Applications are now available for three scholarships offered by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Information on these financial awards is available at http://www.hhyf.org/hhyf-scholarships.
The HHYF scholarships are the Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship, a stipend of up to $15,000, sponsored by Martin Scharf, for children of licensed trainers or caretakers in Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey; the $2,500 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship for students who have demonstrated a passion for harness racing and have financial need; and the $1,500 Sweet Karen Scholarship for alumni of HHYF Summer Programs. For questions please e-mail HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The HHYF website also provides a comprehensive listing of harness racing-related scholarships available through other sources.
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans.
The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go towww.hhyf.org.
Applicants must be pursuing a horse-related career, have financial need, demonstrate scholastic achievements and have experience with horses and harness racing. Applicants must also be at least a high school senior and under the age of 25.