After careful review, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has presented 114 scholarships to outstanding junior marksmen through the CMP Scholarship Program for the 2023-2024 school year.
Along with a generous $30,000 contribution from the Garand Collectors Association (GCA), the CMP awarded $220,000 in scholarships to remarkable young individuals from across the country as well as four repeat $5,000 scholarships (totaling $20,000 over four years for each recipient) to those applicants who best represented the ideals of CMP’s Scholarship Program. Top applicants were chosen by the CMP Scholarship Committee.
Earning the Top 4, $20,000 scholarships were Charles Bratton (Clover, SC), Emma Lawrence (Shelbyville, KY), Suman Sanghera (Great Falls, VA) and Alliston Zane (Pittsburgh, PA).
The CMP awarded 58 total one-time, $1,000 scholarships to students nationwide, along with 12 others to students local to Ohio and Alabama. Additionally, the CMP presented $3,000 scholarships to the next top 20 students and $5,000 scholarships to the preceding 20 excelling students.
Receiving the $5,000 scholarships were Ella Allen (Nashville, TN), Emily Buck (Alabaster, AL), Elijah Butler (Austin, TX), Katrina Demerle (Ross, OH), Nathan Engman (Albertville, MN), Dylan Gregory (Naperville, IL), Madelyn Lee (Dawsonville, GA), Maggie Mizelle (Sylacauga, AL), Leah Mueller (Iola, KS), Casia Steinhaus (Devils Lake, ND), Ariana Sun (Honolulu, HI), Ryan Wee (Wake Forest, NC), Isabella Baldwin (Nashville, TN), Reese Burnett (Pierre Part, LA), Bremen Butler (Fort Wayne, IN), Esther Moore (Bentonville, AK), Julia Oubre (Acworth, GA), Leo Veatch (Agate, CO), Vincent Xu (Andover, MA) and Samantha Zermeno (Fort Mill, SC).
To review all the selected applicants, view the CMP Scholarship Program page at https://thecmp.org/youth/cmp-scholarship-program/. Congratulations!
About the CMP Scholarship Program:
CMP Scholarships are available to graduating high school JROTC, 4-H and other junior shooting club members. Scholarship applications are only accepted if they are received completed and if the applicant is a U.S. citizen, shows good moral character, is a contributing member to society and is a scholar marksman.
The CMP is dedicated to youth programs and furthering the education of the successful young adults involved within them and is proud to provide support to junior marksmen in their continuing education – helping to shape their fulfilling futures. Through these scholarships, the CMP is able to uphold its goal of awarding those who present exceptional talent, determination and citizenship within the field of marksmanship.
— By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.