Travis Ely Memorial Scholarship

Travis Ely, a former member of the Purdue University Bass Fishing Team, passed away in a car accident on October 16, 2023 while returning back to school from a bass fishing tournament.

Travis’ legacy has left a lasting impact on the fishing community. Travis was a dedicated student pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology – this, plus his passion for bass fishing made him a standout among his peers.

The Association of Collegiate Anglers and their partners, such as Ranger Boats where Travis was an intern in the summer of 2023, have established the Travis Ely Memorial Scholarship to carry on Travis’ memory and will honor an active college angler for his/her impact both on the water and the community.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student angler who exemplifies great success, character, sportsmanship, and work ethic, just like Travis, both on the water and around the community.

To apply, tell us how you display character, sportsmanship, and work ethic in your community and in your fishing.