If you are an amateur eventer who could use a little help funding your eventing education, consider applying for a USEA Worth The Trust scholarship.
About the Scholarship: Since 2000 this scholarship, awarded in the amount of $4,000, has provided financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The scholarship can be applied toward a variety of training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.
The scholarship is provided by Joan Iversen Goswell in honor of her horse, Worth the Trust, who won the Kentucky Three-Day Event in 1997 with Karen O’Connor.
Eligibility: The scholarship is available to riders 16 years old or older as of Jan. 1, 2022 who have declared amateur status with the USEA. Applicants must complete 10 hours of volunteer work with a national or local charitable organization, any minority/disadvantaged group, or local eventing association or horse trials.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit an essay explaining why the scholarship is important to him or her, how they intend to use the funds, and their riding and competing experiences. The deadline for applications is Oct. 4, 2021. Applications are available here.
The recipient of the scholarship will be announced in December at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Contact Nancy Knight for more information at (703) 669-9997 or [email protected]