NSSF Invites Employees of Patron Member Companies to Apply for $50,000 in Education Scholarships

NSSF Invites Employees of Patron Member Companies to Apply for ,000 in Education Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. -(FirearmsGuide.com)- Employees of companies that support NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, at the highest level may apply for education aid through the NSSF Patron Member Scholarship Program. NSSF has made a total of $50,000 in scholarship funding available for a maximum of 20 winning entries.

NSSF is accepting applications in the Patron Member Scholarship Program through 5 p.m. PT on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Scholarships are available only to employees and their family members of Patron Member companies of NSSF. (For specific eligibility, refer to the official guidelines.) The scholarship program is one of many benefits that Patron Member companies receive from NSSF.

Applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted and plan to attend, a college, university or vocational school during the fall 2024 school year. Scholarships are limited to candidates seeking an undergraduate or vocational degree only. The complete rules, applications and scholarship posters are available on this Scholarship Program webpage. NSSF urges applicants to read the rules thoroughly before applying.

The NSSF Patron Member Scholarship requires an essay on one of the following topics:

• Realizing that unauthorized access to firearms can result in accidents, suicides and thefts, make a compelling appeal to encourage someone who does not store their guns securely to do so.

• Discuss why it’s important for the firearm industry—including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and shooting ranges—to be represented by a trade association like NSSF and have a voice of protection and advocacy.

• What is the true meaning and importance of the Second Amendment and what does it mean to you?

Essays must be in English and submitted along with application at nssf.org/scholarship.

Twenty applicants with the highest overall scores will be selected as scholarship prizewinners. The applicant with the highest scored essay will earn the grand prize $8,000 scholarship. One first-place prizewinner with the second-highest scored essay will receive a scholarship of $5,000. One second-place prizewinner with the third-highest scored essay will receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining 17 runner-up prizewinners will each receive a scholarship of $2,000. NSSF will notify the winners by email and then list the recipients on its website after their acceptance.

For more information about the NSSF Patron Member Scholarship Program, please contact Tammy McIntyre, Manager, Member Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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