$5,000 Diversity Scholarship Applications Due on July 17

 

Randy Ward and Grando. Photo by Jenni Autry.

“We as a horse community need to grow, to reach new audiences and to introduce another generation of riders to keep our sport going strong. A diverse equestrian community is a strong equestrian community, and it’s time to open the doors of opportunity to all.” — former Horse Nation editor Kristen Kovatch

The application deadline for Nation Media’s 1st Annual Diversity Scholarship, now representing a fund of $5,000 thanks to the generosity of donors, has been extended by one week to Friday, July 17.

It is the mission of this Scholarship to call for, encourage, elevate and immediately give a platform to minority voices in a space where they are underrepresented. The funds, which we hope will give some deserving riders a leg-up, will be allocated by consensus of a diverse committee.

Applicants are invited to submit, via essay or video, a contribution to the discussion of diversity and inclusion in equestrian sport. There is no word minimum or maximum. This is your space to use however you wish, and we are listening.

All minority equestrians of all disciplines are invited to apply. The Scholarship may be used any in way that the recipient desires to further their riding career, be it educational opportunities, competition entry fees or equipment/tack.

Please submit entries to [email protected] The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday, July 17, 2020. After the Scholarship recipients have been announced, we will be honored to share applicant contributions on EN throughout the summer with permission.

We at Nation Media submit this Scholarship as a small contribution toward real change, with much more work still to be done in the future. Go Diversity. Go Eventing!

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