Month: April 2019

Katniss Everdeen Brings Fascination To Bow Hunting for Women

Since the movie, “The Hunger Games” was released there has been an increased interest in bow hunting and archery amongst young women around the world. Archery clubs have been over run with girls wanting to be Katniss Everdeen.

I daresay the most popular Halloween costume this year for girls will be Katniss with a bow and quiver full of arrows. Bow hunting has been around ten thousand years but just in the past century (and a bit) has it become a sport that women participate in. In the 1900 Olympic Game’s in Paris archery appeared for the first time for men. In 1904 in St. Louis it became an Olympic sport for women. Archery is one of the first sports to include female athletes.

daresay the most popular Halloween costume this year for girls will be Katniss with a bow and quiver full of arrows. Bow hunting has been around ten thousand years but just in the past century (and a bit) has it become a sport that women participate in. In the 1900 Olympic Game’s in Paris archery appeared for the first time for men. In 1904 in St. Louis it became an Olympic sport for women. Archery is one of the first sports to include female athletes.

There are very few resources geared toward bow hunting for women specifically. This usually is the case in sports that are dominated by men. Archery technique is basically the same for men and women. The big difference is upper body strength. Women genetically do not have the same upper body strength as men have and will never be able to out lift or out swim the top men competitors in their sports. The muscles used in archery are the same you would use for rowing and mountain climbing. Upper body strength makes a difference only in the distance and speed of your shot. In archery competition it is all about accuracy. For the men and the women the target is placed at the same distance 70 meters, which is 229.5 feet. To give you perspective that is just over two-thirds of a football field. This levels the playing field. What I found interesting is that even though the distance is the same the men and women shoot bows with different draw weights. On average the men shoot 50 pound draw weight and the women shoot 35. The men’s arrows will be flying faster than the women’s because of the physics involved but because the competition is based on accuracy they all are equal. The competition comes down to technique and the ability to relax under duress.

I see women’s archery and bow hunting for women becoming two of the fastest growing sports in the United States, if not the world, due mainly to the popularity of Katniss Everdeen. The actress Jennifer Lawrence was trained to shoot her bow in the movie by Khatuna Lorig a US Olympic archer. The other two women Olympic archers for the USA, Jennifer Nichols … Read More

Get College Scholarships for Women

College scholarships for women are special scholarships that are only eligible to be awarded to women. Do you feel stuck? Trapped in a dead-end job? Do you feel like there is no way for you to earn enough to feed your family and truly get ahead? Perhaps you want to go to school, so that you can increase your earnings, but there is no way that you can afford it.

If this is your situation, than a scholarship or a grant might be just what you need to get the training that can help you to further your career!

Now a frustrating part of getting college scholarships for women is that most scholarships are slanted towards seniors coming out of high school. But don’t think that this obstacle cannot be overcome. You just have to know where to look.

Remember that a scholarship can save you thousands of dollars. As such, you need to be very thorough in your investigations. The internet can provide you with plenty of scholarship agencies, however, be careful and fully investigate them all to see if they are legit.

What is needed to get a college scholarship for women? First of all, you’ll need to know your GPA and ACT/SAT score from school. Did you do well in school? If so, than you are in good shape. If you have a GPA over 2.5, then you can possibly qualify. What about your ACT score? Is it low? Unlike your GPA, you can change your ACT!

Re-taking the ACT can be tough though, and will require study. But if you feel that you didn’t give it your all as a teenager, and think that you can achieve a higher score, than re-taking it could be a big boost to your scholarship application.

How can you find available scholarships?

First, you can find organizations that grant college scholarships for women. These types of organizations are plentiful. The EWI, the AIE, among others, provide women with scholarships on a yearly basis. Contacting these groups can give you some real answers in your quest for a scholarship.

Also, there are organizations in your area that many offer scholarships. These often operate on a local level, maybe based out of your city or state.

The federal government offers scholarships and grants, and this can be another source of funding. If your test scores were great in school, you may have to go this route.

But one of the best ways to find a scholarship, is to look to the schools themselves. Many schools like to give scholarships to adults on a yearly basis. For instance, they will have “Second Chance” scholarships, as well as scholarships for women, for women over 40, and for minorities.

Investigating all these avenues can really pay off. It’s not something that will come easy, and expect disappointment from time-to-time. But if will pay off if you open that letter and find that you’ve been awarded a scholarship!

College scholarships for women can help … Read More