Duo North America has focused its energy on helping young anglers pursue a college education by awarding a generous scholarship to lunker hunting youth. It's such an awesome opportunity for young anglers to represent the bass fishing industry and combine their love of the sport with personal growth. Even some of the top anglers in the field say the ability to market yourself is key, and an education definitely makes you more well-rounded. And public speaking classes sure don't hurt!
"This is an incredible opportunity for young anglers," said Shelia Murphy, CEO of DUO North America. "It's a win-win situation for youth anglers, DUO and in the end, the entire sportfishing industry."
The company will offer two students $2,500 each toward pursuing their college education and accelerating their angling career. The fund is open to applicants who have a 75 percent grade point average or better, are active in tournament fishing or school teams and community involvement.
Interested anglers can request an application form from firstname.lastname@example.org. For all the college anglers out there - try applying! In an industry where sponsors mean everything, every little bit helps.