Attention young shooters with collegiate aspirations: the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) has officially announced the 2017 SCTP and SASP Scholarship Program.

The program rewards deserving Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program graduating seniors with needed college assistance, according to the non-profit SSSF.

Over the past four years, the SSSF has provided more than $200,000 in scholarship funds to assist high school seniors to pursue a college degree.

The story says the main objective is to award as many scholarships as possible to qualifying seniors who get their paperwork in by the application deadline of April 17.

Interested seniors can apply using the online application form at

Here’s a quick rundown of the guidelines:

  • Every application must be a graduating senior within the year of the awarded scholarship and must be registered for college before the scholarship is awarded in that same year.

  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average through the most recent grading period ending on or before April 1, 2017 to be considered.

  • Each applicant must be registered as a full-time college student before the scholarship is awarded and must provide the name of the post-secondary college or community/junior college to receive the scholarship proceeds.

  • Applicants may not already be in receipt of any “full” scholarships.

  • Applicants must have participated during the 2016-17 in one of their SCTP/SASP State Championships, National Championships, or regional events in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, or Olympic Bunker; Olympic Skeet Championships, Pistol or Rifle.

Applicants must provide a one-page student resume, a one-page essay, and a current high school or home school transcript.

Go here for more information and full instructions on how to apply.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.