Tryon Riding & Hunt Club scholarships
Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC) has announced the winners of this year’s TRHC Educational Scholarships:
• Skyler Warren, Polk County Early College graduate
• Julie Mathis, senior at USC Upstate
• Megan Betzel, a rising sophomore at Clemson University
• Ashley Monk, a rising junior at Gardner Webb University
The four students will each receive a portion of monies from the scholarship fund. TR&HC’s scholarship selection committee members said all four winners exemplify the spirit of the award by knowing that equestrian activities teach hard work, dedication, time management, responsibility and teamwork.
The TR&HC scholarship selection committee consists of John Vining, Christina Feagan and Ryan Whitson.
Seven years ago at the urging of TR&HC board member Nancy Z. Wilson, the TR&HC created a scholarship fund for equestrian-oriented graduating seniors and those attending institutions of higher education. All applicants must be involved in equine activities in the Polk County/Upstate region.
This program is in addition to the TR&HC scholarship available through the Polk County Community Foundation, which was awarded this year to Cade Underwood.
The TR&HC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 828-863-0480 or mail donations to: 6985 S. N.C. 9 Hwy., Columbus, N.C. 28722, with “scholarship” marked in the memo line.
– article submitted
by Laura Weicker