Costa Del Mar and BASS Team Up

Costa Del Mar and BASS are teaming up again to help fund the studies of future natural resourceCELEBRATION, Fla. – Outdoor-eyewear maker Costa Del Mar and BASS are teaming up again to help fund the studies of future natural resource professionals with the 2007-2008 Costa Del Mar/BASS Conservation Scholarship Program.

Six $2,000 awards will be made to undergraduates. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a post-graduate student.

“BASS and Costa Del Mar offer the scholarship program because it is absolutely critical that our natural resources are managed by professionals who can effectively meet the challenges our resources will face in the future,” said Chris Horton, BASS director of conservation.

To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must be seeking a degree in the natural resources field. An applicant must be a BASS member and must belong to the BASS Federation Nation or have an immediate family member who belongs to the BASS Federation Nation.

Applicants can find information online at The deadline is Aug. 31.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit Visit for ESPN’s latest releases, schedules and other news, plus photos, video and audio clips and more.

BASS is the worldwide authority on bass fishing, staging more than 20,000 events through the BASS Federation Nation annually. Guided by its mission to serve all fishing fans, BASS sets the standard for credibility, professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation, as it has for nearly 40 years.

BASS stages and sanctions bass fishing tournaments for every skill level culminating with the Bassmaster Classic. Through its clubs, youth programs, aquatic resource advocacy, magazine publishing and multimedia platforms, BASS offers the industry’s widest array of services and support to its nearly 530,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.

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