Shoot For The Stars


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CFDA Shoot For The Stars Scholarship Fund:

CFDA Shoot for the Stars Inc. Is a non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of supplying educational opportunities in the form of scholarships to active members of the CFDA between the ages of 17 and 26 years

CFDA Shoot for the Stars Inc. received its tax exempt status in December 2011

Application period for scholarships is January 1st through June 30th of the year in which scholarship is being awarded.  Scholarships will be awarded through the applicant’s college, university, or trade school.  Awards will be announced on the CFDA website and Shoot for the Stars Facebook page on August 1st and in the CFDA Gunfighters Gazette.

Scholarships will automatically be renewed on a year to year basis provided that the recipient maintains a cumulative 2.50 GPA or higher, has presented a letter from a CFDA US Marshall or Regulator that you have attended a sanctioned event or been active throughout the season.  However, the award amount of the renewal will be determined on a competitive basis and the previous-years award amount is not guaranteed.  Scholarships are only good for undergraduate degrees and will not be awarded or extended for post-graduate studies.  Scholarships are for full time students only.

Scholarships awarded through this institution are competitive.  While all applicants will be given the opportunity to compete for an award, the most qualified applicants will receive the highest award.  Maximum current award for the most qualified applicant is $2500.00.  Standard award for students enrolling in accredited post-secondary college or university is $2000.00.  Students choosing to pursue a technical/vocational trade or non-accredited course of study will receive a maximum award for 2 years.

The new rule was implemented in July 2016. All scholarship recipients must be physically active in the sport and not just hold a CFDA membership.  It is also your responsibility to keep up with deadlines, you will not be reminded of them.  This could interfere with your scholarship.

All returners must send a current transcript and letter by June 30 deadline or your scholarship will be revoked.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about this program, please email us at Shoot for the Stars.

Thank you and Good Luck to all applying:

Windmill Kid aka Randy Smith - President

Miss Betty aka Betty Smith - Sec/Tres  432-924-8116

JUNE 30th of each year
To request an application, please email us at:
 Mailing address:
Shoot For The Stars
18013 South County Rd. 1357
Odessa, TX 79766-9434

Board of Directors
Windmill Kid- President                Miss Betty - Secretary/Treasurer
432-664-1913                                 432-924-8116

Gentleman George
Boulder Vaquero
Slow Poke
Quick Cal

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CFDA Shoot for the Stars Recipients
2014 Recipients

ShootforStars Little Gregg Gunner Photo

Austin Brower AKA Little Gregg Gunner is an active member of CFDA badge #1526 and a member of the Powder Horn Ranch Regulators in South Dakota. He graduated in 2013 from Stevens High School in Rapid City South Dakota and received a Shoot for the Stars scholarship last year to help him further his education at the Mitchell Technical Institute where he maintained a 3.9 GPA. This year he was awarded his second scholarship of $2,000.00 to help him in his second year of his higher education.




ShootforStars Saddle Sore Phot

Jake Trautman AKA Saddle Sore is a member of the San Juan Shooitst and an active member of CFDA badge # 1418. He is a 2013 graduate of T F Riggs High School in Pierre South Dakota. He was a 2013 recipient of a Shoot for the Star scholarship last year. He attends the Southwest Technical Institute where he has maintained a 4.0 GPA. He has been involved in the Suicide Prevention Car Show in 2013 and in 2014. He has worked at Sioux Falls Ford from 2013 until May of this year where he is now working full time at Capital Motors in Pierre and also part time at Running Farm and Fleet. He is planning to return to work at Sioux Falls Ford again in August when he returns to school. He has received his second scholarship in the amount $2,000.00 for the 2014 school year.




ShootforStars Levi Garrett Photo

Levi Pumphrey AKA Levi Garrett is a 2014 graduate of Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg Kansas. He maintained a 3.5 GPA where he was involved in 4-H and the Iowa Union 4-H Club for 4 years. He held and officers position almost every year including Vice President and secretary for 2 years. He is active in numerous community activities. He is an active member of CFDA badge #1616 and a member of the Deer Creek Regulators. He will attend Southeast Community College in the fall. He has received a $2,000.00 scholarship.


ShootforStars Sequaro Bloom Photo

Krystal Castell AKA Saguaro Bloom is an active member of CFDA badge #3331 and a member of the Old Pueblo Gunfighters. She is a 2014, graduate of Rincon High School in Tucson, AZ. Where she maintained a 3.39 GPA and was in the top 15 percent of her class. She was very involved with her school and a member of various clubs including student council. She was also involved in 4-H most of her high school years. She learned shortly after becoming involved in Cowboy Fast Draw that it has helped her expand her love of her community, with all the experiences they have taught her something important that will help her become a hard worker and a valuable member of society. She has received a $1,400.00 scholarship to help her in her higher education in Chemistry and Pre-Pharmacy at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

2013 Recipients
ShootforStars 2013One Shot Cody
One Shot Cody - Returning for a 2nd year award was One Shot Cody. Starting his 2nd year at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture he hit it out of the park last year maintaining a 3.27 cumulative grade point average making the members of the Sparks Spurs proud, and making it easy for our evaluation board to give him a nod for a 2nd year.
ShootforStars 2013Cockeye
Cockeye - a member of the Reno Peacemakers, was our highest ranked applicant. He graduated high school having already earned 39 college credit hours at the University of Nevada-Reno, where he is enrolled. He earned several “impressives” and a couple of “wow’s” from our evaluation board.
ShootforStars Little Gregg Gunner Photo
Little Gregg Gunner - a member of the Powderhorn Ranch Regulators. He will be attending the Mitchell Technical Institute.
ShootforStars Saddle Sore Phot
Saddle Sore -will be attending the Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, and is also a member of the Powderhorn Ranch Regulators.
ShootforStars 2013Loto
Loto - was our lady gunfighter, from Middleton Idaho and a member of the Sawtooth Shootist Society. She will be attending the College of Western Idaho in Nampa, Idaho.
2012 Recipients

 CShootforStars 2012OneShotCodyody Luthy aka One Shot Cody

shoots out of the great state ofNebraska, and lives in Sparks.  He is attending the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Beaver Creek Kid calls him a “straight shootin’ cowboy in every sense of the word”. It is our opinion that he will go on to do great things. He was given a $2,000 award, and we look forward to seeing how he does in the Nebraska college system.





ShootforStars 2012Dakota

Dakota Monroe aka Lil’ Sis - shooting out of the great state of Virginia. She is currently attending Virginia Tech and just completed her reign as Miss Rodeo Virginia (2011). She is described as having a very competitive spirit, and brings a smile to the faces of those around her. She was also awarded a $2,000 scholarship, and we are sure she will make a positive impact at her university.
2011 Recipient

ShootforStars 2011Babalooey

Courtney Williams aka Babalooey - Babalooey is the first recipient of the CFDA Shoot For The Stars Scholarship.  She hails from the great state of Arizona and is a member of the CFDA and the Association of Arizona Gunslingers. She is attending college at Chandler-Gilbert Community College where she is pursuing an Associates Degree in Forensics. She then plans on going on to the university to pursue a degree in Psychology.