Patron Member Scholarship Program

$60,000 in Education Scholarships

Patron Member Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available only to employees and their family members of Patron Member companies of NSSF. (For specific eligibility, refer to the official guidelines.) The scholarship program is one of a number of benefits that Patron 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 2019 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only.

Compose an essay on one of the following topics:

  • If you could identify and use one method for generating new interest in the shooting sports or hunting among the general public, what would it be?
  • What makes a good mentor, and why are mentors important for a good introduction to shooting, hunting and firearms safety?
  • Concerning maintaining second amendment rights, why is it important to vote in non-presidential elections?

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

2019 Scholarship Winners Have Been Chosen

Official application and submission rules

NSSF Patron Member Scholarship Poster

See 2019 Grand Prize-winning essay here

For more information about the NSSF Patron Member Scholarship Program, or to request printed materials, please contact Samantha Hughes, NSSF’s Manager, Member Services at [email protected].