CAMP PERRY, OH – After careful review, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has presented 142 scholarships to outstanding junior marksmen through the CMP Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 school year.
Along with a generous $30,000 contribution from the Garand Collectors Association (GCA), the CMP awarded $178,000 in scholarships to remarkable young individuals from across the country. Of the applications received, the median grade point average was an incredible 4.05 – the highest in the history of the scholarship program. Students were represented in 37 of the 50 states as well as from military stations outside the United States.
Though most students received $1,000 scholarships, CMP staff and Board members chose exceptional candidates who displayed praiseworthy attributes like involvements within extra-curricular activities and community service as well as firm commitments to marksmanship. The selected athletes received $3,000 for their accomplishments. A $5,000 Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship was also awarded to the top overall applicant.
Winners of the $3,000 are: Phoebe Chandler (Parker, SD), Annie Downum (Springdale, AR), Sarah Folsom (Granbury, TX), Victoria James (Woodine, MD), Isaac Joback (Fenton, MO), Alexis Kunze (Oak Harbor, WA), Abbie Leverett (Bainbridge, GA), Chanler Livingston (Chula, GA), Molly Palko (Albuquerque, NM), Emma Rhode (Kempton, PA), Benjamin Rogers (Gardner, KS), Bryce Roop (Decatur, IN), Samuel Sparrow (Hendersonville, TN), Maria Tortorelli (APO), Hannah Vaagen (Devils Lake, ND), and Elysa Walter (Sugar Hill, GA).
The Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Johnathan Dorsten of Bryan, Ohio, who has committed to the Ohio State Pistol team for the coming school year.
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.
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.
— By Ashley Brugnone, 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.