Collegiate Shooting Scholarship Program

The NRA Collegiate & Schools Program established the Collegiate Shooting Scholarship Program to support America's youth in furthering their higher education. The scholarships are a unique way for high school students to receive support from the NRA to continue their education and continue their passion for the shooting sports and the Second Amendment.

In 2016, the program will open to high school students in Pennsylvania or Virginia.  Please check back to see if your state joins the program.

  • This program offers one-time college scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors in Pennsylvania or Virginia.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with no less than a 3.0 GPA supported by an official transcript. 
  • Students interested in applying must have a strong interest in the shooting sports and the Second Amendment.
  • A short essay (500 words or less) must be submitted along with the application. You may write on the importance of the Second Amendment or how the shooting sports have contributed to your personal development.
  • Applicants need to include a copy of their letter of acceptance to their chosen college or university.
  • Applicants must include a letter of reference from a school administrator, advisor, teacher, or coach.
  • Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1 of the current year.

Applications for Pennsylvania and Virginia are now available.

Announcements will be made immediately following the decisions in June.  Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at

Recipients of the NRA Collegiate Shooting Scholarship
Year Name Hometown School
2016 Zachary Eisenberg Burke, Virginia NC State University
Claire Zanti Norfolk, Virginia NC State University
Grace Nelson Lititz, Pennsylvania University of Alaska Fairbanks
Karly Potts Ephrata, Pennsylvania Morehead State University
Jack Anderson Franklin, Pennsylvania West Virginia University
Cassidy Fairman Indiana, Pennsylvania Saint Francis University
2015 Andrew Hudak Jr. Scranton, Pennsylvania The Citadel
Zoe Rupert Springboro, Pennsylvania West Virginia University
Adam Burke McClellandtown, Pennsylvania Seton Hill University
Cheyenne Tussel Hawley, Pennsylvania Penn State University
Virginia Thrasher Springfield, Virginia West Virginia University
Samuel Cavender Stafford, Virginia University of Utah
2014 Kristen Eberhardt Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania Lebanon Valley College
William Dixon Kempton, Pennsylvania University of Kentucky
Ariana Grabowski Beaver, Pennsylvania Texas Christian University
Marie Horomanski Monroeville, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University

Click here for more information about other NRA scholarship programs and opportunities.