Lexington, Ky.—Feb. 12, 2021—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 2021 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, educational clinics in a given zone, and other funding support as identified by zone committees.
“We are excited to be able to support our zone members who are working to achieve their goals,” said USHJA President Mary Knowlton (formerly Babick). “Thank you to our zone committee members for committing to 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 possible.”
Educational scholarships available in 2021:
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 selecting "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 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 national opportunities available through the USHJA, which include the $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education, Gochman Grant for US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, JT Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant, Making A Dream 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