2021 Athlete Endowment Application is Live!

Colorado Springs, Colorado

2021 Colonel D.D. Behrens Athlete Endowment Grant Application is now available!  PDF | Word


The Athlete Endowment will award athletes with grants to help cover training, competition expenses, equipment, ammunition, and travel. 

Past recipients of the Grant include: 2016 Olympic champion Ginny Thrasher, and 2020 Olympians Will Shaner, Mary Tucker, Austen Smith, Ali Weisz, and Maddy Bernau.

Read more about the Athlete Endowment Fund HERE:


The application criteria are as follows: 

  • Demonstrated potential in both skill and commitment are required. 
  • Applicant must be a USA Shooting member.
  • Members of the Junior Olympic Squad (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun) may apply for grants. 
  • Members of the USA Shooting Team who are already receiving financial assistance are not eligible for endowment grants. 



  • The grant application will be accepted in two phases: 
  • First phase applications need to be submitted no later than April 30, 2021 
  • Second phrase applications should be submitted by July 15, 2021 (Those who do not receive a grant in the first phase will be automatically added to the candidate pool for the second phase) 
  • Please include an athlete headshot with your application. 
  • Any 2020 applicants do not need to resubmit a full application. Instead, please send updated scores from the time you applied. 
  • Please save your application as a PDF and titled Athlete Endowment Grant Application – Last Name, First Name 
  • Send applications via email to (If you have any questions, please email


Our sincere appreciation is extended to the Bunker Club for making this grant program possible.