The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation that specializes in youth shooting and guidance programs. The SSSF contributes to the next generation of shooters in the United States by providing youth development programs with adult coaches to foster sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, and teamwork among other valuable life skills. In addition, they also award scholarships to student shooting athletes.
SSSF Awards Scholarships to Clay Target and Action Shooting Students
Since 2013, the SSSF has awarded over $500,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 600 student-athletes, from nearly all 50 states in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs and has awarded 150 graduating senior athletes with $500 scholarships for the 2019/2020 season.
For this year’s scholarships, graduating high school seniors were considered for things like college registration, academics as well as their shooting sports participation. In order to be eligible the scholarship recipients had to submit a personal essay that described their personal goals, education goals as well as their personal talents and achievements.
Despite the cancellation of many events, many of these students, in tandem with the SCTP staff, worked extra hard to make things happen to fund 100 graduating seniors at $500 each for the year’s scholarships.
Programs like these can make all the difference in a child’s life in their developmental years. In my opinion, nothing teaches discipline like shooting sports do, as the consequences for mistakes are far greater than those of other sports. If you are personally interested in helping out the SSSF or finding a way to enroll your child in a Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation team (or starting one of your own), you can visit the SSSF website for registration and shooting team information here.
Below I have provided links to the 2019/2020 Scholastic Action Shooting and Scholastic Clay Target program scholarship recipients. Congrats to all of you!
All Photos sourced from the SSSF Website.