CMP awards $250,000 in scholarships to marksmanship athletes for the 2023-2024 school year

CAMP PERRY, OH – After careful review, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has awarded 114 scholarships to outstanding junior shooters 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 outstanding young people across the country, as well as four repeating $5,000 scholarships (a total of $20,000 over four years for each recipient ) to those applicants who best represented the ideals of the CMP Scholarship Program. The best applicants were chosen by the CMP Scholarship Committee.

Charles Bratton (Clover, SC), Emma Lawrence (Shelbyville, KY), Suman Sanghera (Great Falls, VA), and Alliston Zane (Pittsburgh, PA) were awarded the top 4 $20,000 scholarships.

The CMP awarded 58 one-time scholarships of $1,000 total to students across the country, along with another 12 to local students from Ohio and Alabama. In addition, the CMP awarded $3,000 scholarships to the next top 20 students and $5,000 scholarships to the previous 20 outstanding students.

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 successful applicants, see the CMP Scholarship Program page at Congratulations!

About the CMP Scholarship Program:

CMP scholarships are available to graduates of high school JROTC, 4-H, and other junior gun club members. Scholarship applications are only accepted if received complete and if the applicant is a US citizen, exhibits good moral character, is a contributing member of society, and is an academic marksman.

The CMP is dedicated to youth programs and promotes the education of the successful young adults who participate in them and is proud to support youth shooters in their continuing education, helping to shape their fulfilling futures. Through these scholarships, the CMP is able to maintain its goal of rewarding those who display exceptional talent, determination, and civility within the field of marksmanship.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to