Rifle Scholarship FAQ's
Is rifle an NCAA sport?
Rifle is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship limits, so partial awards can be awarded in any proportion as long as they don’t exceed the limit of 3.6 per school. Most rifle teams are coed, although there are some schools with separate men’s & women’s teams.
Do colleges have rifle teams?
There are 2 men’s teams, 9 women’s teams, and 22 mixed/co-ed teams (the number of teams exceeds the number of schools because four schools field two teams)
Who won the NCAA rifle championship?
Kentucky won the 2021 NCAA rifle team championship
The Wildcats edged 2019 champion TCU 4,731 to 4,722 in this year’s overall team scoring.
Where do rifle scholarships come from?
Although there are no officially sponsored NCAA scholarships available for riflery, several private sponsors and donors are very generous in providing high school shooters with college rifle scholarships. Not surprisingly, the top national scholarship for riflery is provided by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA’s Grand Scholarship is valued at $20,000 and is awarded annually at the NRA Youth Education Summit (YES)