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Youth Activities + Scholarship Opportunities

Youth Activities + Scholarships
NEMHA Scholarship ~ Deadline June 1st!!

Scholarship Qualifications:
1. You must be a current member of New England Morgan Horse Association.
2. You must be actively involved with Morgan Horses.
3. You must be attending college, a vocational/trade school or an apprentice program in the fall.
4. Please complete application (Link below) and include two letters of recommendation – one must be a NEMHA member.
5. If selected, proof of admission to a program or to a fall semester must be given before any money is awarded.
6. You may only win this award once.

The 2024 NEMHA Scholarship has up to $5000.00 available in the budget. Awardee(s) are to receive no less than $1000.00. Funds may be distributed to one or more recipients at the discretion of the NEMHA Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship Winner will be announced and presented at the New England Morgan Horse Show during the Youth Contest Awards Banquet!

Please mail to: 

Maura Sweeney-Reeve
80 Cherry St.
Middleboro, MA 02346

Link to Maura Sweeney-Reeve/s Email address

$10,000.00 Educational Scholarships!

Applicants must:

  • be a high school senior or college freshman.
  • be a junior member, associate member, or child of an active Chapter 14 member; and
  • submit an application by April 12, 2024

UPHA Chapter 14 includes all of the New England States and New York. If you would like to apply, email Amy Champion.

Contact: Amy Champion

Ken Logan Scholarship

Amount: $2,500.00

Open To: Sophmores, Juniors, and Seniors in the Equestrian Program at William Woods University

Contact: John Lampropoulos

UPHA Chapter 14 Parkman Family Foundation Judging Education Scholarship

Amount: 2 @ $2,500.00

Open To:  UPHA Chapter 14 Associate and Professional Members who have been members for 3 or more years

Contact: John Lampropoulos

USEF Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship for graduating High School Seniors

US Equestrian offers five $1,000 scholarships for High School Seniors preparing to enter a College or University. Scholarship funds are provided to students interested in furthering his or her equestrian knowledge and skills throughout college. Applicants must continue to be involved in equestrian related experiences throughout college to be considered. This can be through an equestrian-related degree or classes, participation in an intercollegiate equestrian team or club, an equestrian related internship, job, volunteer work, or any other proven commitment to continued involvement and education in equestrian sport. Scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the recipient’s educational institution.

Students must be active competing or subscribing members of USEF and preparing to enter a college or university in the fall of the current competition year. An essay, at least one reference from an individual within the horse industry, and a completed application are required. Scholarship applications are available in the “Applications” section below. To be considered for this scholarships, a completed application along with the required materials must be submited to the USEF office on or before the July 31st deadline.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Emily McSweeney at

Mass Morgan Anna Ela Memorial Scholarship

2022 Massachusetts Morgan Horse Association Anna Ela Memorial Scholarship To be considered for this scholarship you must:

1. Be a member of the Massachusetts Morgan Horse Association

2. Complete and submit an application by July 31, 2022

3. Enclose proof (copies of documents are acceptable) of your acceptance to a program of continuing education you will attend during the 2022/2023 academic year

4. Include two letters of recommendation; one must be from an MMHA member

5. Never have been previously awarded the Mass Morgan Scholarship

To receive or submit an application, please contact: Sue Galvin 816 Lyon Street Ludlow, MA 01056 413-547-0303 Or visit to download an application


Connecticut Morgan Horse Association Scholarships:

CT Scholarship Info Click Here


Vermont Morgan Horse Association

W. Lyman Orcutt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application

VT Scholarship Application Click Here


The primary goals of the US Equestrian National Youth Sportsman’s Award is to identify future leaders within the equine industry from across all breeds and disciplines and distinguish outstanding youth for their achievements.

Individuals 17 or younger, as of December 1 of the current competition year, who are active members in good standing with US Equestrian and their Recognized National Affiliate are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, serve as a positive role model for peers, and exhibit characteristics that exemplify positive sportsmanship principles. Community involvement in equestrian activities as well as involvement at any level of competition (Local, Regional, or National) are additional requirements applicants must meet.

The overall winner of the US Equestrian National Youth Sportsman Award receives a commemorative trophy, $1,000 grant payable to the educational program of choice. The reserve winner receives a $500 grant payable to the educational program of choice.

The application process runs from May 1st- August 15th of each year. Completed applications should be submitted to the appropriate US Equestrian Recognized National Affiliate. Please refer to the National Youth Sportsman’s Award Guidelines document for more detailed information.