Lexington, Ky.—February 21, 2020—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce that applications are open for zone grants and scholarships, offering more than $60,000 in funding to support members’ aspirations.
Each USHJA Zone Committee establishes grants and scholarships that support the needs of members in their area. Grants and scholarships support members pursuing higher education, participation in the 2020 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, educational clinics in a given zone, and other funding to support members as identified by zone committees.
“We are excited to be able to support our zone members who are working to achieve their goals in the sport and academically,” said USHJA President Mary Babick. “Thank you to our zone committee members for working to identify the needs of members in their areas, and thank you to our members and donors who have made the funding for these grants and scholarships available.”
Educational scholarships available in 2020:
All 12 zones will offer Emerging Athletes Program Grants this year to assist members with attending an EAP Regional Training Session. Some zones will also offer clinic host grants to help offset costs associated with hosting clinics for members.
Members may access the grants and scholarships by visiting ushja.org/zones, selecting their zone and Grants & Scholarships within the drop-down menu.
Grants and scholarships are available to all members who hold a current paid membership (excludes free Outreach memberships) with the USHJA. Individual grant or scholarship criteria are outlined in the application.
The deadline to apply for a zone grant for the 2019 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program is April 1. The deadline to apply for Zone scholarships and academic grants is May 1, and grants to support hosting educational clinics close October 2.
These zone grants and scholarships are offered in addition to various opportunities available through the USHJA, which include the $25,000 Hamel Scholarship for Further Education, Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, JT Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant, and emergency assistance available through the Horseman’s Assistance Fund.
For more information about grants, scholarships and other opportunities available through the USHJA, visit ushja.org.