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Jeanne E Bray Memorial Scholarship

Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting champion, and NRA Director, this program offers college scholarships of up to $3,000 per semester for four semesters (up to $6,000 per year) 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.


The deadline for applications for the scholarship is November 15th annually. Click here to complete and submit the application.

To request your personal reference letter questionnaires please send an e-mail request to: Please include your name and postal address; we will forward the sealed reference letter envelopes to you for distribution.

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

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.

Want To Know More 

For more information about the Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship, please call 1-800-554-9498 or email

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.