Federal Ammunition Awards 2023 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarships

Federal Ammunition recently awarded the 2023 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarships to two 4-H Student Ambassadors: Ryer Roberts from Colorado and Colt Shackley from Nevada. Scholarships were awarded to winners at the National 4H Shooting Sports Invitational held in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 26-30. During the opening ceremonies on June 26, Jon Zinnel, Senior Manager of Youth Shooting Programs for Federal Ammunition, announced the winners.

“As a former 4H National Ambassador, reviewing these applications is the highlight of my year. All of these ambassadors are tremendous citizens who made the decision challenging,” Jon Zinnel said. “Both Ryer and Colt demonstrated an impressive understanding of how wildlife is managed, as well as how hunting and shooting sport programs play a vital role in the operation and funding of the North American Wildlife Conservation Model in our country. “.

This annual scholarship program was created to honor legendary exhibition shooter Tom Knapp, who passed away in April 2013. In 2016, Federal Ammunition and Champion Traps & Targets partnered with the National Shooting Sports Committee 4-H to continue the Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarship Program. A strong advocate of supporting the next generation, Knapp was a long-time ambassador for both Champion and Federal Premium Ammunition. With the support of Knapp’s wife, Colleen, Champion expanded Tom’s licensed product program to fund an endowed scholarship that awards $2,500 each to two 4-H National Ambassadors per year.

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