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MidwayUSA Announces Bianchi Cup Scholarship

New partnerships will allow more young shooters to attend the event in coming years.


MidwayUSA announced the creation of a new shooting sports scholarship program at the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup in May 2012.

Partnering with other industry members, MidwayUSA has donated $50,000 to launch the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup Scholarship (MBCS) program. The program is set to debut at the next Bianchi Cup, which is being held in Columbia, Mo. from May 22-25, 2013.

The scholarship package for each entrant will include:

• Travel, lodging, entry fees and expense money not to exceed $2,500—provided by MidwayUSA

• A Colt National Match Grade Gold Cup in 9mm to use—provided by Colt Firearms

• One belt, one holster and magazine pouches—provided by Safariland

• Ammunition for practice and use at the match—provided by Sierra Bullets

• Two customized and personalized shooting shirts—provided by the NRA

• Mentoring from a professional shooter during the Championship (this includes practice time at the practice range and shooting in the same squad)

To be eligible, applicants must be college age shooters (ages 18-22), and must be first-time contestants at the Bianchi Cup. Interested parties should email for more information.

For more information, go to

Shown from left are: Larry Potterfield; 2012 Bianchi Cup Junior Champion Tiffany Piper; and Brenda Potterfield.

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