Tryon Riding & Hunt Club continues tradition of awarding scholarships
Published 9:45 am Thursday, March 24, 2022
The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC) announces that it will be awarding college scholarships totaling $6,500 in 2022. Applications are due by April 15.
The availability of these scholarships is a long-standing tradition that is in keeping with the Club’s core values of philanthropy and service to the community while preserving and enhancing its equestrian heritage. “The scholarship program supports local students as they further their education,” says TR&HC President Angie Millon. “And it does so in a way that incorporates the student’s role in sustaining the local equestrian community. We are ready to be inspired by the 2022 applicants.”
Successful scholarship applicants will be from Polk, Henderson, Rutherfordton, Spartanburg or Greenville counties. Both graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university are invited to apply, with preference given to those graduating from high school.
The amount of the scholarship award may vary but will be at least $500. Successful applicants will be a member of a recognized local or national equestrian organization or they may be actively participating in the equine industry in our area. Financial need is also a consideration.
An applicant’s volunteer efforts will also be reviewed, and awardees may be asked to volunteer at a 2022 event. Applicants may not be related to any current member of the TR&HC Board of Directors or employed by TR&HC.
The application is available at tryonridingandhuntclub.org. As part of the process, a financial need statement and interview may be requested. Awards will be announced in May.
Submitted by Leigh Borreson