Academic Programs

STUDENT ANGLER PROGRAMS
PROUD SUPPORTER OF HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGIATE FISHING PROGRAMS
ACADEMIC DISCOUNT PROGRAM

 

Discount Program Overview

Lew’s, a legendary rod and reel brand with a history of product innovation that continues to this day, is a proud supporter of high school and collegiate fishing programs. The information that follows describes our official programs that have been designed to help school-sanctioned clubs/teams and their members acquire Lew’s products at a discount. Please acquaint your group with these opportunities, many of which have been initiated as a result of input from existing high school and college fishing teams from across the country. We sincerely hope your club/team is interested in becoming part of the rapidly growing list of those affiliated with the Lew’s brand and products.

 

We pride ourselves in building up the next generation of anglers. When all of us are gone, it’s our youth that will inherit our bodies of water and carry on the tradition of fishing. That’s why several years ago we developed the Mach Grant Program as well as our High School and Collegiate Discount Programs to put quality tackle in the hands of up and coming anglers. We believe it is our job to support the next generation, and we’re proud to offer these programs to do exactly that.

 

Fishing Club & Team Eligibility

Any high school or college fishing club/team that is recognized by the school’s administration and has a designated advisor, coach or adult supervisor is eligible to register for participation in the Lew’s School Fishing Program. A club/team must consist of at least six individuals to qualify for this program. To enroll, please complete and submit the registration form. Upon approval, a Lew’s Fishing Team identification number (ID #) will be assigned to your club/team for use on all forms and records pertaining to your group. Your group will retain “active” status as long as club/team rosters are updated and maintained in accordance with participation guidelines. If you have any questions about the Team Lew’s School Program please contact us at schoolprogram@lews.com.

 

Student Angler Discount Program

We are not currently taking new applications and orders for this program. We will begin accepting applications and orders as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

THE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

Lew's and Strike King Freshman Scholarship Program 

**The application deadline is now closed. Scholarship recipients will be announced and contacted in June 2021**

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

The Lew’s & Strike King Freshman Scholarship Program is designed for graduating High School seniors who will be advancing their secondary education at an accredited two- or four-year institution. There is no stipulation on the field of study and those planning on attending Technical schools are welcome to apply as well as conventional Colleges and Universities.

Lew’s & Strike King will fund up to five scholarships yearly with a $5,000 maximum contribution for each recipient.

A PRODUCT GRANT INITIATIVE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL ANGLERS
MACH GRANT PROGRAM


High School Fishing Mach Grant Program

We are not currently taking new applications and orders for this program. We will begin accepting applications and orders as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PROGRAM MISSION

Lew’s, a legendary rod and reel brand with a history of product innovation and “giving back” to the sport, is a proud supporter of high school fishing. Our support of school-sanctioned high school fishing clubs is intended to promote the fun of fishing as a healthy, wholesome activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

It is also Lew’s intentions to ensure a bright future for fishing by stimulating conservation awareness and responsibility in today’s young anglers, since purchases of fishing licenses and equipment help fund conservation efforts.

Lew’s is committed to our youth, our fishing resources and the sport of fishing.

 

Lew’s promises to be an exemplary fishing industry mentor represented by Lew’s brands, products and actions to high school anglers by way of a dedicated high school fishing support program designed to heighten the appreciation for our natural resources and grow the personal skills, confidence and character of participating students.

Team Lew's

Program Overview

 The Lew’s High School Mach Grant Fishing Program is a product grant initiative designed specifically to provide Lew’s Mach rods and reels at no charge in response to project-based applications as a way to nurture high school sanctioned fishing club activities to the benefit of their members, schools and communities. 

This Lew’s high school fishing program is funded in part by a portion of the profits from the sale of Mach rods, reels and pre-mounted combos. Lew’s Mach products are tournament quality gear that has been designed especially with styling, performance and affordability in mind for today’s high school and collegiate anglers. 

The Lew’s High School Mach Grant Fishing Program makes it decisions for product grant awards based on application information that satisfies at least one of the following activities of focus:

1  |  Growing the sport of recreational fishing

2  |  Showcasing high school fishing as a valued educational activity 

3  |  Elevating the visibility of youth fishing in the local community

4  |  Instilling conservation awareness through best practices

The Lew’s High School Mach Grant Fishing Program is administered by the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to “Ensuring the Future of Fishing.” F3 receives compensation from Lew’s for its administration services which in turn helps support other F3 programs, such as “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.”

Mach Product Grants

The Lew’s High School Mach Grant Fishing Program grant application cycle begins Jan. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of each calendar year. Club/team activities identified in the grant applications can be for anytime in the full calendar year.

Lew’s product grant awards shall consist of paired Lew’s Mach I rod and reel combinations, baitcast and spinning. Product grants are awarded at one of three levels based on application activity details. The three levels are:

LEVEL ONE

Lew's Mach Product- $500 
Strike King Product- $150
1 Lew's Banner
10 Lew's Decals
1 Strike King Banner
10 Strike King Decals

Criteria
Club size: 4-10 members
Hosting an event or promotion with up to 20 teams present and/or up to 100 public attendees
Small media footprint (Local fliers, local paper, website and/or social media)
If for a fundraiser, reach goal is 100 participants

LEVEL TWO

Lew's Mach Product- $1,000
Strike King Product- $300
1 Lew's Banner
20 Lew's Decals
1 Strike King Banner
20 Strike King Decals

Criteria
Club size: 10-20 members
Hosting an event or promotion with up to 20-40 teams present and/or up to 100 public attendees
Medium media footprint (Local media, social media and website)
If for a fundraiser, reach goal is 100-200 participants

LEVEL THREE

Lew's Mach Product- $1,500 
Strike King Product- $450
1 Lew's Banner
30 Lew's Decals
1 Strike King Banner
30 Strike King Decals

Criteria
Club size: 20+ members
Hosting an event or promotion with more than 40 teams present and/or more than 200 public attendees
High media footprint (Local media, social media, TV apperance of podcast and website)
If for a fundraiser, reach goal is more than 200 participants

Since the Lew’s High School Mach Grant Fishing Program product grants are funded through product sales, grant product availability is limited by a budget total. Product awards are continued throughout the calendar year until which time the program’s maximum gifting budget has been met. After whichever comes first - the maximum gifting level is reached or it is after the Sept. 30 grant application deadline – the online application process will be closed for the remainder of that calendar year. 

It is to your advantage to apply for Lew’s High School Mach Grant Fishing Program product grants early in the year. 


High School Club Eligibility

Any high school fishing club/team that has at least list six members, is recognized by the school’s administration and has a designated advisor, coach or adult supervisor is eligible to apply for a Mach Grant Program product grant.

Only high school fishing clubs located within the United States are eligible, and the schools may be public or private, provided they are state-recognized secondary education programs.

A club/team can apply multiple times throughout a calendar year for different purposes, but there shall be only one product grant awarded to any one club/team in a calendar year.

Possible uses for Mach Grant products, include:
Club/team new member recruitment
Public service activity at school or in community
Club/team fundraiser
Club team/loaner program
Club/team championship event prizes
Conservation program awareness

 

Review Process

Product grants are reviewed within 30 days of date submitted and responded to within 60 days of their submission date with either an “approved” or “sorry, please apply again later” response.

Lew’s will make best efforts to ship grant products within 14 days of a grant application’s approval based on product availability at that time. In out-of-stock instances, awarded product grants will be shipped as soon as it becomes available.

 

Shipping of Products

Awarded grant products must ship to a school’s physical address to the attention of a recognized contact for the school. Freight is prepaid. There are no costs for the school and/or club members relating to any grant products awarded through this program.

 

Program Approval

Upon your club being approved for a Mach Grant, an F3 official will contact the “School Contact Person” identified above for program verification.

 


Donation Requests

 

How do I request a donation and/or support for my event or organization?

Lew’s receives many donation requests and cannot fulfill all of them. However, product support requests may be submitted via our Donation Form for our review.