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Serving the Pennsylvania Horse Industry Since 1988.

SCHOLARSHIP

Apply for the Pennsylvania Equine Council Scholarship

  • One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the
    2016-2017 academic year
  • Must have a current individual or family membership in the Pennsylvania Equine Council (by Jan 31st of the application year).
  • Applicants must have been accepted to a college, university, community college, vocational institute or institute of higher learning (any academic program).
  • Deadline for application is June 1. 
  • Applicants should be active participants in the equine industry and committed to future involvement in the industry.
  • Applicants must meet criteria for applying. 
Contact hmckernan10@gmail.com for application

Guidelines & Information for Applicants


Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a current individual or family membership in the Pennsylvania Equine Council (PEC) as of January 31st.
  • Applicants must have been accepted to a college, university, community college, vocational institute or institute of higher learning (any academic program).
  • Applicants should be active participants in the equine industry and committed to future involvement in the industry.

Application Process

  • The application, guidelines and selection criteria are available from:
  • Scholarship Committee: hmckernan10@gmail.com
  • Any PEC Board of Director - listed on the web site http://pennsylvaniaequinecouncil.org/officers.php  can assist you in locating an application
  • Applications must be received by June 1.
  • Submission of application by e-mail is preferable.  Mailed applications must be mailed to the address included on application page.
  • The completed application must include:
  • Application (three pages) Includes contact information, participation in activities/organizations, and personal statement topic (about influence of equine activities on career goals. (no more than 500 words)
  • Three letters of reference. Letters must include the contact information of the reference person and signature: (Please avoid using references from relatives)
  • Two from an adult or equine industry professional (Examples: adult leader, PEC member, trainer, etc.)
  • One from a community leader (Examples: 4-H leader, teacher, pastor, coach, etc.)
  • Letter of acceptance from college, university, community college, etc. and/or current year billing statement (must include applicant’s name and institution’s name and address)
  • Interviews maybe conducted for top candidates (by phone or in person).

Selection Criteria


Applicants will be evaluated on: participation in PEC programs/activities, involvement in equine organizations/activities, personal statement, application form, reference letters, community service and interview (if conducted).
See score sheet for details.

Selection Process

  • A panel of volunteer judges will be responsible for selecting award recipients.
  • Judges will be selected by the Youth Committee and will include persons representing a variety of equine disciplines and backgrounds.
  • Judges will score and rank applicants according to stated criteria. Highest scoring applicant will be awarded the scholarship.
  • Applicants must receive a minimum score of 85 points to be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Incomplete applications or applications lacking all requested items will not be eligible for consideration.

Award Amount

  • Funding for the scholarship varies from year to year and is contingent upon availability of funds. The amount available will be determined by the PEC Board with a minimum amount of $500. 

Award Presentation

  • Award to be presented at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo or other designated PEC event with the scholarship recipients receiving a certificate and congratulatory letter.
  • The scholarship check will be presented to the winner after submission of his/her semester grades of at least a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and proof of enrollment for the next semester (send an official copy of selected class schedule for the upcoming semester). 
  • The scholarship check will be made out to the applicant.

 

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