Marksmen Student-Athletes Apply Now for 2019-2020 CMP Scholarships

The Civilian Marksmanship Program has opened the application period for its 2019-2020 CMP Scholarships.

2019-2020 CMP Scholarships are to be awarded to exemplary student-athletes to support their future endeavors. Airgun shooters are included in this! In fact, Andre Gross – who we interviewed in HAM recently – was a previous winner.

The CMP offers $1,000 one-year scholarships based on merit and rifle or pistol marksmanship participation – including airguns – to current high school seniors only.

Since 2005, CMP has awarded over $1 million in scholarship prizes. Last year, the CMP awarded over $150,000 in scholarship money. Winning recipients came from a mix of JROTC schools, 4-H groups and other shooting clubs.

To be considered for 2019-2020 CMP Scholarships, applicants must turn in a list of past and present rifle or pistol competition history, awards, involvements and future expectations for the sport.

Proof of participation, including match bulletins, photos or CMP Competition Tracker printouts (for example), MUST be presented in order to be considered for the scholarship. Applications without this will be discarded.

Those interested in 2019-2020 CMP Scholarships must also provide academic information such as GPA (3.0 or above – anything below 3.0 will not be accepted), test scores and a list of extracurricular activities. Additionally, an official transcript must be provided, along with a letter explaining why the applicant is applying and what future plans the money will fund. A nomination/recommendation letter from a coach or instructor is also required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered, so please check that all required information is sent.

Because the CMP takes great care in personally reading each application, all mandatory information (including forms and other necessary materials) must be sent to the CMP in its entirety. The CMP is eager to recognize praiseworthy student-athletes for their hard work – so please take extra precaution in sending all application requirements for 2019-2020 CMP Scholarships.

The deadline for 2019-2020 CMP Scholarships application submission is March 20, 2019. Scholarships may be used to pursue post-secondary education or vocational programs for the upcoming school year.

The CMP is dedicated to its commitment to youth programs and furthering the education of the successful young adults involved within them. Through these scholarships, the CMP is able to uphold one of its missions of awarding those who present exceptional talent, motivation and determination within the field of marksmanship.

Application forms and other scholarship information can be found by visiting For specific questions, please contact Kathy Williams at 419-635-2141, ext. 709 or email