Shotgun Team Member

Liberty & Learning Youth Conference

Hillsdale College

Rising high school sophomores through seniors age 15 or older are invited to study with Hillsdale College faculty this summer while also taking advantage of the College’s John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center. Students with all levels of firearms experience are welcome.

You’ll study the American Founding and the principles of Constitutional government with an emphasis on the Second Amendment, receive a supervised introduction to shooting sports, and enjoy the beauty of the Hillsdale College campus. By competing in a Constitutional essay contest, you’ll also have an opportunity to win a $3,000 renewable scholarship applicable to future Hillsdale College tuition.

Applications are encouraged no later than April 1, but will be reviewed until the program has reached capacity. In addition to the application online, we’ll ask you to write a short essay, and to submit two letters of recommendation, an official high school transcript, either ACT/CLT/SAT/PLAN/CLT10/PSAT scores (one required) or a graded writing assignment of between two and five pages, and résumé.

The application for 2023 is now closed as all programs have reached capacity

2023 Program Dates

June 19-22, 2023
August 7-10, 2023

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Students who are accepted to the program will be asked to pay a non-refundable $375 program fee to cover transfers from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (if necessary), three daily meals, residence hall lodging, course instruction and materials, and course activities. Shooting equipment will be provided.