Ike Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners & Event Updates - The Fisherman

Ike Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners & Event Updates

Mike and Becky Iaconelli, co-founders of The Ike Foundation, recently announced that tri-state area students Aidan Anastario of Stirling, NJ and Jacob Knaub of Baro, PA were among the five nationwide recipients of the fourth annual Ike Foundation College Scholarship Awards.

According to the Ike Foundation, this year’s pool of scholarship applications was the largest to date with more than 80 high school seniors from across the country with an earned GPA of at least 3.0 and a proven contribution to outdoor conservation submitted applications. Students were required to submit letters of recommendation along with their transcript and an essay.  The Ike Foundation trustees conducted a blind review of all applications and essays and scored submissions based on a pre-defined point system.

Because the nation’s COVID-19 health crisis has changed the landscape of public events, The Ike Foundation also announced changes to their annual calendar of events.  Assuming the Maryland waterways are open for tournament fishing, The Ike Foundation will host the 5th annual Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament on June 20th from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anchor Marina in Northeast Maryland.

Ike’s Kayak Bass Tournament has undergone some changes for 2020 as well. The kayak division will be held at Lake Hopatcong, NJ on September 26. Prizes will be awarded to the top five place winners.

More information on these and other events can be found online at theikefoundation.org.