About the Lendon Gray Scholarships
To be eligible for most of these programs, applicants must be 25 or under and have either participated in a Dressage4Kids, Inc. program or assisted with a D4K program as a volunteer. Dressage4Kids Programs include the Youth Dressage Festival, the Weekend Equestrian Program, the various TEAM programs (TEAM clinics, the WIT program, or the Horsemastership Clinics). All applicants must be actively pursuing a specific goal, and be able to demonstrate ability commensurate with stated objectives. The scholarship monies must be used for specific educational expense that may include, but are not limited to: seminars, workshops, clinics, lessons and training programs. Programs must have a stated objective, a defined beginning and end, and must be for the specific purpose of advancing the individual’s horsemanship skills, knowledge or experience.
Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the individual in the event of a successful application, expected educational expense budget and a signed Letter of Agreement. Any money awarded but not spent to achieve the goal outlined in the application must be returned to Dressage4Kids, Inc. Scholarship awards generally range from $100 to $500 but may be more generous, depending on funds available and the applicant’s goals. The Committee reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships granted to one recipient in any given year.
The Scholarship Committee expects scholarship recipients to give back to D4K programs commensurate with their knowledge and experience. By accepting scholarships, recipients must agree to volunteer their time and/or expertise in some way that will benefit or enhance D4K programs as a whole. Some ways that members give back for their scholarship awards include assisting at the various programs, conducting clinics, organizing a clinic or a fundraising event for scholarships, judging, writing an article, and/or being available for publicity, photos, etc.
All scholarship recipients will be required to write a report sharing what they have learned or accomplished in the form of a letter, journal or diary. Photographs may be included. The report will be kept by the Committee, shared with local organizations if applicable, and may be used for publicity purposes to advance the overall awards program.
All decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final.
Apply for a Lendon Gray Scholarship
Include one letter of recommendation. If you have received a D4K scholarship in the past, no new letter of recommendation is required. Include flyers or informational brochures on the program, if available. Send to Ann Pereira at Annper1@aol.com.
Fill in the rest of the application using the fillable form fields below. All form fields are required. Incomplete forms will not be processed.