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The Civilian Marksmanship Program Scholarship

Civilian Marksmanship Program scholarshipThe demise of the Civilian Marksmanship Program has been reported in the news but is not true. It is still up and running and sticking to its mission of promoting firearm safety and marksmanship training with an emphasis on youth.

One of its great programs is its CMP Scholarship. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) offers $1000 one-year scholarships assistance to encourage and reward outstanding and deserving high school seniors on the basis of merit to selected high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a team or club that is participating in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions.

CMP Scholarships may be used to pursue a post-secondary education during the upcoming school year.  Scholarships are one-year awards that may be used to fund any accredited post-secondary education or vocational program.

Eligibility requirements for CMP scholarships are:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Demonstrate acceptance to a university, college or trade school leading to a diploma or trade certification.
  • Qualified for CMP JROTC Service Championships.
    OR
  • Demonstrate rifle or pistol marksmanship competition experience.
  • If you are planning on enrolling in a Military Academy you are not eligible.

Get a Scholarship Application before the deadline of March 20, 2014.

Visit the Civilian Marksmanship Program website for more information.

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