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Created in honor of Nick Dedaker, a long-time Compton Traditional Board Member and Teacher.

Nick Dedaker Scholarship Fund

Nick Dedaker was many things to many people, including a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, teacher, coach, and hunting buddy. Everyone who had the fortunate opportunity to meet Nick Dedaker walked away feeling like they’d made a real friend.  Two of his passions were education, where he spent a career teaching and coaching, and The Compton Traditional Bowhunters youth program, where he served many years as Director and Board member. We felt it was only right to start a scholarship fund in his name. The amount of the Scholarships may increase depending on donations received to the fund, however at a minimum we will have two $1,000 scholarships, one for a young man, one for a young lady.  Applications must be postmarked by May 1st, 2024, with the winners to be announced at the Rendezvous in Berrien Springs on Saturday June 15th 2024.


If you would like to donate to this fund, please click here.  Compton Traditional Bowhunters, LTD is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization, and as such your donations are tax deductible.


Criteria:  Two $1000 scholarships are to be awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student who is either a member of Compton or has at least one parent or grandparent who is a member of Compton in good standing. Those interested in pursuing a degree related to Natural resources or conservation are preferred, however, any field of study is acceptable.


All applications will be judged by a panel selected by the Compton Board.  In addition to the written application, finalists may be interviewed by the scholarship committee.


Please submit the following information preferably in electronic form; however, handwritten applications can be mailed to the address listed below. Please Include the category titles on your application. The entire application is restricted to a maximum of four typewritten/handwritten pages.

A special thanks to The Colorado Traditional Archers Society for their generous support of the scholarship program.  Since 1992 CTAS has been supporting traditional archery through membership programs, The High Country Shoot, Youth Programs, Ladies Programs, banquets and newsletters. If you live in or around Colorado, please click the link below to learn about and join the Colorado Traditional Archers Society.

Submit your application by May 1st to:

A.  General Information

• Full Name, Address, & Phone Number

• Parent/Grandparent/Guardian                        

• High School Attended

B.  Compton Traditional Bowhunter

• Length of time as CTB member

• Involvement in CTB activity

• What does CTB mean to you?

• List your bowhunting experiences

C.  Academic Information

• Date of High School Graduation

• Intended or current course of study   

• List of academic achievements/honors

• Current college plan

Greg Kush

1808 North Howard Court

Grand Island, NE 68803

Email your application to BOTH addresses below:

D.  Leadership Activities

• Offices held

• Honors received                        

•Extra-curricular activities and honors


E.  Community Activities

• Community-related activities

• Community-related honors or awards

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