Expanding the qualifications to include both graduating high school seniors and those already enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, Shimano North American Fishing, Inc. is partnering with B.A.S.S. to award up to $30,000 in scholarships as part of its ‘Shimano Varsity’ program. The expansion of the program was officially announced to state fisheries professionals and B.A.S.S. Nation conservation directors by Shimano Youth Fishing Director Frank Hyla at the biennial B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit held in conjunction with the recent GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
“Being one of the cornerstones of our Varsity program, the scholarships provide needed financial assistance to future leaders in conservation, fisheries and wildlife sciences and management,” said Hyla, “where we hope those talents help with work done by state, regional, provincial and national natural resource agencies.” – READ MORE