YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
ASHBA Youth Scholarship
Since 1991, the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association has awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarships to youth involved with American Saddlebreds. The purpose of the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association Scholarship program is to provide scholarships to members of the ASHBA, 21 years of age and under, at grade 11 or higher, who demonstrate financial need, participation in ASHBA Youth Programs, a commitment to the American Saddlebred industry, and academic success. Scholarships will be awarded only to applicants on the basis of submitted evidence of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities (including community service), involvement with American Saddlebred horses, and personal references. An interview may also be required.
Each year, the application period is open from April 15 to June 1. The completed application, attached transcripts and tax information are due in the ASHBA office no later than June 1 of the year you wish to receive the scholarship. Letters of reference are due June 15.
Completed scholarship applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
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Stephens College Scholarships
The Stephens College scholarship program (available to High School Juniors and Seniors) was created by Sally Jackson to support students who are committed to continuing their involvement in the American Saddlebred and/or equine industries. These two scholarships are open to high school juniors and seniors and will be awarded to two students who wish to participate in equestrian activities while advancing their education at Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri.
Columbia is the ultimate college town with the University of Missouri just a short walk from the Stephens Campus. Stephens has a first class equestrian facility and program, plus it is unique in it allows you to take your horse, dog, cat or pet to school with you. All applicants must be a competing member in good standing with USEF and their respective breed Affiliate.
Stephens offers a wide variety of degree programs which can be found on their website:
www.Stephens.edu. Also go to Stephens College Equestrian Scholarship.
Melissa Moore Passion for the Breed Scholarships
The Melissa Moore Passion for the Breed Scholarship is used to provide financial assistance for ASHBA and KASPHA members, who are students seeking undergraduate or graduate level education, and have a sincere passion for all aspects of the American Saddlebred breed. The purpose behind this award is to encourage the youth of this industry to seek higher education or training in the hopes that they will use the skills and education achieved with the assistance of this award to benefit the future of the equine industry. Two scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis, one to an ASHBA member and one to a KASPHA member.
To be eligible, applicants must submit evidence of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities (including community service), involvement with American Saddlebred horses, and personal references. An interview may also be required. Further requirements apply for KASPHA members.
Completed applications, attached transcripts and financial information are due in the ASHBA office no later than December 1st. Letters of reference are due by December 15th.
Any inquiries or questions should be directed to ASHBA at 859-259-2742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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