Mossy Oak Invests In The Future Of Conservation By Sponsoring NWTF’s National Academic Scholarship
WEST POINT, MS –-(Ammoland.com)- Melissa Bueker dreams of conserving wildlife and habitat for future generations, and now with a $10,000 National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) national scholarship sponsored by Mossy Oak, the outstanding student can turn her dream into reality.
Bueker plans to pursue a degree in wildlife conservation and management through the agriculture department at Missouri State University, and will be the the first in her family to attend college.
“I’m excited and honored to be recognized nationally as a future leader in conservation, especially by such well-known organizations,” said Bueker. “The scholarship money from the NWTF and Mossy Oak will allow me to focus on conservation opportunities and general school studies without the burden of financial obligations.”
“Like Mossy Oak, Melissa is committed to conservation, and we’re proud of her efforts and desire to continue on that path while furthering her education,” said Toxey Haas, Founder and CEO of Mossy Oak. “NWTF is active in getting young people outdoors and supporting conservation efforts. We’re glad to be a part of this scholarship program with such an upstanding organization.”
An avid hunter and conservationist, Bueker volunteers her time helping her community, is active in many organizations such as the Future Farmers of America, the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the National Honor Society. She also received $500 local and $2,000 state scholarships from the NWTF.
Bueker will receive official recognition for her scholarship at the 35th Annual NWTF Convention & Sports Show, February 17-20, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
NWTF scholarships are set up to benefit youth with a commitment to conservation and preserving the hunting tradition, and recipients may pursue any type of degree they wish. To date, the NWTF has awarded more than $3 million through the program.
For more information on the NWTF and conservation programs they have available, log on to www.nwtf.com.
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