Riflery is a rare sport that provides you college scholarship opportunities under athletic scholarships. If you are enthusiastic about marksmanship and enjoy the sport, you have several opportunities to earn rifling scholarships. 

As a marksman, you can prove your talents by participating in competitions to show off your skill, or you can demonstrate your interest by joining a local or national rifle group— as some scholarships offered to require recipients to be members. 

What are the Rifle Scholarships?

Rifle (Marksmanship) as a sport is a rare discipline where the best scholarship opportunities may be found outside your college. People who aspire to become marksmen are skilled in precision shooting. As this sport is gaining popularity, state-wide and local groups are looking to promote the sport more. 

Many organizations award on the basis of your capability outside of your marksmanship abilities. Scholarships from rifle groups reward you for other criteria, such as academic achievement and also community service if you don't necessarily want to compete in the sport on the college level but you are good at the sport. Your financial need is also considered by some college groups. 

Types of Rifle Scholarships

National Rifle Association Scholarships

The National Rifle Association (NRA) offers multiple rifle-related scholarships. It is available to high school attendees to the annual NRA Youth Education Summit (YES). The summit makes students become knowledgeable and active citizens by making them learn constitutional processes, and also the attendees compete for $30,000 in scholarships. It requires the applicants to participate in debates and other activities during the seven days long YES conference to be considered for the scholarship. 

ROTC Rifle Scholarships

Being a member of an ROTC or JROTC rifle team, you can apply for a Civilian Marksmanship Scholarship Program award. It requires you to be undergrads or high school seniors and must be a competitive rifle marksman with exceptional academic and leadership credentials. You also need to be an active member of a JROTC, high school, college, or ROTC rifle team. 

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Students who are in collegiate level rifle teams and who expect to continue their education beyond a four-year degree can apply for an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The scholarship is given to the athletes who have maintained

  •  a GPA of at least 3.2 

  • who expect to become part-time or full-time graduate students upon completion of their baccalaureate degrees

 Both women and men can apply for this one-time award.

 

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Contact Number

214-750-4222

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Communities Foundation of Texas, an organization that has paid over $100 million in grants in the year 2018. The organization has a history of over 60 years in assisting students to achieve their educational goals. CFT works side by side with committed nonprofits, civic leaders and philanthropy-focused businesses to help out c...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,250

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@bcf.org

Contact Number

410-332-4171

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the CollegeBound Foundation, an organization that started with a grand vision of granting financial aid for students in need. CollegeBound now employs Program Specialists in Baltimore Public schools, who work year-round to assist students with the college application process. The Arthur Elder, II Scholarship, established to honor&...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@bccf.org

Contact Number

610-685-2223

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Berks County Community Foundation, an organization that was founded to help individuals, families, businesses and other organizations to achieve their charitable objectives and improve the quality of life for those residing in Berks County. Their main mission is promoting philanthropy. This scholarship is for supporting graduating...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-338-2535

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that facilitates philanthropy and works to strengthen their community and administer funds and provide when it is needed for the charities. The organization even provides technical support to help nonprofits institutions operate more maximum. The Jay Lamando Scholarsh...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that facilitates works to strengthen their community and monitor funds and provide when it is needed for the charities. The organization even provides technical support to help nonprofits institutions operate more maximum. The scholarship is provided in the memory of Lisa More...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that is dedicated to strengthen their community and administer funds to support charities and for social cause. They even provide technical assistance to help nonprofits to operate more productively. This scholarship was first introduced and was established by the Maynard...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization works on strengthening the community by helping individuals, organizations and monitor funds to support charities, social causes, and non-profit organizations. This scholarship was established by the Nussbickel family and the Greater Southern Dutches...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

shoover@tgkvf.org

Contact Number

304-346-3620

About the Scholarship

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is the institution that provides the scholarship to the applicants whose father or mother is suffering from a serious illness. The scholarship is giving financial assistance to the applicants who are affected emotionally, physically and academically. CFHV also works to strengthen the community by helping the people who are in great need of fu...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@oc-cf.org

Contact Number

949 553 4202

About the Scholarship

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship is started by Sean Tiner in the honor of his brother\'s ambition to pursue higher education. The Orange County Community Foundation is awarding this scholarship to help the students financially to enroll in an un...

Application Deadline

February 14, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

info@mcfoundation.org

Contact Number

513-4247-369

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is sponsored by the Middletown Community Foundation, an organization that is ranked on top as the most active community foundation in Ohio for assisting students in easily paying for their education. This scholarship is provided yearly to an African American student at Middletown High School who demonstrates high academic performance, participa...