The 2013 Scholarship Winners



The Connecticut Bass Nation is proud to announce their 2013 Scholarship recipients. Every spring, the CBN solicits applications from qualifying candidates that are reviewed and judged by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants must answer various questions, including a small essay and provide information about their studies.


Three awards are provided each year to the top applicants as chosen by the committee.


1rst Place- – Melinda Noel was the recipient of the $1500 scholarship award. She is sponsored by her father Kevin Noel of Mohawk Valley Bassmasters.  Melinda attends Keene State College with a Graphic Design Major.  She volunteered her time and services as a photographer for the Toys for Tots Events.


2nd Place- Daniel Gage received the $1000 scholarship award. He is sponsored by his father Donald Gage from the Pachaug Area Bassmasters.  As a captain of the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams, Daniel is graduating from East Lyme High School and will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall.


3rd Place- Olivia Rustic was awarded the $500 scholarship award. She is sponsored by her father Dean Rustic from Mohawk Valley Bassmasters. Olivia attends Bryant University.  She is a member of the Bryant University Crew Team, Honors Program and the Bryant Helps Service Club.


Since January 2005 the CBN has awarded over $23,000 in scholarships. The CBN thanks its sponsors, membership and the committee for making the scholarship program such a success.

A big Thank You to our Judges, Matt DeSimone, Rob Germain, Dan Monroe and our Scholarship Chairperson, Kevin Lavander.