Ready to Start Your Collegiate Archery Experience?

USA Archery’s Collegiate Archery Program is a program of USA Archery for students enrolled in a college or university. Eligible participants can enjoy the sport recreationally or actively prepare for local, regional, national and international collegiate archery events.

Nationwide, many schools offer archery programs as a varsity sport, official university club, or student organization on campus. USA Archery also offers opportunities for archers to compete individually in the Collegiate Archery Program if your school does not have a team, and they are there to help you if you would like to start building a team. The Collegiate Archery Program offers barebow, recurve, compound and bowhunter divisions.

2020 S3DA Vegas Invitational Senior Class

S3DA is active in over 43 states and continuing growth at an unprecedented rate!  As memberships continue to rise, events continue to grow at the local, regional, state and national level.  For the first time ever, S3DA will host a western and eastern national series for a total of 7 National Events for the 2020 season.

College Scholarships will be presented at ALL National Events and they may be presented at regional and state events. Please see the list below of COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES that offer COLLEGIATE ARCHERY SCHOLARSHIPS:

Name of School State Head Coach Head Coach E-mail Phone
Bethel University – Archery TN Kenny Louden (731) 697-3563
Blue Mountain College MS Trey Humphreys (662) 507-2080
Campbellsville University KY Shawn Canada (270) 849-4307
Columbia University-Archery NY Derek Davis (212) 854-5156
Connors State College Archery Team OK (918) 463-6320
Emmanuel College Archery GA John Winchester (407) 276-5190
Georgetown College KY Ed McKinney
Hocking College Archery OH Rodney Estrada (740) 753-6076
Kentucky Christian University KY Mark Whitt (606) 465-4471
Lindsey Wilson College KY Mark Elam (270) 384-8190
Midway University KY Stacy Riddle (859) 846-5470
Mount Marty College SD Josahan Jaime-Sambrano (760) 275-5096
Rend Lake College Archery Team IL Donnie Millenbine (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1319
Southeastern Illinois College Archery Team IL Alli Armstrong (618) 252-5400 Ext. 2104
Union College KY Cody Kirby (606) 546-1631
University of Montevallo AL (205) 665-6226
University of Pikeville KY Shane Hurt (606) 616-1290
University of the Cumberlands KY Kris Strebeck (606) 539-4437
Wabash Valley College IL Earl Lawrence (618) 262-1603
William Carey University MS Johnnie Stinson (601) 318-6349

Archery College Scholarships

There are a number of archery scholarships now handed out by various schools and private organizations. There are at least three areas of special interest pertaining to the art of shooting a bow: it is viewed as a competitive sport, as a style of hunting, and also as a traditional woodsman’s skill, part of the Native American legacy.

For more information on scholarship organizations, please click on the links provided below. 

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), is once again offering a scholarship program to reward deserving, graduation seniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with needed college assistance. The main objective is to award as many scholarships as possible to qualifying SCTP / SASP graduating seniors. Applicants MUST BE a current and paid member of the SCTP or SASP national organization at the time of application submission and a graduating senior within the year of the awarded scholarship. Awardees must be registered for college before the scholarship is awarded in the same year.

Program Requirements:
Good academic standing.
• Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average through the most recent grading period ending on or before April 1, 2020.

Pursuit of a college education.
• Each prospective recipient must be registered as a full-time college student before the scholarship is awarded and must provide the name of the post-secondary college or community/ junior college to receive the scholarship proceeds. Each scholarship check will be mailed to the appropriate college in the student’s name by October 1, 2020. The scholarship funds are to be used for tuition. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

Needs-based awardees.
• Applicants may not be in receipt of any “full” scholarship funds in order to qualify (i.e., athletics, military academy, academic, etc.).

Shooting Sports Athlete.
• Applicants must have participated during 2019-2020 in one of their SCTP / SASP State Championships, National Championships, or regional events in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Olympic Bunker, Olympic Skeet Championships; Pistol or Rifle.

Download SSSF Scholarship Program Application Here (PDF)


There is grants that are available to individual S3DA™ States.  If you need any kind of information pertaining to grants with S3DA™, please contact:

Amanda Long
Phone: (606) 524-3685