Mud Hole Joins CCA FL to Bring Scholarship Opportunities to Students

When Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Florida reached out to Mud Hole President Brook Oliva about a new scholarship program in development, he knew it would be in perfect alignment with Mud Hole's existing education program charter. Led by Mud Hole Education Program Director Anthony Youmans, the Mud Hole Education Program has been working closely with educators, youth groups and clubs such as the Boy Scouts of America and 4-H, for over 13 years, bringing rod building into the classrooms as an education tool to support agriculture, trade, and conservation programs - as well as career development opportunities.

CCA Florida Scholarship Program presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle

In its inaugural year, the CCA Florida Scholarship Program presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle is designed to identify and develop future leaders in the area of habitat conservation. This goal is accomplished by creating scholarships for eager high school students who will participate in an amazing 5-day, immersive experience, competing for scholarships totaling $11,000. Check out the video with Brook Oliva and CCA Regional Director, Amanda Krpan, as they provide an overview of the program and Mud Hole's commitment to it.Mud Hole and CCA FL have been in partnership for well over a decade. Both organizations have a strong focus on youth education and the conservation of our Florida habitats and fisheries - and both are always finding new ways to partner to support these passions.  The CCA Florida Scholarship Program presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle is a perfect intersection of conservation and education, making it an ideal way for CCA and Mud Hole to grow their relationship and make an impact.

You can also read the official press release here.

How to Participate

Students interested in the new scholarship program can get all the details, FAQ, and application instructions at:

If you're interested in learning more about Mud Hole's Education Program, contact program Director Anthony Youmans directly at 866-790-7637, ext. 135 or at 


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