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We are excited to announce the new NPA junior
Scholarship program page. Please download and print the form then mail
Microsoft Word Format - NPA Junior Scholarship Application
Adobe PDF Format - NPA Junior Scholarship Application
Please see the section below taken directly from the NPA By-laws that explain the procedure for applying.
The NPA Scholarship program was established to recognize outstanding educational accomplishments made by exceptional young pigeon fanciers.
To be eligible, the junior member has to be a member in good standing in the NPA for the past 3 years. He or she must submit a transcript of their High School grades to the Secretary of the NPA by July 15th of the calendar year of their graduation. Included should be the history of any extra-curricular activities such as 4H, sports, academic clubs, service organizations, etc. A grade point average of B is required throughout the High School years. If there are any extenuating circumstances concerning the grade point average, the committee will take that under advisement. Extenuating circumstances regarding grade point average must be submitted in writing along with the application for the award. The applicant must also submit an essay about the pigeon hobby, how the applicant has participated in the pigeon hobby and what the hobby means to them. Any junior member will be granted this award only once. The award will be available to High School Seniors who are enrolling in an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning.
The Scholarship Advisory Committee shall consist of the National Pigeon Association President, the Eastern & Western Vice-Presidents and the Junior Director. All scholarship applications and accompanying documentation shall be submitted to the National Pigeon Association home office. The Scholarship Advisory Committee shall determine completeness of the application and determine if the application was received prior to the deadline. All applications that fulfill the scholarship rules and guidelines are reviewed for content and then sent, with recommendations, to the Board of Directors for an award decision. The decision of the Board of Directors shall be final.
Dependent upon the solvency of the Scholarship Fund, up to three awards will be given annually and the amount of each award will be $750.00. The fund depends on the generosity of the NPA members and affiliated organizations. T he auction at the Grand National Pigeon Show and Convention is one of the funds largest contributors. One-half of all proceeds from the auction are designated for the Scholarship Fund. The other half goes into the Junior Program operating funds.
2024 NPA Grand National Show
January 18-20, 2024
PO Box 295
Winston, GA 30187
Monday-Friday: 10-6 Eastern Time