USBC NEWS: 12 youth bowlers to receive Gift For Life scholarships

March 7,2013

CONTACT: Terry Bigham
USBC Communications
On the Web: BOWL.com


ARLINGTON, Texas - Twelve United States Bowling Congress Youth members havebeen awarded $1,000 college scholarships through the USBC Gift For LifeScholarships program.

Gift For Life Scholarships are given annually to USBC Youth members who needfinancial assistance to obtain a college education. High school students with aGPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) who could show financial need wereencouraged to apply. Applicants also were asked to discuss their communityservice and had to provide an essay. Recipients were selected by the USBC YouthCommittee.

"Each year, outstanding high school students need assistance as they beginto make their college plans," USBC Executive Director Stu Upson said."Through the Gift For Life Scholarships program, USBC is able to helpseveral young bowlers with the rising cost of college as they being to pursuetheir dreams."

The USBC Gift For Life scholarship recipients are:

*Taylor Brown, Louisville, Ky.
* Brianna Moore, Detroit
* Robbie Kirkley, Winter Park, Fla.
* David Stroshein, Warren, Mich.
* Ashley Holder, Klamath Falls, Ore.
* Gina Beebe, Gloucester City, N.J.
* Stetson Franklin, Danville, Va.
* Tenia Clendenin, West Melbourne, Fla.
* Destiny Simpson, Flagstaff, Ariz.
* Bryson Shannon, High Point, N.C.
* Kelli Hall, Palmetto, Ga.
* Kirsten Allan, Hutchinson, Kan.

To learn about the Gift For Life Scholarshipsand additional scholarship opportunities for youth bowlers, visitBOWL.com/scholarships.

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