Scholarships at TTSC

The Tucson Trap and Skeet Club’s Youth Fund is proud to announce the two recipients of our (2) $5,000.00 scholarships for 2017. This is the first year for this scholarship and we hope to be able to continue this every year.

This Scholarship Fund was set up for the purpose of keeping Arizona Students who are also shotgun competitors in Arizona Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools.
This Scholarship Fund is made possible by donations to our trust account at the Midway USA Foundation from which we can receive 5% per year forever.

For donations to our trust account please contact the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club or go to The Midway USA Foundation web site and donate directly to our account (The Tucson Trap and Skeet Youth Shooting Program). There are several ways to donate, so please help to insure that we can keep the scholarship fund solvent and help more of Arizona’s youth continue to shoot while still getting a higher education.



The First $5,000.00 Scholarship will be awarded to Joseph G. Witty from Dewey Arizona.

Joe WittyJoe graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School with a Silver Diploma and as a Honor Roll member for 2 years. He was also a LINK Member that mentored incoming freshmen in High School.

Joe is currently attending Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona in pursuit of a business degree that he will complete at Arizona State University.

Joe has held a full time job for the last three years besides going to school and becoming one of the top shotgun competitors in the nation.

Joe currently is on the NRA All Scholastic National Team for American and International Skeet (The only athlete in the nation on both teams), He is also on the Arizona State Skeet Association 2016 All State Team with the highest overall average. He was nominated and elected by the membership as the youngest board member in the history of the organization of the Arizona State Skeet Association a position he has held since 2015.

Joe has won 1st place in 17 different competitions in the last 2 years and he did all this while working full time and going to school.

Joe’s Reference letters all state that he is fine dedicated student who is well mannered, well behaved and always willing to help others, he has been instrumental in leading by example while seeking higher standards both himself and his teammates. He shows outstanding character, devotion and motivation in everything he does. His Mathematics Professor at Yavapai College has every confidence that this scholarship will well invested in Joe and not just spent. Joe will be a valuable asset where ever he goes.


The Second $5,000.00 Scholarship will be awarded to Robert Gauthier of Tucson Arizona.
Robert Gauthier

Robert has won numerous academic awards beginning in 2012 to Present:

  • State Champion team 2012 in Robotics
  • World Championship 1st Place Team Research
  • 2013 Gold Edison Award –Student Innovator Award
  • First Tech Challenge Robotics Team
  • Chairman’s Award Team 2015 & 2017
  • Engineering Inspiration Award
  • World Championship FRC Alliance 2017
  • 2016 Honeywell Engineering Problem Solver Award at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy
  • Presidents Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence

Robert was also a member of the Student Council, Academic Decathlon Team and he is the Teaching Assistant for his AP Physics class.

Robert’s shooting career is no less impressive, he has competed and won several local, state and National competitions even though he has only been shooting competitively for the last 5 years.

Robert’s reference letters are full of praise not only for his academic achievements but also for his leadership skills, Integrity, honesty and strength of character. He views failed attempts as opportunities for learning and improving and he embraces challenges with a positive attitude. His Robotics Team “Crush 1011” won the FIRST Robotics 2017 Houston World Championship title, an accomplishment never before attained by a Arizona Team. Robert has been able to work successfully with the younger competitors of his club, he can relate to them in a fun loving and humble approach, all while excelling at his sport.  He is an incredible member of any program he works with.


We here at Tucson Trap and Skeet Club and many others would like to extend our congratulations to these fine two young men, and wish them all the best on their bright futures!