Once the summit is complete, participants have 11 months to compete for the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship by introducing NRA programs into their communities and creating a portfolio summarizing the experience. This year’s entries performed a variety of activities, such as hosting an 6th grade Hunter's Education Course, joining a Friends of NRA committee, and giving speeches at multiple community service organizations.
The following students were selected as Grand Scholarship winners from the 2016 Y.E.S. class’ entrants:
Serena Juchnowski - Richfield OH
Emily Saltarelli - Montgomery TX
Bryttani MacNamara - Sulphur LA
Aidan Thomason - Knoxville, TN
Funding for Y.E.S. and the Grand Scholarship is provided by The NRA Foundation and Friends of NRA.
The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of the National Rifle Association and other organizations. These activities promote firearms and hunting safety, enhance shooting sports, and educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. For more information, visit the NRA Foundation website at www.nrafoundation.org or call 800-554-9498.