CPI Essay Award

Scholarship Provided by : College Preparatory Invitational

Scholarship Amount

$500 USD

Application Deadline

January 08, 2016


$500 to the winning essay. The award will be paid to a college, university, trade school or vocational school. Upon enrollment to any of these post-secondary educational schools, a written request from the award winner must be made for payment to the designated school.


Riders in grades 9 – 12 entered to participate in the CPI Horse Show and/or the Jr. Equestrian Festival Horse Show. In order to award the scholarship, there must be a minimum of(10) entries in the award contest.

CPI California Horse Show Topic:Discuss what your equestrian training has taught you and how these values have been manifested both inside and outside of the show ring.

Essay submissions will be judged on style, grammar, spelling, and creativity. The judging committee is comprised of professors, school administrators and business professionals. Essays are evaluated in a blind three-round judging process. Winners' names are unknown to the judges until after the contest results are finalized.


To avoid disqualification, essays must include a cover sheet that includes

Name and Address
Email address (parent or rider)
Your current grade level
DO NOT put your name on any of the pages of the essay, only on the cover sheet; your essay will be disqualified if your name is on any other page
Essay must be no fewer than 700 and no more than 2,000 words in length, and double-spaced.
Essay must be submitted through the link on this webpage as a WORD file by and must be received by the following deadlines:

CPI California Horse Show participants must submit by January 8, 2016 no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
Essay must be the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification from ALL CPI scholarship contents.
Decisions of the judges are final.
All entries become the property of the CPI and will not be returned.
Winner will be notified at the end of the horse show.
Contest winner agrees to allow the CPI to post his or her name on any of the CPI's affiliated websites.
Winner will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.
Scholarships must be claimed within 5 Years of completion of high school.

Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American

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