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Youth Scholarship / Adult Educational Grant

The New York State Horse Council (NYSHC) will award two different one thousand ($1,000.00) awards per year! The first award is a Youth Scholarship that will be given to a NYSHC member whose age is 16 to 24 years old within the given year. The second award is an Adult Educational Grant which will be awarded to a NYSHC member whose age is 25 years and older. Both the Youth Scholarship and the Adult Educational Grant will be awarded to a NYSHC member who is attending a collegiate horse related program or a professional certification program (Parelli, John Lyons, farrier, etc.).

Applications Due May 15th of the Current Year. Applicant must be an individual, family, or student member.

They will be evaluated by the NYSHC Scholarship Committee and the recipients of each award will be notified by June 1st of the same year.

Youth Scholarship Application (ages 16 - 24)
Adult Grant Application (ages 25 and up)

Questions? See Contacts - SCHOLARSHIP

Past Winners:
2022 – Pauline Burnes for Adult Scholarship (attended the Annual International Certified Horsemanship Association Conference in Murfreesboro TN, guest speaker, maintained Equine Facilities Manager certification)
2020 - Maggie Herbert for Youth Scholarship / Kathryn Santoro for Adult Grant
2019 - Samantha Crawford for Youth Scholarship / Pauline Burnes for Adult Grant
2018 - No applicants
2017 - Jenniffer Longwell (advance training at The Horsemanship Dentistry School)
2016 - Joseph Slate (Cornell Farrier Program)

Every year the New York State Horse Council honors those in the New York State horse community and equestrian industry who have distinguished themselves as passionate, informed leaders.

We have two award categories: (1) Linda Connors Life Time Achievement Award & Appreciation of Service (2) Horse Person of the Year Award


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