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Aug. 9, 2017 at 10:13 p.m.

DU SCHOLARSHIPS: Ducks Unlimited announced a new scholarship program to support its Varsity (high school) Club chapters.

Ducks Unlimited will award 61 one-time scholarships annually. Amounts awarded will vary according to the scholarship. DU will award 50 Varsity Scholarships of $500 each, 10 conservation scholarships of $1,000 each, and one $10,000 national scholarship.

The scholarships will be awarded through an application process, which will be open from Oct. 15 to Jan. 15 each year, beginning in 2017. Applicants must be graduating seniors and DU members and must provide their high school transcript, a statement describing their DU member/volunteer history and a list of all service or academic awards received. Additionally, applicants must submit a 300-word essay describing their most memorable outdoor experience and how it impacted their view of conservation.

Doug Schoenrock, DU's senior vice president and advisory to the president for the National Youth and Education Committee, will appoint a volunteer committee to evaluate the applications. Evaluation will be based on a weighted scale emphasizing volunteer history/leadership and overall academic excellence. All identifying information will be removed from the applications prior to submitting them to the committee.

All scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15 and their awarded checks will be sent to their college or university prior to registration. Additionally, the recipients will be featured in the Ducks Unlimited Magazine and announced at the DU National Convention.

For information:

OPEN POT TOURNAMENT: The veteran team of Jim McCann and Earnum Rinkle took top honors with an 11-pound, 15-ounce stringer to win the Tuesday Night Open Pot Bass Tournament at Martin Creek.

Chad Yoder and Shane Gilley finished second (11-13). There was no Big Bass caught, so the pot will roll over to the next week.

For information: Terry Lindsay (903) 754-3090.



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