Ducks Unlimited has awarded 61 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from across the country. This years winner of DUs $10,000 National Scholarship is Betsy Newbill of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Betsy has been an active DU volunteer at the high school level for years. For those who have watched her grow with the organization, this acknowledgment has been especially rewarding.

One of the highlights in my position with Ducks Unlimited is being a mentor for high school and collegiate volunteers like Betsy, said West Tennessee Senior Regional Director Jimbo Robinson. I have watched her continue her leadership path with the organization through her involvement with the Dyer County Varsity Chapter and could not be prouder of her for being named the 2020 National Scholarship winner.

Betsy, who recently served as chairwoman of the Dyer County Varsity Chapter, is the first female recipient of the National Scholarship. Winning the National Scholarship has allowed me to represent the Volunteer State with great pride. Not only am I the first individual from Tennessee to receive this scholarship, but I am also the first female, Betsy said. I would like to thank Ducks Unlimited for this honor and opportunity to represent the organization nationally and carry on the wonderful tradition of wildlife conservation.

Congratulations to all the 2020 DU National Scholarship recipients!

Ducks Unlimited National
Scholarship ($10,000)

Betsy Newbill, TN

Ducks Unlimited Conservation
Scholarship ($1,000)

Richard A. Corbett Conservation ScholarshipNoah Fischer, FL

Lake Forest Area Conservation ScholarshipSarah Bouthillier, GA

Blake Arceneaux, LA

Audrey Hanks, LA

Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation Conservation ScholarshipBlair Simon, LA

Clay Beasley, NC

Staley Family Conservation ScholarshipAllison Dunn, NC

Abbie Matthews, NC

Goulding Family Conservation ScholarshipConnor Davis, TX

Lewis H. Pardon Memorial Conservation ScholarshipJeffry Clark, WY

Ducks Unlimited Varsity
Scholarship ($500)

Harvey L. Sorenson Memorial Varsity ScholarshipSara Bauman, AK

Emmett Lee, AL

Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation Varsity ScholarshipTupelo Thompson, AR

Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation Varsity ScholarshipAvery Womack, AR

Katarina Bromkamp, CT

Dakota Causey, FL

Parker Hannon, FL

Ron and Christen Sanders Varsity ScholarshipJuliana Rendle, FL

Samuel Brewster, GA

Braeden Theriault, GA

Tarpy Family Varsity ScholarshipKolbe Kinney, IL

Gary and Debbie Salmon Varsity ScholarshipTabitha Lobell, LA

Soren Hanson, MI

Larry Arbogast Family Varsity ScholarshipTanner Peterson, MI

Bill Young Family Varsity ScholarshipNicholas Tracy, MI

Brecken Johnston, MO

Ronal and Patti Roberson Varsity ScholarshipZach Bridwell, MS

Wendell Weakley Varsity ScholarshipJake Lange, MS

Jerri and Bobbi Harris Varsity ScholarshipHolden Champion, NC

Bobby C. Haulbrook Memorial Varsity ScholarshipAshlyn Futrell, NC

Kristen Hardee, NC

Lee Hayden, NC

Donald and Heather Potter III Varsity ScholarshipReid Hudson Walters, NC

Donnie E. Lassiter Varsity ScholarshipSavanah Webb, NC

Bob Barnhill Varsity ScholarshipWilliam Womack, NC

Kaitlyn Fehlhafer, NE

Anna Feldman, NE

John and Gayle Swarbrick Varsity ScholarshipEthan Fritz, NE

Ethan Lavelle, NE

Mason Rivera, NE

Boden Ruskamp, NE

Harley and Linda Hansen Varsity ScholarshipEthan Uhlir, NE

Marsellus Family Varsity ScholarshipTaryn Burgess, NY

Garrett Seger, OH

Baylar Barnett, OK

Ashton Campbell Varsity ScholarshipMicah Lugafet, OK

Spread Oaks Ranch Varsity ScholarshipKasen Moran, OK

Coy Johnston Varsity ScholarshipCarson Stuck, SC

Margaret Gardner, TN

John Jones, TN

Don and B.J. Taylor Labsnhearts Varsity ScholarshipWeston Finke, TX

Tom Johnson Varsity ScholarshipCade Hellman, TX

Oliver and Donna Aldrich Varsity ScholarshipKade Miller, TX

Theresa E. DeLaup Memorial Varsity ScholarshipJacob Patterson, TX

Terry and Pam Andrus Varsity ScholarshipCarter Snead, TX

Wylie Family Varsity ScholarshipCooper Trolinger, TX

Allan and Carla Hopp Varsity ScholarshipTyler Wurl, WA

Luke Biese, WI

Blake Richard, WI

Madison Vincent, WI

The DU National Scholarship Endowment is providing the necessary funding for scholarship recipients. Thanks to each Major Sponsor for supporting the endowment through a named scholarship. For more information about named scholarship opportunities, please contact Chad Manlove at 601-206-5442 or