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The NRA family offers a variety of scholarships to young adults with an interest in shooting, hunting and the Second Amendment, as well as opportunities for children of NRA members who are current or retired law enforcement officers.

Youth Education Summit

The NRA Foundation supports this summit that encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government and the importance of being active in civic affairs. In addition to the week in Washington D.C., Y.E.S. participants compete for $40,000 in college scholarships.

Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship

Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting champion and NRA Director, this NRA program offers college scholarships of up to $2,500 per semester (up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years) to dependent children of any public law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty who was an NRA member at the time of death, and to dependent children of any current or retired law enforcement officers who are living and have current NRA membership.

Women's Wildlife Management Conservation Scholarship

The NRA Women's Policies Committee has established the Women's Wildlife Management/Conservation Scholarship, to be administered by The NRA Foundation. This women's scholarship, is a renewable, one-year, $5,000 scholarship available to full-time college juniors or seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, majoring in wildlife management/conservation.

Collegiate Shooting Scholarship Program

The NRA Collegiate Shooting Program established the NRA Collegiate Shooting Scholarships to support America's youth in furthering their higher education. These one-time scholarships are a unique way for high school students to receive support from the NRA to continue their education and continue their passion for the shooting sports and the Second Amendment.

More Opportunities

Explore other opportunities that recognize and reward outstanding individuals or their involvement with the shooting sports in their community.

The NRA family sponsors annual contests for kids and young adults to nurture their interest in hunting, wildlife conservation, shooting and the Second Amendment. Find out more about NRA youth contests here.

The NRA proudly recognizes those who have demonstrated dedication to the Second Amendment, positively impacted the shooting sports, advanced the goals of the NRA and exemplified leadership through public service.

Scholarships, Awards & Contests

The NRA is proud to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of members, young shooters, women, law enforcement and clubs with scholarships, awards and contests.