Civilian Marksmanship Program Awards $300K in Scholarships to Young Scholar/Athletes

The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Scholarship Committee has presented 142 scholarships to outstanding junior marksmen and women for the 2024-2025 school year.

posted on May 7, 2024
Cmp Scholarships Logo

Here at NRA Family, we celebrate any time a young scholar's love for the shooting sports translates into money for school. That's why we were excited to learn that the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Scholarship Committee has presented 142 scholarships to outstanding junior marksmen and women for the 2024-2025 school year.

Along with a generous $30,000 contribution from the Garand Collectors Association (GCA), the CMP Scholarship Program awarded $308,000 in new and recurring scholarships to those remarkable individuals from across the country who best represent the ideals of the CMP – 76 one-time $1,000 scholarships, 17 one-time $3,000 scholarships and 24 one-time $5,000 scholarships.

Students receiving the $5,000 one-time scholarships are Jordyn Allen (Dothan, AL), Susan Carter (Baxley, GA), Rory Claussen (Albuquerque, NM), Grace Corbett (Springfield, VA), Colter Cornwell (Ronan, MT), Gracie Dinh (Huntsville, AR), Riley Dunn (Washington, PA), Ena Gibson (Greeley, CO), Nicolette Hoffman (Armour, SD), Megan Jaros (Roseville, MN), Katie McCall (Ozark, MO), Mallory Johnson (Cookeville, TN), Evan Langerak (Bemidji, MN), David LePage (Champlain, NY), Elizabeth Probst (Brady, TX), Chloe Shannon (Broken Arrow, OK), Donald Simpson (Sidney, OH), Hailey Singleton (Bellevue, OH), Emma Sjodin (Sugar Land, TX), Judson Terry (Rochelle, GA), Logan Tucker (Naylor, AR), Carlee Valenta (Harrison City, PA), Micah Vawter (Walla Walla, WA) and Emme Walrath (Kenosha, WI).

The CMP also granted four new repeat $5,000 scholarships, totaling $20,000 over four years for each recipient. Each of the four recurring $20,000 scholarships, first introduced in 2023, are named in honor of past CMP Board members Harry Sieben, Carolyn Hines, Jon Bengston and former Chair Judith Legerski.

Earning this year’s four-year recurring scholarships are:

  • Harry Sieben Scholarship: Claudia Muzik (Green Springs, OH)
  • Carolyn Hines Scholarship: Danjela Jordan de Jesus (Woodbine, GA)
  • Jon Bengston Scholarship: Natalie Bean (Sour Lake, TX)
  • Judith Legerski Scholarship: Meredith Stuart (Comfort, TX)

An additional $5,000 from the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama was donated towards CMP’s Community Scholarship – reserved for those students in the districts surrounding CMP’s facilities in Anniston/Talladega, Ala., and Port Clinton (Camp Perry), Ohio.

This year’s $5,000 donation from the Superspeedway has been awarded to Peyton Whitelaw (Oxford, AL). A total of 16 other $1,000 Community Scholarships were awarded, marking $21,000 overall for CMP’s support of neighboring areas. Congratulations to all!


Eastern Hognose Snake Public Domain
Eastern Hognose Snake Public Domain

Fun Friday: Eastern Hognose Snake, the "Counterfeit Cobra"

Trigger warning: This article highlights a snake in Arkansas whose theatrical performance may cause your heart skip a beat.

Silencer Central Wins 2 NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards

"Receiving the Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award and having our Speed K suppressor named Suppressor of the Year is a tremendous honor,” said Maddox.

The .44 Magnum: A Love Story

Here's why I'm still dancin' with the one that brung me.

NRA Family Reading: Boone & Crockett's 15th Edition Records of North American Big Game

It's not just beautiful pictures of world-record animals ... although that's definitely a draw!

How to Train for Handgun Hunting

Here's what to do before you bust out the big-bore, long-barrel revolvers.

First Impressions: Camp Chef Gridiron 36 Flat-Top Grill

Think all griddles are the same? Think again.


Get the best of NRA Family delivered to your inbox.