The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) offers a scholarship program to reward graduating seniors from the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with necessary college assistance. The main goal is to award as many scholarships as possible to high school seniors who qualify for SCTP/SASP.
Since 2013, SSSF has awarded more than $818,000 in scholarship funds benefiting more than 900 student-athletes, from nearly all 50 states, in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs. This year, 183 student-athletes received scholarships from youth development programs totaling $91,500 in higher education pursuit assistance.
In addition to the scholarships listed above, at the 2023 National Championships, special scholarships will be awarded by SCTP sponsors Browning, CZ-USA, and Beretta. Eligible athletes will fire a Browning shotgun in individual traps, a Beretta shotgun in skeet events, or a CZ shotgun during clay sporting events, respectively. The grand total of scholarship opportunities for athletes at SCTP Nationals is $11,500.
SASP Sponsor Betsy Ross Arms will once again provide a helping hand to athletes unable to attend SASP Nationals due to family budget issues. Preference will be given to young female athletes, based on the suggestion of Betsy Ross Arms, a women-owned business. Female participation continues to rise in youth shooting sports, with 42% female participation in the SASP Wisconsin State Championship, the largest state game of the year with nearly 500 entries.
About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) in the United States. The SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
Provide and enhance opportunities for personal growth and development for student-athlete members; become the leading authority on all things firearms related activities for youth; pass on to future generations the legacy of lifelong, safe and responsible enjoyment of shooting sports. This includes serving as the primary feed for organized and sanctioned shooting organizations and teams such as USA SHOOTING, TEAM USA, and the NGBs (NSSA, NSCA, ATA).