Sixty-five Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) student athletes will receive scholarships totaling $57,000. SSSF will add another $4,000 to that total in July when it awards scholarships to four additional athletes during Last Competitor Standing events at its 2015 National Team Championships.
From 2013 through its 2015 distributions, SSSF will have awarded $140,000 in scholarship funds to 148 student athletes in the SCTP and SPP programs. Athletes who graduated from high school in 2015 and will enroll in college this year were eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships. Awards are based on SCTP / SPP participation, academics, need, and other factors.
The scholarships are being funded by generous sponsors who support SSSF’s youth shooting programs, as well as supporters who raise funds through national banquets. For the SCTP scholarships, the National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association (NSSA-NSCA) contributed $10,000 for 10 awards, and an additional $8,500 was provided by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), GunBroker.com, NRA, Hodgdon Powder, Zanders Sporting Goods, and MEC.
Of the eight $1,000 scholarships being awarded to SPP athletes, six are being funded by a donation from Smith & Wesson, while others are being funded by a $1,000 donation each from the Joyce Wilson Women in the Shooting Sports Scholarship and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).
Congratulations to the following 2015 scholarship recipients:
Scholastic Clay Target Program Recipients
Scholarships are funded by the SSSF and NSSA-NSCA unless otherwise indicated:
|Austin Webb||Montana||Hodgdon Powder|
|Courtney Jones||North Carolina|
|Hunter Clark||North Carolina|
|Grant Lind||North Dakota|
|Madison Webster||Nebraska||Hodgdon Powder|
|William Till||South Carolina|
|Harold Doughty III||Tennessee|
|Mathew St.John||Tennessee||NRA Scholarship|
|Brian Morris||Wisconsin||Zanders Sporting Goods|
Scholastic Pistol Program Recipients
|Franklin Ordway||Oregon||Smith & Wesson|
|Eri Martin||Maine||Smith & Wesson|
|Hunter Reiley||Texas||Smith & Wesson|
|Ryan Hellyer||Kentucky||Smith & Wesson|
|Tyler Wright||Ohio||Smith & Wesson|
|Corey Bucholz||Wisconsin||Smith & Wesson|
|Amber Rasmussen||Wisconsin||Joyce Wilson Scholarship|
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 in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SPP and became the managing foundation of both programs.
For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org.