Voting Member Scholarship Program

$60,000 in Education Scholarships

Voting Member Scholarship Program

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 2018 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only.

Compose an essay on one of the following topics:

Should social media platforms censor content concerning the lawful commerce in firearms and ammunition products?

Should the age to purchase a rifle or shotgun be raised to age 21? If so, does the same apply for voting rights and drivers licenses?

What are the challenges facing youth today to becoming involved in hunting?

Twenty-Five Scholarships will be Awarded

Grand Prize – $8,000

1 First Prize – $5,000

1 Second Prize – $3,000

22 Runners-Up – $2,000 each

Applications and Essays must be received by June 4, 2018

Official application and submission rules

NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Poster


For more information about the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program, or to request printed materials, please contact Samantha Hughes, NSSF’s Manager, Member Services at