High School Athletes: Don’t Forget Your CMP Scholarship Application

Time is running out! The Civilian Marksmanship Program will continue to accept applications from student-athletes for the annual CMP Carolyn Hines Memorial $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year until March 20, 2021.

The scholarships are open to high school seniors who display involvement in a mix of academics, extra-curricular and marksmanship activities. Application forms and scholarship information can be found by visiting https://thecmp.org/youth/cmp-scholarship-program/.

The 2021 Scholarships feature opportunities to earn even more money toward post-secondary education or vocational programs for the upcoming school year. Along with the $150,000 of awarded scholarships, the CMP Scholarship Committee (headed by retired Army Lt. General Joe Inge, CMP Board of Directors) will choose a graduating senior who best represents the overall values that Dr. Carolyn Hines emboldened through her work with youth during her lifetime.

The selected senior will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship. Also, thanks to an extremely generous donation from the Garand Collectors Association (GCA), an additional $30,000 will be distributed amongst the top 15 chosen applicants.

For specific questions about CMP Scholarships, please contact Kathy Williams at 419-635-2141, ext. 709 or email kwilliams@thecmp.org. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity – send in your application today!

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION RULES:

TO BE CONSIDERED, 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 (from the applicant; CMP will not look up Tracker info), MUST be presented in order to be considered for the scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Those interested 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.

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. Staff members are eager to recognize praiseworthy student-athletes for their hard work – so please take extra precaution in sending all application requirements.

–By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.