Scholarship Info

We offer numerous scholarships for our junior and adult members. 

Scholarships

College Education Scholarship

 

This scholarship is open to all undergraduate college students or in-coming freshman attending an accredited institution. Any major is acceptable for application. Applicant must have a minimum of 9 credits per semester. Application for scholarship funds can be made each year of the candidate’s study. It is possible for a candidate to be awarded a scholarship during more than one academic year. This scholarship can be used only for tuition, books or other academic expenses.

Application Requirements

Equine Education Scholarship

 

This scholarship is open to all junior WHVPHA members who have shown an interest and good sportsmanship in any aspect of the horse industry. A candidate may apply for this scholarship to help with any type of equine related activity that will educationally benefit the candidate. Candidate maybe nominated by another WHVPHA member.

Application Requirements

College Equine Scholarship

 

This scholarship is open to all junior WHVPHA members who have shown an interest and good sportsmanship in any aspect of the horse industry. A candidate may apply for this scholarship to help with any type of equine related activity that will educationally benefit the candidate. Candidate maybe nominated by another WHVPHA member.

Application Requirements
Nomination Requirements

The Scholarship is to be awarded to a member that you feel exemplifies a “TRUE HORSEMAN”. It is someone who pursues this sport for the love of the horse and only the passion for the animal. This person goes above and beyond for the care of his or her horse, or others’ horses; is a source of positive energy in the barn; and would sacrifice for the well being of the animal. Financial need is not a necessary component for eligibility, although it may factor in when deciding the recipient.

Founding Members Memorial Scholarship

In Memory of John Anello and Bonny Lass

Past Scholarship Recipients

2019 Winners

 

Lauren Johns - College Education Scholarship
Leah Paz - Equine Education Scholarship
Anna McPherson - College Educations Scholarship

Alyssa Dorfman - Bonny Lass Memorial Scholarship

Recipients of Scholarships must fill out this form

Recipients Highlights

Kimberly Pokstis- College Education Scholarship

"I was awarded the College Education Scholarship for the 2017 season, as a freshman at Stony Brook University. The scholarship will supplement my education as I study as a biology major on the Pre-Med track. I am incredibly grateful to the Western Hudson Valley PHA for providing scholarships such as this one that allow local riders to do more than their own financial abilities allow." -Kimberly

Alyssa Dorfman- Bonny Lass Memorial Scholarship

"Receiving the Bonnie Lass Scholarship Award was so special to me. I was lucky enough to have known Bonnie and she was always the epitome of horsemanship. To have been recognized in her name was an honor. I do the things I do because of my love for horses and my love for the sport. To have that be recognized by my trainers, when I thought no one was watching, was more meaningful than I can put into words. Receiving this award only gives  me more motivation and ambition to continue bringing positivity to the sport and to others." -Alyssa