The National Field Archery Association and National Field Archery Association Foundation offer several scholarship opportunities aimed at furthering the education of junior archers.

NFAA SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The National Field Archery Association is committed to shaping the future of archery by investing in talented individuals and providing opportunities for growth. Join us in supporting these scholarship programs and empowering the next generation of archers! If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund, please reach out to info@nfaausa.com.

NFAA PROFESSIONAL DIVISION SCHOLARSHIP

The NFAA Pro Scholarship is funded by the Professional Division membership dues. It is presented annually to one male and one female archer aged between 15 and 18, with each recipient receiving $1000. This scholarship is designed to support high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are actively engaged in competitive archery. Applications will be vetted by the NFAA Executive Secretary for completeness.
Applications in good standing will then be reviewed by a committee that will include the NFAA President, NFAA Pro Chairman, and 3 professional archers selected by the NFAA Pro Chairman.

Application Period 

The application period opens January 1st and closes April 30th. Scholarship winners will be notified by July 30th each year. Funds will be released directly to the institution of higher education once the individual is enrolled.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior.
  • Must be a valid NFAA member.
  • Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Must be an active competitive archer.

Required Submission Materials

  • Personal statement.
  • Shooter résumé, detailing archery involvement at the local and/or state level.
  • Letter outlining community involvement and/or job experience.
  • At least one (1) letter of recommendation.
  • Most recent high school transcript.
  • Current photograph.

Apply for the NFAA Pro Scholarship

2024 NFAA SECTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

In collaboration with the NFAA Foundation, the Sectional Travel Scholarship aims to foster the growth and participation of junior archers in national-level competitions. In 2024, we are thrilled to award $8,000 in travel scholarships to support young talent in archery.

Application Period 

The application period goes from March 1, 2024 through September 2, 2024. Scholarship winners will be announced on November 1, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be between the ages of 8 and 17 as of January 1, 2025.
  • Must participate in NFAA State and/or Sectional Championship event(s) in 2024.
  • Must be a valid NFAA member.
  • Professional archers are not eligible.

Required Submission Materials

  • 200-500 word essay on the 2025 NFAA or NFAAF events participant would like to attend.
  • List of archery events attended in 2024.
  • Current photograph.

Usage of the Travel Scholarship

The travel scholarship is a stipend to cover the entry fee and travel expenses (e.g. travel, accommodations, meals) incurred by the athlete during one of the eligible tournaments. A reimbursement form with specific details and per diem limits will be provided to the winners. Receipts will be required for reimbursement. Payment will be provided after the event's conclusion. Both the travel scholarship and the entry fee must be used at the same NFAA or NFAA Foundation event. If archers are 18 or older at the time of event registration, they will receive a discounted adult entry fee. 
Eligible events: Rushmore Rumble, The Vegas Shoot, NFAA Indoor National Championship, NFAA 1-Arrow Marked 3D National Championship (NFAA Portion), First Dakota Classic, NFAA Marked 3D National Championship (NFAA Portion), NFAA Outdoor National Field Championship, & Outdoor National Target Championship. 

Applications for the NFAA Sectional Travel Scholarship will be accepted beginning March 1, 2024

nfaa foundation scholarship opportunities

The NFAA Foundation, in partnership with the Easton Foundation, awards over $40,000 in scholarships each year to junior archer who participate at NFAA Foundation tournaments, such as The Vegas Shoot, the First Dakota Classic, and the Rushmore Rumble. Scholarship funds are released directly to the higher education institution once the archers is enrolled. Funds can be used towards tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for courses of instruction at an accredited postsecondary institution.

Not yet old enough for college or higher education? Not a problem! We track all scholarships until you are ready. The good news is – you have more chances to win scholarships in the future and can add additional winnings towards your scholarship fund.

Attending college or higher education and ready to collect your scholarship? Submit the form below to request your funds. All scholarship payments will be submitted directly to the higher educational institution. Please allow 30 days for processing. 

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