Butch Ward Youth Scholarship Fund

Nelson “Butch” Ward was a foundational member of the Maryland B.A.S.S. Nation.  His passion for our natural resources and the development of angling skills were legendary.  He served in multiple leadership positions in the B.A.S.S. Nation, including serving as President of our Federation.  The pinnacle of his service was achieving the prestigious recognition from B.A.S.S. as Federation Man of the Year.  However, Butch’s real passion was the development of youth anglers.  Many of these young men and women are now accomplished anglers and heavily involved in the B.A.S.S. Nation.  After his passing, a Youth Scholarship Fund was established to carry on the legacy of our dear friend’s passion for our youth. 

Over the past 20 years, over $30,0000 in college scholarships have been awarded to young men and women throughout the State of Maryland.  If you would like more information about the Butch Ward Scholarship Fund, or you would like to apply for our annual grant, please click on the following link: