Grants & Scholarships

Education

$25,000 HAMEL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR FURTHER EDUCATION
The Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education is made possible by a generous donation from the Kristen and James Hamel Family Foundation. Each year, the USHJA Foundation awards up to $25,000 to be used for college, graduate, trade, or professional school to one USHJA member with three consecutive years of active membership (including the current year) who ranks in the top 20 % of their class with a GPA of 3.5 or better, and meets all other eligibility requirements.

ALVIN TOPPING GOVERNANCE GRANT
Alvin Topping has spent over 50 years in the sport of hunters and jumpers as an owner, trainer, rider and governance volunteer. He has over 40 years of experience in the governance of equestrian sport, serving as a member or chair of several USEF committees and as the founding treasurer of the USHJA, the largest Affiliate of the USEF. The Alvin Topping Governance Grant was established to honor Topping's work in equestrian sport governance, including his commitment to the establishment and success of the USHJA. One $500 grant is awarded annually to assist one USHJA member, 25 years of age or under) with funding to support their attendance at the USHJA or USEF annual meeting.

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USHJA PROGRAM SUPPORT
The USHJA Foundation contributes funds annually to supplement select USHJA programs as well as educational grants and scholarships awarded by the USHJA zones. With the Foundation and zones working together, zones are able to award more substantial grants to their members for programs such as Emerging Athletes Program, Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, Tranier Certification Program, Emerging Jumper/Rider Program & Gold Star Clinics, and other zone-specific grants, scholarships and programs offered.