Each year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) offers $1,000, one-year scholarship assistance to qualified juniors in order to encourage and reward their outstanding efforts. Known in the past as, simply, the CMP Scholarship Program, it was renamed in 2020 to the Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship.
Based on merit, selected individuals are high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a team or club that is participating in marksmanship competitions. The CMP seeks applications from high school seniors who currently compete in marksmanship competitions.
CMP Scholarships are one-year awards that may be used to fund any accredited secondary education or vocational program. CMP Scholarships may also be used to pursue a post-secondary education during the upcoming school year.
The scholarships are paid to the scholarship recipient but must be countersigned by the financial aid offices of the college where the student is enrolled. The check may then be used to pay other fees or expenses that are not covered by other awards or grants.
To be eligible for CMP scholarships, juniors must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
- Be of good moral character.
- Have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
- Be a graduating high school senior.
- Demonstrate acceptance to a university, college or trade school leading to a diploma or trade certification.
- Demonstrate marksmanship competition experience.
To obtain specific scholarship program regulations for the Civilian Marksmanship Program scholarship, click on the appropriate heading below. The forms are available in PDF format and may be printed for completion and submission.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is proud to provide this scholarship program for deserving high school seniors who excel in marksmanship. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Williams at 419-635-2141, ext. 709, email [email protected].
Completed scholarship application with all required documentation need to be postmarked no later than March 20, 2020. Please send the application and supporting documents no later than March 20, 2020 to:
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Attn: CMP Scholarship Program
P O Box 576
Port Clinton, OH 43452
About Dr. Carolyn Hines: An inspiring woman who accomplished a myriad of incredible achievements in her lifetime, Dr. Carolyn Hines spent over 20 years as a dedicated member of the CMP Board of Directors – actively involved in many measures to encourage youth opportunities but none so passionate as her leadership in the Scholarship Committee. During her commitment to the program, she was instrumental in developing a financial allocation that reached $160,000 towards marksmanship junior athletes. Dr. Hines passed in December 2019, leaving a legacy that will live on through those who will use her Memorial Scholarship to create limitless possibilities for future generations.