Ariat Champion Scholarships

Champion Scholarships

Last updated 8/31/2019


Equine Service Academic Scholarships
The $1,000 Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarship will be awarded in 2020 based on the volunteer service performed by Champions in the 2019 calendar year to assist Champions in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate studies; the number of scholarships to be awarded annually is subject to funds available.

Individuals applying for the Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarships must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and will be required to submit their most current grade transcript from the high school, college, or graduate school the individual is attending as part of the application.

For those recipients of Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarships, upon submission of proof of college admission/enrollment by the scholarship recipient, the EQUUS Foundation will disburse the $1,000 to the educational institution of the recipient. Eligible educational institutions include colleges, universities, trade schools, and vocational schools with an IRS 501c3 tax exempt status.

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Applicants are limited to those individuals who:
1) are either in secondary school or in undergraduate or graduate school with at least one semester of post-secondary school remaining as of May 1, 2020.
2) perform a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer community service for an organization or organizations on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network during the calendar year ending December 31, 2019, thereby achieving Champion status as defined by the EQUUS Foundation; such hours to be logged in on the EQUUS Foundation website by December 31, 2019, and such hours to be verified by the organization(s) and the EQUUS Foundation;
3) have a GPA of 3.00 or above.


Alliance Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarship

Alliance

The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to offer the Alliance Academic Scholarship for individuals affiliated with US Equestrian, Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), and/or the United States Pony Clubs (USPC) to further their academic education at the undergraduate or graduate level.

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Applicants are limited to those individuals who:
1) are either in secondary school or in undergraduate or graduate school with at least one semester of post-secondary school remaining as of May 1, 2020.
2) perform a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer community service for an organization or organizations on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network during the calendar year ending December 31, 2019, thereby achieving Champion status as defined by the EQUUS Foundation; such hours to be logged in on the EQUUS Foundation website by December 31, 2019, and such hours to be verified by the organization(s) and the EQUUS Foundation;
3) have a GPA of 3.00 or above;
4) hold a current membership in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) and/or the United States Pony Club (USPC) and are either in secondary school or in undergraduate or graduate school with at least one semester of post-secondary school remaining as of May 1, 2020.


PATH Intl. Champion of Equine Service Certification Scholarship

The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to offer the following scholarships in 2020 based on the volunteer service performed by Champions in the 2019 calendar year to assist prospective instructors with the cost of obtaining the PATH Intl. Registered Level Instructor Certification.

PATH International Certification Scholarship

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PATH International Certification Scholarship
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Applicants are limited to those individuals who:
1) meet the criteria to attain the Registered Level Instructor Certification as outlined by PATH International;
2) perform a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer community service for an organization or organizations on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network during the calendar year ending December 31, 2019, thereby achieving Champion status as defined by the EQUUS Foundation; such hours to be logged in on the EQUUS Foundation website by December 31, 2019, and such hours to be verified by the organization(s) and the EQUUS Foundation;
3) have a GPA of 3.00 or above unless the applicant is not currently attending an educational institution or pursuing a Masters or Ph.D.;
4) hold a current membership in PATH International.

Scholarship General Guidelines
Eligibility

Please review specific eligibility requirements for each scholarship.

Rules

1) To participate, the individual must sign up on the Equine Welfare Network.
2) The individual is responsible for logging in the hours volunteered prior to December 31 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time in the calendar year preceding the award of the scholarship.
3) All volunteer hours must be verified by the EQUUS Foundation and the organization(s) for which service was provided. The EQUUS Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any hour(s) deemed questionable.
4) The individual must complete the EQUUS Foundation online application by February 15 in the calendar year in which the scholarship is awarded.
5) Materials submitted as part of the application process become the property of the EQUUS Foundation and will not be returned. The materials will be used as the EQUUS Foundation deems appropriate, and are not subject to any right of confidentiality unless specifically agreed to in writing by the EQUUS Foundation.
6) The individual gives permission to the EQUUS Foundation to ask individuals to review the information provided by the applicant and to the individuals selected to give advice and information to the EQUUS Foundation.
7) A committee selected by the EQUUS Foundation will be responsible for the evaluation of the applications and the selection of the recipient; the number of hours of community service over and above the 24-hour minimum requirement and the impact of the community service will be taken into consideration in the selection process.
8) The recipient will be notified by the EQUUS Foundation on or before May 1 in the calendar year in which the scholarship is awarded.
9) The recipient agrees to allow the EQUUS Foundation the right to publicize the recipient’s name on its website, and in email communications and printed materials.
10) The recipient will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.
11) The EQUUS Foundation is under no obligation to fund or otherwise have a future relationship with any applicant or recipient.
12) Other guidelines may apply for Alliance scholarships. Please review the details associated with each Alliance Scholarship by clicking on the name of the specific Alliance scholarship.