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April 27, 2016

NSSF Invites Employees of Voting Member Companies to Apply for $60,000 in Education Scholarships

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April 27, 2016

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Samantha Hughes

NSSF Invites Employees of Voting Member Companies to Apply for $60,000 in Education Scholarships

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Employees of companies that support the National Shooting Sports Foundation at the highest level can apply for education aid through the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program. NSSF has 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 Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

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 2016 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only. The complete rules, applications and scholarship posters are available on this Scholarship Program webpage. NSSF urges applicants to read the rules thoroughly before applying.

An application requires an essay on one of the following topics:

  • How do I handle peer pressure at school from people who don’t share my passion for firearms and recreational shooting?
  • Should firearms manufacturers, distributors and dealers be legally responsible for the criminal misuse of firearms and ammunition products?
  • How do I get my friends and relatives who enjoy the shooting sports to vote in this important election year?

Submitted essays must be 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 27 and list the recipients on its website after their acceptance.

Posters and application forms will be mailed upon request only. For more information about the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program, or to request printed materials, please contact Samantha Hughes, NSSF’s Member Services Coordinator, at


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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