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.
The program is currently open to high school students in Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. Please check back to see if your state joins the program. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1 of the current year.
Be in good academic standing with no less than a 3.0 GPA supported by an official transcript
Have a strong interest in the shooting sports and the Second Amendment
Write a short essay (500 words or less) on the importance of the Second Amendment or how the shooting sports have contributed to your personal development
Include a letter of reference from a school administrator, advisor, teacher, or coach
Include a copy of your letter of acceptance to your chosen college or university
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.
This women's scholarship, from the Women of the NRA, 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.
NRA's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award was established in 1993 and recognizes an exceptional act or service by a law enforcement officer. Nominations are accepted from anyone having knowledge of the nominee's actions.