The Civilian Marksmanship Program bestowed $157,000 in scholarships to deserving junior marksman through its CMP Scholarship Program.
The money will be used during the 2019-2020 school term by the 157 junior male and female applicants. The $1,000 scholarships were available to graduating high school JROTC, 4-H and junior shooting club members with good moral character who also are scholar marksman.
CMP board members read through a total of 208 completed applications before settling on the lucky students. CMP said out of the total 208 applications, 125 were submitted by girls and 84 by boys. In addition to 157 national scholarships, the CMP also awarded 10 local scholarships in the Port Clinton, Ohio area.
“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 its goal of awarding those who present exceptional talent, determination and citizenship within the field of marksmanship,” the organization said in a news release.
Interested and eligible students are encouraged to apply next year for the next round of scholarships in 2020. Information on deadlines will be released this fall.