2009-03-12 / Local & State

Pistol And Rifle Club Sets Up Scholarship Program

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

To bolster interest in the mission of the club and to offer financial support to area youths wishing to further their education, the Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club has announced the establishment of a scholarship award for college-bound students.

"The members are aware of the importance of the fact that youth members are a vital part in keeping an organization growing," stated club members Brent and Rita Gordon. "They are hoping to gain greater interest in the club from youths. Therefore, allowing the organization the opportunity to educate more youths in the importance of the objectives of the Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club."

According to the club's objectives, the group encourages the shooting of organized firearms with a view toward a better knowledge on the safe handling and proper care of firearms as well as improved marksmanship. "It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self discipline, team play and self reliance, which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of the true patriotism," the objective further adds.

Applications for members of the Forbes Road, Central Fulton and Southern Fulton Class of 2009 are available through school guidance counselors for consideration for the Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club Scholarship. Applications may also be obtained on the club's Web site located at http://home.comcast.net/~dshas serre43/site/.

Criteria for applying include maintaining a 3.0 grade point average; been accepted to and provide proof of enrollment to a vocational technical school or a two or four-year school with occupational interests pertaining to the use of firearms. Examples of such occupational interests include law enforcement, Game Commission, security/body guard, wildlife and forestry conservationists, armed forces and private detective.

Those submitting applications for consideration are also asked to supply a variety of information, including work experience, community service, class standing and three letters of recommendation. Membership association with the club is also requested, as is the completion of an essay on why character is important for obtaining future goals.

Applications for this year's round of financial assistance must be postmarked by May 16.

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