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Travis Ely Collegiate Angler Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Sep 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 30, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Angler (fishing, bass fishing, etc.)

Travis Ely, a former member of the Purdue University Bass Fishing Team, passed away in a car accident on October 16, 2023 while returning back to school from a bass fishing tournament.

Travis’ legacy has left a lasting impact on the fishing community. Travis was a dedicated student pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology – this, plus his passion for bass fishing made him a standout among his peers.

The Association of Collegiate Anglers and their partners, such as Ranger Boats where Travis was an intern in the summer of 2023, have established the Travis Ely Memorial Scholarship to carry on Travis' memory and will honor an active college angler for his/her impact both on the water and the community.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student angler who exemplifies great success, character, sportsmanship, and work ethic, just like Travis, both on the water and around the community.

To apply, tell us how you display character, sportsmanship, and work ethic in your community and in your fishing.

Selection Criteria:
Success, Character, Sportsmanship, Work Ethic
Published June 24, 2024
Essay Topic

How do you exemplify character, sportsmanship, and work ethic, both in the water and in your community?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 30, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 30, 2024.