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New Scholarships to be Awarded at the 2019 SCTP National Championships

The Scholastic Clay Target Program is pleased to announce the addition of two new SCTP College Scholarship Awards at the SCTP National Championships, July 13-20, 2019 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

Browning (a longtime supporter of SCTP) has for the last 3 years been the sponsor of the “Browning Scholarship”. This scholarship is awarded to the top athlete in Trap Singles (male or female) shooting a Browning Shotgun. In the past, this scholarship has been as much as $7,500!

For 2019, Blaser USA will be sponsoring the “Blaser Scholarship”! This scholarship will be awarded to the top athlete in Sporting Clays (male or female) shooting a Blaser Shotgun!!

In addition, also for 2019 SCTP National Championships, Beretta USA will be sponsoring the “Beretta Scholarship”! This scholarship will be awarded to the top athlete in Skeet (male or female) shooting a Beretta Shotgun!

Athletes competing in these events at the SCTP National Championships just need to complete an online survey before their event starts.

Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director made the following statement. “We are thrilled that Browning, Blaser USA and Beretta USA wanted to provide scholarship opportunities for our SCTP high school aged athletes. Providing scholarships is a mainstay of the SCTP program and adding these additional opportunities will impact even more of our SCTP family’s. We cannot thank Browning, Blaser USA, and Beretta USA enough for their support of SCTP and these scholarship opportunities”.

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation 2020 Scholarship Program

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), is once again offering our 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 $450,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 450 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 over $100,000 to qualifying applicants.

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.

General Procedures: 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, 2020.

• 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, 2020. The scholarship funds are to be used for tuition.  This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

• Applicants may not be in receipt of any “full” scholarship funds in order to qualify (i.e., athletics, military academy, academic, etc.).

• Applicants must have participated during 2019-2020 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!
Application Deadline (for the entire application packet): Midnight, April 19th, 2020
All Materials Must Be Received together as one packet by Deadline.  No exceptions!

Eric Long, Jr. Wins 2018 Browning Scholarship

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Browning are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Browning Scholarship earned at the National Championships in Marengo, Ohio.  Now in its third year, the scholarship opportunity is open to all high school competitors in the 16-yard trap singles competition who are shooting a Browning shotgun and registered for the scholarship opportunity. Eric Long, Jr. (Davenport, IA) bested 216 other shooters firing Brownings and tied with last year's Browning scholarship winner, Woodrow Glazer (New Prauge, MN) shooting an impressive 199x200 and winning the tie with a reverse long run of 187 straight.  Long shot the trap singles event with his Browning 725 un-single and also shot skeet and sporting clays events with a Browning Special Sporting. Long is a member of the North Scott Trap Team with many of his teammates also shooting 725s. Browning provided the scholarship in the amount of $6,450 based off the proceeds of a raffle for a Browning 725 conducted at the national tournament. “I've been shooting Browning's since my 8th grade year so I really appreciate Browning sponsoring the high gun scholarship at the SCTP Nationals” said Long. “This scholarship is a huge assistance for my family and I and will help me continue my education and shooting career at Iowa Central.” Long will be attending Iowa Central Community College this fall studying criminal justice with plans for a law enforcement career. Long will also be a member of the shooting team at Iowa Central. The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation has awarded over $83,000 in college scholarships previously this year.

Congratulations to 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is proud to announce the 2018 recipients in its Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Scholarship Program. One hundred thirty three student athletes from 25 different states will receive scholarships totaling $83,300. From 2013 to date, SSSF has awarded nearly $400,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 400 student athletes in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs. Athletes who are graduating from high school in 2018 and will enroll in college this year were eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships. Awards are based on SCTP/SASP participation, academics, need, essays and other factors. The scholarships are being funded by generous shooting industry sponsors, as well as supporters and donors who provide the SCTP with funds through national fundraising banquets. Congratulations to the following 2018 Scholastic Action Shooting Program scholarship recipients:
State Name Sponsor
IA Zachary Henry GLOCK
KY Austin Arnold SASP
TN Anders Rider SASP
WI Kiera Wood GLOCK
WI Teagan Richman SASP
WI Emily Rasmussen Taurus
Congratulations to the following 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program scholarship recipients:
State Name
AZ Hanna Hughes
AZ Kira Cornell Dean
AZ Cody Gill
AZ Lewis Aul
CA Lauren Hamada
CA Wyatt Hambly
CA Isaac Smith
CA Alexander Ke
CO Mason Wolfe
CO Dalton Kirchhoefer
CO Bryon Baca
GA Charles Toms
GA Kevin Bandt
IA Dain Stolba
IA Bailey Beckman
IA Alexis Berte
IA Allison Pettinger
IA Brooke Willson
IA Sydney Pierson
IA Dayton Harson
IA Garett Tierney
IA Sarah Jordan
IA Stephanie Vipond
IA Trenton Kruse
IA Christopher Mott
IA Ashton Lamborn
IA Lucas Schmitz
IA Jenna Kinch
IA Bailey Schmitz
IA Caleb Williams
IA Zachary Henry
IA Cole Baskerville
IA August Helgeson
IA Dayne Crouch
IA Nicole Breese
IA Carter West
IA Kyle Myers
IA Sloan Volkman
IA Willam Hurd
IA Michael Mohr
IA Carl Preston
IA Rebecca Crawford
IL Jesse Stevens
IL Ryan St. Peters
IL Isaac Barnes
IN Jacob Eggebrecht
IN Spencer Jordan
IN Tyler Eggert
MA Andrew Worringham
MA Meagan Wyson
MA Alexia Davos
MA Devereux Marshall
MD Chase Tyeryar
MI Megan Scholl
MI Joshua Bush
MN Megan Ringate
MN Austin Swan
MO Tom Browne
NE Anna Denman
NM Patrick Lasher
OH Julia Horner
OH Derek Sinclair
OH Courtney Leszczynski
OH Eugene Koczwara
OH Quinton Taylor
OH Nolan Andrasik
OH Kathryn Taylor
OH Carson Ledford
OH David Spradlin
OH Matthew Le Cras
PA Mauren Mitchell
PA Dylan Henkins
PA Nathan Metzger
SC Mary Gregory
SC Benjamin Tillman Kinney
SC Aubrey Cromer
SC Jessica Knox
SC Tangie McFee
SC Carrie Haltiwanger
SC Abigail Milling
SD Kjerstin Aspaas
TN Jacob Pinson
TN Anastasia Zimmerman
TN Evan Fleet
TN Tori Brown
TN James Hartman
TN Lauren Thomas
TN Mikaela Messer
TN Kincaid Gillespie
TX Dakota Brown
TX Charles Buckin III
TX Victoria Scott
VA Zachary Wells
WI Zachary Becker
WI Jack Meixelsperger
WI Lea Beckman
WI Sunny Rufsholm
WI Laura Behr
WI Andrew Grady
WI Megan Cernohous
WI Rebecca Reeves
WI Jason Brewer
WI Riley Hammer
WI Aimee Spiering
WI Josie McHugh
WI Korryn Clint
WI Matthew Bougie
WI Ty Flannery
WI Steven Klika
WI William Zajkowski
WI Matthew Wells
WI Harlan Schwanebeck
WI Reed Miller
WI Ethan Jensen
WI George Carlo Clark
WI Samuel Coates
WI Easton Meier
WI Nicholas Mader
WI Edie Keung
WI Hunter Sadler
WI Jordan Marvin
WI Casey Lucas
WI Adam Hilger
WI Matthew Young
WI Sarah Schwacher
WI Ian Walton
WY Reese Romero

2018 Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Scholarship Program

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), the National Governing Body of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), is once again offering a scholarship program to reward deserving SCTP/SASP graduating seniors with needed college assistance. The main objective is to award as many scholarships as possible to qualifying SCTP / SASP graduating seniors. Since 2013 SSSF has awarded over $300,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 300 student athletes from 39 different states in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs. 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 time of application submission! See details on how to complete your team registration here. General Procedures: 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, 2018.
  • 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, 2018. 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 in order to qualify (i.e., athletics, military academy, academic, etc.).
  • Applicants must have participated during 2017-2018 in one of their SCTP / SASP State Championships, National Championships, or regional events in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, or 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!
Download the complete application form here... Application and all supporting materials must be received by April 21, 2018 - no exceptions. Photo Credit Carla Jennings Photography

NSSA/NSCA College Scholarships

The National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) recently announced they will each award $2,500 scholarships to four deserving high school seniors in 2018. Scholarships are based on a 4-year degree program and will be paid incrementally by semester. Deadline for application is March 1, 2018. Download complete information on the National Skeet Shooting Association scholarships. Download complete information on the National Sporting Clays Association scholarships.

2018 SCTP/NSSA/NSCA Tour Dates Announced

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and National Skeet Shooting Association / National Sporting Clays Association (NSSA-NSCA) are pleased to announce the 2018 dates for the SCTP/NSSA/NSCA tour events. The tour is designed so SCTP youth will be able to participate in premier skeet and sporting clays events, perhaps outside of their regular SCTP season. The tour provides opportunity for SCTP youth to compete for special awards while also experiencing the environment and excitement of the top skeet and sporting clays tournaments across the country! SCTP athletes participating in NSSA and/or NSCA registered events, (including tour events) will also be eligible for NSSA-SCTP and/or NSCA-SCTP All American Teams! NSCA-SCTP All-American Team The NSCA-SCTP All-American Team recognizes SCTP athletes that compete in NSCA registered sporting clays events. To be eligible for the SCTP All-American Team a shooter must be a member in good standing with NSSA/NSCA and SCTP, must shoot a minimum of 500 NSCA registered targets, and must shoot their respective SCTP state or regional shoot or the SCTP National Championships. The NSCA-SCTP All-American Team will be determined via a points system which are earned by competing and placing against other SCTP athletes. The NSCA-SCTP All-American selection will be divided into four teams which include Open Sub-Junior, Lady Sub-Junior, Open Junior, Lady Junior. Eight members will be selected to each team. Points can be earned from January 1 to December 31 with the team being selected in the Spring of the following shooting year. Please direct questions on the team to Nathan Boyd at nboyd@nssa-nsca.com. NSSA-SCTP All-American Team The NSSA-SCTP All American Team Recognizes SCTP athletes that compete in NSSA registered skeet events. To be eligible for the SCTP All-American Team a shooter must be a member in good standing with NSSA/NSCA and SCTP, must shoot a minimum of 500 12-gauge NSSA registered targets, and must shoot their respective SCTP state or regional shoot or the SCTP National Championships. The NSSA-SCTP All-American Team will be determined via 12-gauge average. All an athlete’s 12-gauge targets shot in the shooting year (January 1 to December 31) will be used to determine the team. The NSSA-SCTP All-American selection will be divided into six teams which include Open Sub-Junior, Lady Sub-Junior, Open Junior, Lady Junior, Open Collegiate, and Lady Collegiate. Eight shooters will be selected to each of the sub-junior and junior teams. Athletes that are selected to an NSSA Sub-junior, Junior, or Collegiate Concurrent All-American Team will not be eligible to make the NSSA-SCTP All-American Team. Please direct questions on the team to Nathan Boyd at nboyd@nssa-nsca.com.
Also remember that all SCTP athletes (and coaches) can purchase their NSSA and NSCA membership through the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation's SHOT team registration and management system. All membership purchases through the SHOT System directly support the SCTP scholarship fund!

SSSF Completes 2017 Scholarship Cycle

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) recently completed its 2017 scholarship program awarding $99,600 to deserving athletes involved in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). Scholarships benefited 109 SCTP athletes and 7 SASP athletes from 24 different states who are heading for higher education. Athletes graduating from high school and enrolling in college  were eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships. Awards are based on SCTP/SASP participation, academics, need, essays and other factors. Scholarships were funded by generous shooting industry sponsors and partners including the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA)/National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) as well as supporters and donors who provide support to national SCTP fundraising banquets. Additional scholarships for the SCTP were awarded thanks to special support from Browning and the National Rifle Association (NRA). From 2013 through its 2017 distributions, SSSF has awarded over $300,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 300 student athletes from 39 different states in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs. Watch for details on the 2018 scholarship program on www.sssfonline.org in early March, 2018.  

Over 1,000 SCTP Athletes Compete In Last Competitor Standing

One of the highlights of Nationals week for SCTP athletes is the opportunity to compete in a massive Last Competitor Standing (i.e. "Annie Oakley") event that gives them the opportunity to win guns, gear, and even a scholarship. In this miss-and-out fun competition, up to 30 athletes per trap field try to eliminate each other by capitalizing on the previous competitor's misses. Over 500 athletes competed each evening. The event has two components on each of two nights: a competition for anyone who wishes to compete, with men’s and ladies winners taking home guns and other prizes, followed by a competition just for 2017 graduating seniors who competed for $1,000 scholarships presented by the NRA. Last Competitor Standing - Wednesday LADIES Victoria Hendrix AZ Ben Avery Sarah Schwacker WI Waterford Wolverines Molly Olson WI Flyway Clay Slayers Jessica Strasser WI Waterford Wolverines Kiera Wood WI Hudson Raiders Mikaela Leach WI Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Morgan Clark WI Flyway Clay Slayers Zoe Goodwin KY Northern Kentucky Top Guns MEN Austin Jacob OH Greene County F&G Andrew Troje IA North Scott Trap Team Riley Hasler WI Waterford Wolverines Thomas Keeshan IA North Scott Trap Team Blake Conrad MN Lakers Trap Team Eyan Marx WI Flyway Clayslayers Aaron Copelan GA Lake Oconee Shotgun Team Jordan Persinger WI Hudson Raiders COLLEGE Tyler Bong WI Flyway Clayslayers Brennan Kamer KY Northern Kentucky STC Ladies NRA $1,000 Scholarship Sarah Villarreal NE Marian High School Mens NRA $1,000 Scholarship Austin Jacob OH Greene County F&G Last Competitor Standing - Friday LADIES Erin Lautzenheiser OH North Lawrence Claybusters Harley Graves TN T-County Claybusters Lauren Hartwein MO Gateway Claybusters Chloe Uhlenhake WI BHS Demons Sabrina Peterson IL St. Charles Shot Crew Grace Marlen MO Team Henges Morgan Clark WI Flyway Clayslayers Kaylinn Wilken WI BHS Demons MENS Tyler Regner WI BHS Demons Brian Baca CO Rocky Mountain Claybusters Zachary Hanson WI Central Falcons William Browning IA North Lawrence Claybusters Josh Muellenbach WI BHS Demons Hunter Block IA North Scott Trap Team Jack Schoepke WI BHS Demons Thomas Keeshan IA North Scott Trap Team COLLEGE Danielle Greene PA Evans City Taya Bower MI Straight Shooters Ladies NRA $1,000 Scholarship Chloe Sterner PA Mason Dixon Claybusters Mens NRA $1,000 Scholarship Hunter Conrad WI Central Falcons

Congratulations to 2017 SASP Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Scholarship winners. This year SASP has given away seven scholarships totaling $6000. Thank you to our sponsors who support our scholarship program.   $1000.00 Cole Ritchie - Hays County 4H Shooting Sports, Texas Nikolas Hufen – Union Grove Pistol Team, Wisconsin Tanner Calderwood - Steel Shooters of Traer, Iowa Collin Campbell – Hoosier Daddy Rifle and Pistol Team, Indiana Padraic Sullivan – Holyoke Revolver Club Steel Shooters, Massachusetts   $500.00 Genesis Irwin -  Central Iowa Scholastic Shooters, Iowa Nathan Fingeroos – Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports, WI        
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