MAY 31, 2018

Final Day to Apply for Shimano Scholarships

LADSON, SC -- For graduating high school seniors, undergrad and graduate students interested in fisheries, wildlife and natural resource fields of study, applications for the ‘Shimano Varsity’ program scholarships are now due. 

Shimano North American Fishing, Inc. is awarding up to $30,000 in financial assistance to future leaders in conservation, fisheries and wildlife sciences and management,” said Frank Hyla Shimano’s youth fishing coordinator. “Our objective is hoping those talents help with work done by state, regional, provincial and national natural resource agencies.”

Application forms – with a May 31 deadline - are available on the Shimano website at Shimano Varsity Program Scholarship. The program is open to U.S. and Canadian high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students who are members of B.A.S.S., and majoring in biology, fisheries, wildlife or a natural resource related field. 

Successful applicants will be notified by July 1. The award is made directly to the student winner and can be used as needed for tuition, textbooks or living expenses. For more information about on the ‘Shimano Varsity’ program, visit:

Media Contact: John Mazurkiewicz – Catalyst Marketing • • 574.289.1331

Shimano Youth Fishing Coordinator: Frank Hyla • • 949.677.2241