Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation

Scholarship Opportunity

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), offers a scholarship program to reward deserving, graduating seniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with needed college assistance. The main objective is to award as many scholarships as possible to qualifying SCTP / SASP graduating seniors.

Since 2013, the SSSF has awarded over $727,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 730 student athletes, from nearly all 50 states in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs.

We are pleased to announce that last year’s Scholarship Program awarded $90,000 to qualifying applicants.

In addition to the SSSF scholarships awarded to youth athletes, at the 2022 National Championships, special scholarships were awarded by program sponsors Browning, CZ-USA, and Beretta. Eligible athletes must have shot a Browning shotgun in trap singles, a Beretta shotgun in skeet events, or a CZ shotgun during sporting clays events, respectively.

The SSSF is establishing minimal guidelines for the selection procedure, thus allowing the final selection to be as simple as possible.

*NOTE – You must be a current and paid member of the SCTP or SASP national organization at the time of application submission! See details on how to complete your team registration here: SASP or SCTP

2023 Scholarship Application Now Open

Each applicant must be a graduating senior within the year of the awarded scholarship and must be registered for college before the scholarship is awarded in that same year.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average through the most recent grading period ending on or before April 1, 2023.

  • Each prospective recipient must be registered as a full-time college student before the scholarship is awarded and must provide the name of the post-secondary college or community/ junior college to receive the scholarship proceeds. Each scholarship check will be mailed to the appropriate college in the student’s name by October 1, 2023. The scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, fees, etc. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.
  • Applicants may not be in receipt of any “full” scholarship funds to qualify (i.e., athletics, military academy, academic, etc.).

  • Applicants must have participated during 2022-2023 in one of their SCTP / SASP State Championships, National Championships, or regional events in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Olympic Bunker, Olympic Skeet Championships, Pistol or Rifle

  • Applicants must be able to complete all parts of the application packet:

Application / Personal Information Page:

· One Page Student Resume or School and Non-School Activities and Honors

· One Page Essay (see Essay Guidelines)

· Must attach current high school transcript or home school transcript!

*It is very important to list the correct email address for scholarship notification by the National Office

Application Deadline (for the entire application packet): Midnight, April 15th, 2023

Note: The application is a Word Doc, to ensure proper download, use a desktop computer.

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The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing shooting-sports education and opportunities to school-age youths around the United States to encourage young athlete personal growth and development.
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