From The Tribune staff reports
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is set to provide scholarship opportunities for student-athletes in the 2021-22 school year.
The annual CMP Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship program began in 2005, offering $1,000 one-year scholarships to current high school seniors, based on merit and marksmanship participation. The CMP has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships through the years to thousands of outstanding youth marksmanship competitors.
Along with the $150,000 of awarded scholarships set for the 2021-22 school year, the CMP will present a $5,000 scholarship to the top graduating senior who best embodies the well-rounded values of Dr. Hines.
In 2020, the Garand Collectors Association (GCA) donated an additional $10,000 to the CMP to use toward qualifying applicants to the CMP scholarship. The GCA again enhanced the scholarship program for 2021, tripling its donation to $30,000, which will provide $3,000 scholarships to the top 15 applicants.
To be considered, applicants must turn in a list of past and present rifle or pistol competition history, awards, involvements and future expectations for the sport. Proof of participation, including match bulletins, photos or CMP Competition Tracker printouts, must be presented in order to be considered for the scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Those interested must also provide academic information such as GPA (3.0 or above – anything below 3.0 will not be accepted), test scores and a list of extracurricular activities. Additionally, an official transcript must be provided, along with a letter explaining why the applicant is applying and what future plans the money will fund. A nomination/recommendation letter from a coach or instructor is also required.
The deadline for application submission is March 20, 2021. Scholarships may be used to pursue post-secondary education or vocational programs for the upcoming school year.
Application forms and other scholarship information can be found by visiting https://thecmp.org/youth/cmp-scholarship-program/.