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Legacy Beverage NAZ National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship Opportunity

The Northern Arizona Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Legacy Beverage is providing a scholarship of $1800.00 to be awarded to a Coconino or Navajo County senior in high school who is a NWTF member and active community participant. The winner will be eligible for the state scholarship and in addition to the local scholarship, the applicant will be able to apply for the national scholarship. Please note, two applications are necessary.

The deadline to apply for the Legacy Beverage NAZ NWTF scholarship is January 25, 2024.


The national scholarship deadline is February 1, 2024. For national scholarship information and application instructions, please visit 


Both applications have the same requirements. For the Legacy Beverage NAZ NWTF scholarship, please submit applications in PDF/JPEG format files only to


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average. Students must upload copies of transcripts for review. Finalist GPA and transcripts will be verified.

  2. Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community College, Technical College, College or University).

  3. Students must actively participate in hunting, support the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. A copy of current hunting license is required.

  4. Students must hold a current NWTF membership and upload a copy of their membership card. If you are not a current member of NWTF, visit or call (800) THE-NWTF to join. Include a copy of your online receipt or ask our membership department for an ID number to include with your application for membership verification purposes.

  5. Students must be involved in school extra-curricular activities (i.e. FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Beta Club, Student Council, etc.).

  6. Students must demonstrate leadership among his or her peers.

  7. Students must demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement (i.e. 4-H, civic group or club, scouting, volunteer work).

  8. Students must upload an essay (400 word limit) exhibiting dedication to conservation and preserving our hunting heritage. Essay must include:

  9. Students must upload two letters of recommendation

  10. Employees and National board members of the NWTF and their family members are not eligible to participate in the program.


Please provide the following:

  • Name

  • Address

  • NWTF membership number

  • Email address

  • Phone Number

  • Parent or Guardian Name

  • List membership in school-related organizations and elected leadership positions held in high school (no more than 10)

  • List activities that demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement and any awards received for school or community involvement (no more than 10)

  • High School Name and Location

  • Expected Graduation Date

  • College/University Preference

  • Desired Area of Study/Major

  • GPA and ranking out of your Graduating Class

  • Write a brief essay describing your commitment to conservation and preserving our hunting heritage. Essay must be 400 words or less and include: why you will be a good investment if you are awarded this conservation scholarship, any experiences and background that demonstrate your dedication to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage and why hunting is important to you/your family. (PDF FORMAT) *

  • Provide two letters of reference from teachers, counselors, community leaders, NWTF leaders or clergy (do not include relatives) (PDF FORMAT)*

  • Your High School Transcripts (PDF FORMAT) *

  • Photograph of your current hunting License (JPG FORMAT)*

  • Photograph of you (Headshot only) (JPG FORMAT) *

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