Twelve youth bowlers receive a Gift For Life Scholarship

ARLINGTON, Texas – Twelve United States Bowling Congress Youth members have been selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee to receive a Gift For Life Scholarship.

The Gift For Life Scholarships are presented annually to youth bowlers who currently are in high school and can demonstrate financial need. Applicants are selected based on submitted applications, must have a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) and provide at least two letters of recommendation.

Each award winner receives a $1,000 scholarship managed through the SMART program.

The Gift For Life Scholarship recipients for 2020 are:

  • Katelin Bostian, Salisbury, North Carolina – A senior at Jesse C. Carson High School, she is ranked eighth in her class of 274. She has volunteered at numerous events through Key Club, which she serves as treasurer, and is the president of the International Thespian Society. 
  • Denver Boxleitner, Cape Coral, Florida – The Island Coast High School junior is a member of the varsity bowling and tennis teams. She has volunteered with Take Stock in Children and the Northwest Cape Coral Regional Library.
  • Lyndsey Capps, Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Doherty High School 10th grader is taking honors courses in algebra, engineering, English and history. She has been a 4H member since 2014, volunteered with Care and Share, sorting canned food, and the annual Alzheimer’s Walk. She also served meals through her church.
  • Rhett Fullhart, West Point, Iowa – A senior at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, he is involved in the chess, music and theatre clubs, and competes in bowling, golf, baseball and trap. He volunteers at the local food pantry and through his church.
  • Ryan Hanzak, Concord Township, Ohio – A junior at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, he is a member of the bowling, golf and basketball teams, and a school ambassador. He volunteers through his church, worked at the local library book sale and ran a clothing drive.
  • Victoria Hoffman, Stillwater, Oklahoma – A Stillwater High School senior, she served as committee chair for Stillwater Makes a Change, a student-led group that raised more than $350,000 for a local nonprofit organization. She made state band, and was in Unified Peers, Beta Club and Key Club.
  • RJ Hooper, Enid, Oklahoma – The Enid High School senior’s community service includes working with Mission Enid, which included building multiple handicap ramps, clearing limbs after ice storms, and doing home repairs for low-income families. He is in the school orchestra and competes in bowling and track.
  • Waylon Metts, Louisville, Kentucky – The St. Xavier High School senior earned the rank of Eagle Scout last fall after completing his project with Norton Children's Hospital. He is a National Honor Society member and a four-year member of the bowling team.
  • Tyler Seeley, Parker, Colorado – A senior at Legend High School, he is in the bowling and calculus clubs, and in the school orchestra. He volunteered with the Parker Task Force, assisting in the food bank warehouse, and did meal prep for Feed My Starving Children.
  • Trinity Stuart, Westminster, Colorado – A senior at Jefferson Academy, she has taken honors courses in English, biology, algebra, history and chemistry. She is a member of the golf and bowling teams and has volunteered with the Kiwanis Pins for Kids benefit and the Beat The Amateur scholarship fundraising golfing event.
  • Ashton Wardrup, Santa Fe, Texas – A senior at Santa Fe High School, he has volunteered with Special Olympics and has been involved with the Texas and Greater Houston USBC Youth Leaders. He is a four-year member of the high school bowling team.
  • Brandon White, Canton, Illinois – The senior at Canton High School, who recently completed his Eagle Scout project, has worked numerous community service projects through the Boy Scouts. In addition to league bowling, he is a four-year member of the varsity soccer team.

Each year, two of the Gift For Life scholarships are reserved for the children of fire department, emergency rescue or police personnel. This year, the fathers of Hoffman and Fullhart both serve as police officers.

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