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February 05, 2016

USA Archery Announces Collegiate Grant Program for 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - USA Archery is pleased to announce the 2016 Collegiate Grant Program. Thanks to generous contributions from Easton Foundations, USA Archery Collegiate Archery Program Clubs can apply for grant dollars for equipment, travel, and instructor and coach certifications. Updated guidelines and the grant application form can be found here.

A 2015 grant recipient from the University of California, San Diego, Jason Tong shared: "Thanks to the grant from USA Archery and Easton Foundations, we were able to certify eight club members as Level 2 Instructors and acquire enough equipment to be able to run club practice without being forced to rely on the availability of borrowed equipment. As a result, our archers have more time to practice and improve their form."

Tong added: "Additionally, one thing many of our club members lack is competition experience. Through the grant, eight of our competitors traveled to Virginia for the National Outdoor Collegiate Championships. Without the funding, those competitors would not have competed, UC San Diego would not have fielded its first women's recurve team, nor would it have its first national barebow champion."

Due to the growth USA Archery has seen in the Collegiate Archery Program, high demand will make the grant process competitive, which means clubs should submit complete, well thought out grant applications.  All applications will be due March 6, 2016, and late applications will not be accepted.   

For more information about the Collegiate Archery Program please contact collegearchery@usarchery.org


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