Employees of companies that support the National Shooting Sports Foundation at the highest level are eligible to apply for education aid through the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program. NSSF has again made a total of $60,000 in scholarship funding available for a maximum of 25 winning entries.
NSSF is accepting applications in the Voting Member Scholarship Program through 5 p.m. EST on Monday, June 2, 2014.
Scholarships are available only to employees and their family members of Voting Member companies of NSSF. (For specific eligibility, refer to the official guidelines.) The scholarship program is one of a number of benefits that Voting Member companies receive from NSSF, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry.
Applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted and plan to attend, a college, university or vocational school during the fall 2014 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only. The complete rules are available on this Scholarship Program webpage, and application forms are available at www.nssf.org/members. NSSF urges applicants to read the rules thoroughly before applying.
An application requires an essay on one of the following topics:
How would you retain, expand and diversify participation in hunting and target shooting among women, minorities and non-traditional demographic groups?
PERCEPTION vs. REALITY in the gun control debate.
Submitted essays must be written in English, typed, double-spaced and single-sided, on 8.5 by 11-inch paper in 11 or 12 point Times New Roman font, Microsoft Word format and not exceed two pages (not including bibliography). No PDF documents will be accepted.
Twenty-five applicants with the highest overall essay scores will be selected as scholarship prize winners. The applicant with the highest scored essay will earn the grand prize $8,000 scholarship. One first-place prize winner with the second-highest scored essay will receive a scholarship of $5,000. One second-place prize winner with the third-highest scored essay will receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining 22 runner-up prize winners will each receive a scholarship of $2,000. NSSF will notify the winners by email by June 23 and list the recipients on its website after their acceptance.
NSSF Voting Member companies will receive posters and application forms to promote the scholarships to their employees.
For more information about the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program, contact Samantha Hughes, NSSF’s member services coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.