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NRA Youth Education Summit

For two decades, NRA’s Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) has brought of some of America’s most bright, ambitious, and patriotic youth to our nation's capital each summer for a week of fun they'll never forget. Students engage with political leaders, visit historical monuments, and apply their skills in competitive debates, all to enrich and inspire the future of our nation. The mission of the Y.E.S. program is to help students explore our American government, Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, while encouraging them to become responsible citizens who participate in the democratic process and return to their community with a proactive voice for the Second Amendment.

But Y.E.S. isn't just about taking tours around Washington, D.C. The summit is an educational experience that offers $55,000 in college scholarships for students who demonstrate strong leadership skills and knowledgeable participation during the week's activities - which include debates and seminars on current events.

The Best of the Best

Each summer, 45-50 high school students are selected from across the country to participate in one of two week-long summits in our nation’s capital.

$55,000 in Scholarships

Students compete for college scholarships by demonstrating strong leadership skills and knowledgeable participation during the week's activities.

Funds for Higher Learning

Scholarships that are won are paid directly to the accredited college or technical school of the student’s choice. 

Lead the Legacy

Are you an outstanding high school sophomore or junior actively engaged in academics, leadership, and community service? Every year, the National Rifle Association invites current high school sophomores and juniors across the United States to apply for the National NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), an expense-paid, week-long educational experience in Washington, D.C., held in July.

Applications for Y.E.S. 2020 are now open! Visit the application page for more details.

The 2020 session will take place July 13-19.

Notice: Applicants living in Texas or Virginia must participate in a state-level summit before attending national Y.E.S. in Washington, D.C.

2019 Grand Scholarship Application
Deadline: July 26, 2019

Want To Know More 

For more information about the NRA Youth Education Summit, please call us at (800) 672-3888 ext. 1351 or email yes@nrahq.org.

Youth Education Summit

A week-long competitive fellowship in Washington, D.C. enables high school sophomores and juniors to explore their passion for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and our American government.