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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

If you are a gifted student marksman, you may just have a shot at this merit scholarship offered by the Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship Program. All successful applicants must demonstrate participation in marksmanship competitions.

Scholarship: The Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and the Garand Collectors Association (GCA)

Amount: $1,000 (the top 15 recipients receive an additional $2,000)

Eligible Students: High school seniors who are active members of teams or clubs engaged in rifle or marksmanship competitions. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students can be pursuing any form of post-secondary education (college or vocational school).

How to Apply: Complete the online application form.

Deadline: March 20

Website: thecmp.org/communications/cmp-scholarship-program/

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.