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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 graduating seniors to receive support from the NRA to continue their education and continue their passion for the shooting sports and the Second Amendment.

Currently participating states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. If you would like your state to be involved, please contact your NRA Field Representative as soon as possible and let them know! Click here to find your NRA Field Representative.

Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1 of the current scholarship year.

Applicants must:

  • Be in good academic standing with no less than a 3.0 GPA supported by an official senior-year 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

Past Recipients of the NRA Collegiate Shooting Scholarship

Year Name Hometown School
2019 Austin R. Norman Monticello, Arkansas Arkansas Tech University
2019 Julieann M. Alonge Oro Valley, Arizona University of Arizona
2019 Victoria B. Hendrix Glendale, Arizona Liberty University
2019 Samantha K. Farnsworth-Leong Newbury Park, California University of California at Davis
2019 Matigan A. Fitzgerald Meridian, Idaho Northwest Nazarene University
2019 Jaden R. Thompson Bloomington, Illinois University of Kentucky
2019 Katherine G. Eldridge Orleans, Indiana Milligan College (TN)
2019 Benjamin J. Davis Flatwoods, Kentucky Transylvania University
2019 Charlee A. Webster Greenville, Kentucky Western Kentucky University
2019 Soraya E. Nevin Holt, Michigan North Dakota State University
2019 Justin R. Kasieta Marquette, Michigan Gogebic Community College
2019 Lindsay N. Carr Minden, Nevada University of Nevada, Reno
2019 Madison T. Feldman New York, New York University of Alabama
2019 Margaret G. McGuire Buffalo, New York Daemen College
2019 Kyle D. Foss Monticello, New York SUNY Cobleskill
2019 Brianna N. Rathbun Gillett, Pennsylvania Penn State University - Behrend Campus
2019 Devin P. DePamphilis Harrisburg, Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh
2019 Emily K. Thomas Penn, Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
2019 Luke S. M. Brambley Breezewood, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania College of Technology
2019 Harley B. Graves Atoka, Tennessee Mississippi State University
2019 Alexander R. Martin Thompsons Station, Tennessee Middle Tennessee State University
2019 Nathan S. Ellis Leesburg, Virginia George Mason University
2019 Adam M. Jardines Purcellville, Virginia Virginia Tech
2018 James Leach Bonners Ferry, Idaho Lewis-Clark State College
2018 Ethan Mathias Paw Paw, Illinois Lindenwood University
2018 Austin Reynolds Elizabethtown, Kentucky University of Kentucky
2018 Kader Wilson Schreiver, Louisiana Schreiner University
2018 Daniel Wesson Monson, Massachusetts Wofford University
2018 Lukas Max Metheun, Massachusetts Wentworth Institute of Technology
2018 Brandon Korhonen Waterford, Michigan Hillsdale College
2018 Carter Mayfield Plymouth, Michigan Michigan State University
2018 Bryan Romanow Brick Town, New Jersey University of Pennsylvania
2018 Katherine Bacolas New City, New York University of Connecticut
2018 Pamela Clark Everett, Pennsylvania Penn State Altoona
2018 Bailey Coon Narvon, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
2018 Gabrielle Bedner Eighty Four, Pennsylvania University of Dayton
2018 Abigail Jordan Salix, Pennsylvania Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2018 Natalie Fugitt Murfreesboro, Tennessee Mississippi State University
2018 Brandon McDonald Cross Junction, Virginia Virginia Tech
2018 Mary Brox Burke, Virginia Hillsdale College
2017 Jacob Davis Flatwoods, Kentucky Morehead State University
2017 Kaylee Hudson Somerset, Kentucky Campbellsville University
2017 Kurt Tyree Smiths Grove, Kentucky Bellarmine University
2017 Sarah Osborn Hampton, Virginia West Virginia University
2017 Raleigh Brookshier Salem, Virginia Virginia Tech
2017 Jenna Tomarelli Limerick, Pennsylvania Eastern University
2017 Mica Harr Harrisburg, Pennsylvania The Ohio State University
2017 Haley Wilkerson Claysville, Pennsylvania Carlow University
2017 Alexandra Bedner Eighty Four, Pennsylvania The University of Dayton
2016 Zachary Eisenberg Burke, Virginia NC State University
2016 Claire Zanti Norfolk, Virginia NC State University
2016 Grace Nelson Lititz, Pennsylvania University of Alaska Fairbanks
2016 Karly Potts Ephrata, Pennsylvania Morehead State University
2016 Jack Anderson Franklin, Pennsylvania West Virginia University
2016 Cassidy Fairman Indiana, Pennsylvania Saint Francis University
2015 Andrew Hudak Jr. Scranton, Pennsylvania The Citadel
2015 Zoe Rupert Springboro, Pennsylvania West Virginia University
2015 Adam Burke McClellandtown, Pennsylvania Seton Hill University
2015 Cheyenne Tussel Hawley, Pennsylvania Penn State University
2015 Virginia Thrasher Springfield, Virginia West Virginia University
2015 Samuel Cavender Stafford, Virginia University of Utah
2014 Kristen Eberhardt Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania Lebanon Valley College
2014 William Dixon Kempton, Pennsylvania University of Kentucky
2014 Ariana Grabowski Beaver, Pennsylvania Texas Christian University
2014 Marie Horomanski Monroeville, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University

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