Alabama Bass Trail to award $5,000 in scholarships to student anglers

Decatur, Ala. – The Alabama Bass Trail is pleased to announce the availability of scholarship money for student anglers in 2017. Student anglers who participate in the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series (ABTTS) in 2017 may apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships to use to continue their studies at a college or university of their choice. Five scholarships are available for any high school seniors and college students participating in the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series in 2017.

Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. To apply, students must complete an application and submit it along with two letters of recommendation, 200-400 word essay about why they would like to receive this scholarship, and proof of enrollment. Applicants will be judged on participation in the ABTTS, academic performance and community involvement. Applications are available at the Alabama Bass Trail website and must be returned to Alabama Bass Trail, Attention: Student Scholarship, P.O. Box 2537, Decatur, Ala. 35602 no later than May 1, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at the final tournament in their respective division.

“We are excited to provide scholarships to young men and women who work hard in the classroom and on the water. This is just another way the Alabama Bass Trail continues to encourage young anglers to pursue their passion and their education,” said Alabama Bass Trail Program Director Kay Donaldson.

For more information on the scholarship program and the Alabama Bass Trail, contact Donaldson at 855-9FISHAL.