Eligibility: The applicant must be a high school senior or recent graduate. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, community service, involvement with Hackney Horses and the letters of recommendation.
How to apply: Applications are available online and include a personal essay, an official transcript and three letters of recommendation. A personal interview may also be required.
4059 Iron Works Parkway A-3 Lexington, KY 40511-8462
Eligibility: Applicants must be participants in the College Preparatory Invitational, be students in grades 8 through 12, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have served a minimum of 36 hours of community service within the last 16 months. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant with the highest number of community hours served.
How to apply: To apply, send a letter with the organization's letterhead documenting service hours performed, a copy of the IRS letter of recognition of exemption of the organization and current school transcript via certified mail.
Eligibility: Applicants must participate in the College Preparatory Invitational and be students in grades 8 through 12. Selection is based on the style, grammar, spelling and creativity of a personal essay.
Eligibility: Applicants must be participants in the College Preparatory Invitational and be students in grades 8 through 12. Students will take an online test on horsemanship, and the top five will be invited to take a written exam during the invitational.
How to apply: Applicants are required to take an online test on a given date. Information is available online regarding a link to the exam.
Eligibility: Students must demonstrate financial need, and must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) in an undergraduate program. Applicants must submit an essay and two letters of reference.
February 1; February 28; March 1; March 5; March 15
Sponsor: Interscholastic Equestrian Association
Eligibility: Students must be active participants in an IEA zone, display outstanding sportsmanship, maintain academic excellence and portray and overall role model to the IEA membership. Each zone has varied selection criteria.
How to apply: All zone applications are available online. Most zones require letters of recommendation, high school transcript and an essay.
Eligibility: Students must earn a Sportsmanship Award at a local, regional or zone IEA competition during the school year and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, equestrian participation and characteristics that portray good sportsmanship and a role model.
How to apply: Riders who have earned a Sportsmanship Award at a lower level will be given an application for the national award. The application includes a 250-word essay, personal resume, copy of official transcript and three letters of recommendation.
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least a high school senior and be planning to enroll as a full-time student or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at their selected college, university or trade school. Students must have participated in a Harness Horse Youth Foundation program to include the following events: Harness Racing Youth League event, Family Weekend and/or Leadership Program from 1999 to present.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, financial information and an essay are required.