Sponsored by ASPC, Inc., Youth Committee
Possible three scholarships to be awarded each year - one ASPC, one AMHR and one ASPR scholarship. Applications must be made by a current member or past youth member with a current adult membership (must by in Jr. High/Middle School or older and not exceed 21 years of age). Former Youth member must be currently enrolled in higher education and a current adult member of ASPC/AMHR. Members may only win each scholarship once and only one in a current year. The scholarship, in the amount of $1500, is to be used to continue education. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or any other educational expenses. Youth Committee chair and the Youth Committee Member in charge of Youth Scholarships will select knowledgeable outside judges to review the applicant's essays and choose the winners. Priority will be given to those planning to pursue education in an equine related field and to those already accepted to higher education. Spelling, grammar, neatness and actual content of the essay will be factors in the selection process. These funds will be paid directly to the school upon reciept of verification of enrollment. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by the National Office for necessary information and the official presentation, if winners are able to attend, will be at the banquet at the National Convention.
How to Apply:
Submit a completed Awards Cover Sheet and essay by June 1st. The essay should discuss your involvement with the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., and how this involvement and your love of Shetland/Miniatures have impacted your life. Also include how you plan to stay involved in the equine industry. Three character references will need to be provided along wtih the completed Cover Sheet and essay. See the Cover Sheet for more information. Application cover sheet and essay must be mailed (or emailed) to the National Office and postmarked on or before June 1 of current year.
NOTE: Please send letters of reference with the application, not just the name and contact information. The Youth Committee will not directly contact references on your behalf for consideration of this award. Essay must be typed for ease of reading.