2014 Oregon Scholarship Winners Announced by Friends of NRA

Oregon Friends of NRA is pleased to announce that there are 15 recipients of the NRA Foundation’s 2014 Youth Scholarship Program. The winners will each receive a cash scholarship toward their continuing education. The recipients are all high-achieving students who have learned about the Second Amendment through the program, and have developed an appreciation for the freedom this amendment allows.

The NRA Foundation is proud to announce the 15 beneficiaries of the Oregon Friends of NRA 2014 Youth Scholarship Program. Each high-achieving high school senior will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue higher education.

“It is an honor to see these youth learn about our Second Amendment through this program and to see them develop an apprecia­tion for the freedoms it allows,” Katie Jones, chair of Douglas County Friends of NRA, said about the recently awarded scholarships. “I honestly believe ed­ucating youth today is the best way to protect these rights for future generations of Americans to enjoy.”

Scholarships are distributed through the Oregon Friends of NRA Scholarship Commit­tee, a subcommittee formed in 2012 by the Oregon State Fund Committee. In its inaugural year, the Youth Scholarship Program issued five $1,000 scholarships and has shown promising growth each year.

“The Oregon State Fund Committee, which I had the honor to chair for the past 10 years, feels very strongly about investing in our youth,” notes Schol­arship Committee Chair Maurizio Valerio. “We are very excited to sponsor our Oregon Friends of NRA Scholarship program, and we are honored to direct some of the funds raised in our state toward this wor­thy cause.”


Benjamin Barnes, Jr. Oakland, OR

Katie Birkmaier Enterprise, OR

Cheyenne Camara – Prineville, OR

Max Hane – Roseburg, OR

Lukas Huggins — Baker City, OR

Hannah Mabbott – Hermiston, OR

Jacob Murstig – Echo, OR

Katielynn ParretRiddle, OR

Natalie Scotto – Hermiston, OR

Sandra Shelton — Central Point, OR

Emily Spang – Wallowa, OR

Sarah Spaugh — Baker City, OR

Brian Staebler-SiewellBaker City, OR

Robert Stewart – Tigard, OR

Morgan Waters – Wallowa, OR


About The NRA Foundation
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context.  More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at www.nrafoundation.org.

About Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters.  Learn more about Friends of NRA at www.friendsofnra.org.

Contact: Kyle Jillson

kjillson@nrahq.org; (703) 267-1595