partnership with CCA. Both parties are passionate about the health of our fisheries and the education of our youth. The Youth Scholarship Program hits both targets.”
High school sophomores and juniors can apply to the program through April 15. Ten students will be chosen to participate in the June experience and will compete throughout the five-day program, with the top three students earning $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 college scholarships based on merit, attention, focus, creativity, speeches and more. Following the June program, all ten participants will then have the opportunity to compete for one $5,000 Grand Scholarship by starting CCA programs in their own communities.
“Our primary goal for the Youth Scholarship Program is to help identify, develop and reward the conservation-focused leaders of tomorrow,” CCA Regional Director Amanda Krpan said.
“Having Mud Hole Custom Tackle partner with us in the initiative’s first year really gives us the boost the program deserves. We are excited to reach students throughout the state of Florida and continue to support conservation efforts in education.”
Applications for The CCA Youth Scholarship Program presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle are currently being accepted. For a program overview, FAQ and instructions on how to apply, visit https://ccaflorida.org/ysp