Twenty applicants with the highest overall scores will be selected as scholarship prize winners
Employees (and their family members) of companies that support the National Shooting Sports Foundation at the highest level can apply for education aid through the NSSF Patron Member Scholarship Program. Up to 20 winning entrants will have access to a total of $50,000 in scholarship funding.
Applications for the Patron Member Scholarship Program will be accepted through 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 19, 2023.
Applicants must be enrolled in or have been accepted and plan to attend a college, university, or vocational school during the Fall 2023 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only. The complete rules, applications, and scholarship posters are available on this Scholarship Program webpage.
The NSSF Patron Member Scholarship requires an essay on one of these topics:
* How would you retain, expand, and diversify participation in hunting and target shooting among minorities and non-traditional demographic groups?
* What makes a good mentor, and how could mentors impact responsible shooting and hunting participation?
* Does gun safety require new laws (that is, “gun control”)? Explain and defend your position.
Twenty applicants with the highest overall scores will be selected as scholarship prize winners. The applicant with the highest-scored essay will earn the grand prize $8,000 scholarship. One first-place prize winner with the second-highest scored essay will receive a scholarship of $5,000. One second-place prize winner with the third-highest scored essay will receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining 17 runner-up prize winners will each receive a scholarship of $2,000. NSSF will notify the winners by email and then list the recipients on its website after their acceptance.
For more information about the NSSF Patron Member Scholarship Program, contact Samantha Hill, NSSF's director, Member Services, at [email protected], or Tammy McIntyre, manager, Member Services, [email protected].
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