In conjunction with its purpose to provide educational opportunities to its’ members, Region VII Council is proud to offer a post secondary scholarship. We offer one $500. Scholarship to a student who is pursuing higher education beyond high school.
The objective of the Council is not to act as a club itself, but rather to act as a support group for each of the clubs in Region VII;
•to approve and coordinate Morgan Horse Shows and fairs with Morgan classes that take place within Region VII • to encourage and assist the clubs in promoting the Morgan Horse to the public, especially the Youth, through education as to the history and uses of the Morgan Horse.
If you are pursuing an educational endeavor, we urge you to submit a scholarship application.
The following is a general outline of the program:
1.Two $500 scholarships are available annually, generally one from the North and one from the South. 2.The scholarships will be paid to the recipient within 90 days after the award of the scholarship. 3.The program is open to any man or woman who is seeking higher education with personal dedication to the support of the Morgan Horse. 4.The following will be considered important: •Personal Statement •Activities/Community •Equestrian Related Activities •Academic Achievement •Personal Statement •Letters of Recommendation (2) 5.Selection will be based on academics, community service, leadership, financial needs, and achievement with Morgan Horses. 6.Previous winners are not eligible to participate a second time. 7.Application and two (2) reference letters must be post-marked by December 7, 2006, to be considered for the scholarship, which will be announced at the Region VII Awards Banquet. 8.If no applicant meets the standards as set by the Committee, the scholarship funds will be held within the Golden West Region VII account.
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
Provide a list of honors and distinctions (non-horse related), received both in and out of school.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Describe your extracurricular activities.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OR ACTIVITIES
Describe your Community Service activities and how much time you devote to each activity.
Graduation or intended graduation date:
Your Rank in Class:GPA (based on 4.0):
Are you currently enrolled in a college, university or vocational institution/Other?
If yes, complete the following:
Dated Entered: Classification:
Academic Major/Study Focus:
HORSE RELATED PROFILE
Please provide a typewritten statement on a separate 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper using 12 point, doubled spaced format. Please provide a list of activities in which you have participated including memberships, awards for showing and competition programs and levels of proficiency in USEF, AMHA, USDF, FFA, 4-H Program etc. Explain how your involvement with horses has enhanced or otherwise affected your life.
Provide examples, experiences, etc.
APPLICANT’S PERSONAL STATEMENT
Please provide a typewritten statement on a separate 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper using 12 point, doubled spaced, format. Please provide a written statement describing what this scholarship means to you, what sets you apart from other applicants, and how you will use it to benefit your endeavors.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
List the names and addresses of two personal references a character reference for you. At least one must be a teacher or counselor.
I certify that all of the information on this form is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that the Scholarship Committee will not consider incomplete applications.
_____________________________________________________ Signature of Applicant Date
1.Read the Scholarship Program Information Sheet thoroughly 2.Complete the Application Form 3.Obtain Character letters of two references, one of which must be a teacher or counselor 4.Send the completed application, references, and personal statement, and horse-related profile to: Penny Lakatos ... firstname.lastname@example.org