By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has donated over $170,000 towards outstanding junior marksmen through its CMP Scholarship Program to be used for the 2015-2016 term. A total of 256 applications were received, with 173 awarded – even more than last year’s record-breaking interest.
“The Scholarship Committee had a hard job this year. We had more applications than ever, and the applicants were outstanding this year,” said Dana Lynd, assistant programs chief. “I personally loved seeing so many applicants continuing their shooting careers in college and setting huge shooting goals to achieve.”
In April, CMP board members and staff carefully sorted through boxes upon boxes of CMP scholarship applications to determine which young scholar marksmen would receive CMP support for the coming academic year. After considerate review, well over half of its scholarship applicants proved to be remarkable individuals.
The $1,000 CMP Scholarships are available to graduating high school JROTC, 4-H and other junior shooting club members. Scholarship applications are only accepted if the applicant is a U.S. citizen, shows good moral character, is a contributing member to society and is a scholar marksman.
Besides submitting fully completed applications, which are essential in the process, the CMP also looks for juniors who are not only successful marksmen, but also overall outstanding citizens.
The CMP is dedicated to its commitment to youth programs and furthering the education of the successful young adults involved within them. Through these scholarships, the CMP is able to uphold one its missions of awarding those who present exceptional talent, motivation and determination within the field of marksmanship.
All junior marksmen are encouraged to stay focused on their academic careers as well as in becoming involved with their communities and other positive extra curricular activities. The CMP is proud to provide support to junior marksmen in their continuing education and helping to shape their fulfilling futures.
To review all of the selected applicants, click on the 2015 Scholarship Winners link at http://old.thecmp.org/communications/cmp-scholarship-program/.