Tryon Riding & Hunt Club accepting applications for educational scholarships

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Tryon Riding and Hunt Club has a longstanding tradition of supporting equine enthusiasts in Polk, Henderson, Rutherfordton, Spartanburg and Greenville counties. This year the organization will continue to offer educational scholarships to equestrian-oriented high school graduating seniors and individuals currently attending an institution of higher learning who seek further individual development through additional educational programs.
Amount of scholarship may vary, but will be no lower than $500.
Recipients of the TR&HC Education Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
• Must be either a graduating senior accepted to a higher educational program or an individual currently entered in a higher educational program. First priority for award selection will be given to high school seniors.
• Must be a member of a local/national equine organization such as the TR&HC, BRHJA, U.S. Pony Club, Tryon Hounds, Green Creek Hounds, USEF or USEA, or must be actively participating in the equine industry in North Carolina Counties of Polk, Hendersonville, Rutherfordton and South Carolina Counties of Spartanburg and Greenville.
• Must complete an application, financial need statement and interview.
• Must not be related to any TR&HC board of directors member, officer or employee.
Applicants demonstrating the greatest financial need will be considered first in the awards process.
Applicants may request an application from the TR&HC office. Applications must be submitted by May 1. Each applicant will be contacted for an interview in late May. The 2012 TR&HC Education Scholarship will be awarded in May.
The scholarship recipient will be encouraged to speak to local civic groups about their award and the benefit equine activities have made in their lives.
– article submitted
by Tryon Riding & Hunt Club

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