Scholarship Fund - Apple Valley Gun Club

Apple Valley Gun Club Scholarship Fund Administration

Contact: Dina McKinney

The Apple Valley Gun Club maintains a scholarship/grant fund in order to fund academic scholarships to college-bound members and associate members under the age of 24 who have demonstrated personal characteristics and habits consistent with the statements contained in our Bylaws, Article II, Section 1, Paragraphs (b) (1) and (2). The applicant must also complete and submit the Apple Valley Gun Club Scholarship Application (CLICK HERE). 

Applications will be accepted between December 1st and March 1st for review.  This scholarship/grant fund shall be funded by the 50/50 drawing held at monthly membership meetings and the proceeds from the NRA Recruiting activity of the Club. Periodic contributions to the scholarship fund may be made from the general club revenues as directed by a majority action of the Board of Directors or by the membership following the procedures set forth in this manual.

A scholarship committee chairperson shall be named/appointed at the Apple Valley Gun Club Board of Directors formation meeting and will be the contact person for the applicants.  The chairperson shall form a scholarship application review committee to review all applications. The committee will suggest candidates of the AVGC scholarship/grants to the Board of Directors for ultimate selection of successful candidates.

Distributions from the scholarship/grant fund shall only be made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors or membership approving an applicant’s submission of the Apple Valley Gun Club Scholarship form and essay as reviewed and recommended by the Scholarship Committee.  Funds shall be distributed to the successful candidates upon submission of proof of enrollment in a four-year college, university, community college, or trade school.

Scholarship awards will be presented to the successful candidates during regular General Membership meetings between the months of June to September.  If the student is away at school and unable to attend an Apple Valley Gun Club General Membership meeting, other arrangements, such as mail, can be made. Directors or members are not to vote for a scholarship or grant if it poses a conflict of interest. Scholarships and grants shall have a maximum limit of $3,000 per recipient for scholarships and four allocations for grants.

All scholarships and grants approved shall be noted in the meeting minutes when approved, regardless of amount, and shall be announced in the quarterly newsletter and website noting the amount, purpose and recipient. At no time, and under no circumstances, shall Apple Valley Gun Club general funds and scholarship/grant funds be co-mingled, and funds transferred must be approved following the procedures set forth in this document. Funds maintained in the Apple Valley Gun Club Scholarship/grant Fund shall be maintained in a savings account at a FDIC insured financial institution and shall be held separate from general, reserve and operating funds.