Shelby Township, MI –-(Ammoland.com)- NSSA and NSCA student athletes who participate in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) are invited to apply for one of at least 30 college scholarships being awarded by SCTP this year to graduating seniors who will attend college in 2014.
In all, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) will award more than $40,000 in college scholarships to deserving participants of the SCTP and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP). At least $30,000 of that will go to clay target shooters.
The scholarships are being funded by sponsors who support the youth shooting programs, as well as supporters who raise funds through national banquets.
For the SCTP scholarships, Beretta USA has donated $10,000 to provide 10 scholarships of $1000 each, and NSSA-NSCA has contributed another $10,000 for 10 scholarships. Other sources, including SCTP National Fundraising Banquets, will provide at least $10,000 more.
SPP will offer $11,000 in its scholarship program’s first year. Smith & Wesson has donated $10,000 to fund 10 scholarships of $1000 each, and HiViz Shooting Systems has added another $1000 scholarship.
In 2013, SSSF awarded 35 $1000 scholarships to SCTP student athletes, funded by a $10,000 donation from NSSA-NSCA and $25,000 in banquet proceeds.
To apply, students will submit an application, accompanied by an essay and a high school transcript. Download the scholarship application package. The deadline to apply is June 7, 2014. Awards will be based on SCTP/SPP participation, academics, need, and other factors.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) across the United States. SCTP and SPP are youth development programs, originally developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in which adult coaches and volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
To learn more about SCTP or SPP, visit http://www.sssfonline.com.