NRA Now Accepting 2015 Youth Education Summit Applications

The NRA is currently accepting applications for their popular NRA Youth Education Summit. The program invites junior and sophmore high school students to participate in the program. February 1 2015 is the application deadline.

The National Rifle Association invites high school sophomores and juniors across the United States to apply for the 2015 National NRA Youth Education Summit, an expenses paid weeklong educational experience in Washington, D.C. from July 27 – August 2, 2015. Attendees will compete for $30,000 in college scholarships through participation in the program’s events. Applications must be received by February 1, 2015.

The NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government and the importance of being active in civic affairs. Activities on the agenda include meeting with members of Congress, hearing from guest speakers at NRA Headquarters, participating in competitive debates, touring historic sites and monuments in the DC Metro area and more.

“I would recommend this program to anyone,” said former Y.E.S. participant Anna Sommers from Burlington, WI.  “It’s an unforgettable experience that can’t fully be summed up in words. The friends made and the knowledge I gained on this trip can be found nowhere else. This trip made me incredibly proud to be an American.”

Attendees will have the chance to compete for $15,000 in college scholarships based on their performances in debates and seminars held during the weeklong summit. Students may compete for an additional $15,000 in scholarships after the summit through sharing their experience with their communities. More than $400,000 in scholarships have been awarded since Y.E.S.’s creation in 1996 thanks to grants provided by The NRA Foundation.

Entry into the summit requires submission of a completed application form, a high school transcript, a three-page essay on the Second Amendment, a one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.  Those interested must have their application post-marked no later than February 1, 2015.

For additional information on the 2015 National NRA Youth Education Summit and how to apply, please visit www.friendsofnra.org/yes, or call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1342.

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.

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.