Ken Hosaflook NC BHA Hunting & Fishing License Scholarship
Welcome future outdoors enthusiasts! The Winston-Salem Council of North Carolina Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is proud to announce NC BHA’s first ever license scholarship and mentorship opportunity established to encourage young adults to take part in the wonderful wilderness around us each day!
The Ken Hosaflook NC BHA Hunting & Fishing Scholarship was developed in memory of a true outdoorsman and wildlife enthusiast. Ken Hosaflook was born in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, but spent many years in North Carolina and called this state home up until his passing in 2015. He loved the Triad area because of the opportunities it provided him to hunt and fish. His wife, Judith, was his favorite fishing partner and they fished together throughout their marriage of nearly 50 years. Ken’s passion for nature never diminished during his lifetime and his contributions to public lands, waters, and wildlife extend beyond his life through his support of BHA.
The objective of this scholarship is to inspire the next generation of passionate hunters & anglers.
North Carolina Backcountry Hunters & Anglers will select a qualified applicant and cover the cost of a resident inland fishing and/or hunting license valid for one year from the date of purchase. If the selected applicant desires a hunting license be included in the prize package, then it is up to that individual to complete a hunter safety course and obtain a Certificate of Competency. This requirement can be met anytime within 12 months from the date of scholarship selection. NC BHA offers this scholarship in the name of Ken Hosaflook to help support outdoor recreation via recruitment and retention of hunters and anglers.
North Carolina Backcountry Hunters & Anglers knows the value of hunting and fishing mentors. Since this scholarship is designed to support young people interested in forging a path in the outdoors that is not already available to them, NC BHA will utilize its members to ensure that opportunities for learning and activity are available and plentiful for the chosen recipient.
Open to any North Carolina resident aged 16-23. For minors (16-17 years of age), applicants must obtain permission from a legal guardian to enter and provide that guardian’s contact information in the application. Strong preference will be given to individuals that do not have a mentor or support network for hunting & fishing activities.
DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION
All applications must be submitted on or before September 15, 2019. Any submissions received after this date will not be considered. The selection process for the 2020-2021 season will begin July 1, 2020.
The winner of the scholarship will be notified by email. That winner will be also be announced via NC BHA’s social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram and featured on this web page for the duration of one year. If the winner is a minor, permission from the winner’s legal guardian will be required.
To enter, please fill out an online entry form found here. Then, write an essay (600 word max.) using ONE of the essay prompts below. These prompts are in the form of essay titles. Applicants are encouraged to think deeply, do research, and write with a focus on personal experience and points of view. Submit your response using the email address you provided on the entry form and send it to [email protected] either in the body of the email or as a downloadable file.
- “Why I Want to Learn to Hunt/Fish”
- "Health Benefits of Nature & the Outdoors"
- “The Role of Hunters & Anglers in Conservation”
- “My Three Goals as a Hunter/Angler”
- “The Impact of Fishing and Hunting on the Environment”
For additional questions please contact NC BHA at [email protected].