October 11th, 2014

CMP Offers $1000 Scholarships for Student Shooters

CMP ScholarshipThe Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites young men and women shooters to apply for CMP scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. The CMP offers $1,000 one-year scholarships to current high school seniors. Since 2005, CMP has awarded over $1 million in scholarship grants.

Last year the CMP authorized 160 awards for a total of $160,000 from the CMP Scholarship fund. NOTE: In 2013, 68% of qualified CMP scholarship applicants received an award! Recipients hailed from JROTC programs, 4-H groups, and other shooting clubs. Selection is based on merit and demonstrated rifle or pistol marksmanship activity/affiliation. Applicants must provide rifle or pistol competition history, list of awards, and future goals in the shooting sports. Applicants must also provide academic GPA and an official transcript.

CMP Scholarship

Applications are Being Accepted Now for 2015-2016
The CMP is now taking scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 freshman college year. Scholarships are one-year awards that may be used to fund any accredited, post-secondary education or vocational program. (Note: Students planning to enroll in a military academy are not eligible).

The deadline for CMP Scholarship Application is March 20, 2015. Learn more about the program at the CMP Website Scholarship Page. Click the links below to download Scholarship Regulations or a Scholarship Application Form (as PDF files).

CMP Scholarship Regulations | 2015 Scholarship Application Form.

Eligibility requirements for CMP scholarships are:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Can demonstrate acceptance to a university, college, or trade school leading to a diploma or trade certification.
  • Have qualified for CMP JROTC Service Championships, OR have demonstrated rifle or pistol marksmanship competition experience.

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