Scholarships

One of the primary goals of the Professional Horseman’s Association is education. To achieve this goal the Long Island chapter may offer scholarships to Professional, Associate and Junior members for verified, in-person, full time attendance for undergraduate study at an accredited two or four year institution or trade school. Application for scholarship funds can be made each year of the candidate’s undergraduate study. It is possible for a candidate to be awarded a scholarship during more than one academic year. These scholarship funds can NOT be used to purchase riding equipment, pay for training lessons, entry fees for shows or other show expenses.

 

The total amount of funds available for scholarships will be determined each year by the Treasurer and Finance Committee and approved by a membership vote. The number of scholarships and the amount of each scholarship shall be decided by the Scholarship Committee and be presented to the Chapter’s Board of Directors.

Scholarship Requirements

To qualify for a scholarship a candidate must:

Have been member in good standing for at least two consecutive calendar years. If the second year of membership is the year in which the application is made, the membership dues for that year must be received by the Treasurer prior to February 1st of that year.

    • Submit an application and all required paperwork no later than May 31, 2021.
    • Write an essay, approximately 500 words, explaining why he or she should be awarded a scholarship and how it will further his/her career.
    • Attend three LIPHA meetings during the year.

Applicants must demonstrate proof of involvement with the Long Island Chapter of the PHA or another PHA Chapter, all creative ideas are welcome.

For example:

    • Hold a fundraiser
    • Write an article for publication
    • Volunteer time in the name of the LIPHA
    • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation supporting the candidate’s level of motivation and the probability of success in his/her chosen profession. One letter must be from an academic teacher.
    • Provide transcript of the past semester to the Scholarship Committee by May 31, 2021.
    • Be interviewed in person by the Scholarship Committee, if requested.
    • Provide verification of full time enrollment from your admissions office to an accredited two or four year institution or trade school by September 12th.

National Junior PHA Scholarship

This Scholarship will be awarded to an active member of the Junior PHA. He or she must be one who has shown interest and good sportsmanship in any aspect of the horse industry, and has the ability to benefit from Professional training.

The Award is to be used by said Junior for riding lessons with a Professional Horseman of his choice, providing the Professional is a member in good standing of the PHA.

  • Juniors may nominate any Junior member they feel worthy.
  • Juniors to hand into the Junior Advisor or President a brief resume of the person they are nominating.
  • Nominations will be considered by a committee consisting of the four Junior Officers, two Professionals and two Associates (to include the President and the Junior Advisor); the other two left to the discretion of the President.
  • Each Chapter may nominate one Junior for every twenty-five members or fraction thereof to the National for consideration.
  • The nominations to be sent by November 1st to the National Junior chairman for consideration.
  • Each chapter is encouraged to give a small scholarship to its local nominee if he or she is not the National Winner.

At the National Level, the national judging committee is to include the President, Eastern and Western Vice-Presidents, and the Junior Chairman.

For more information call or write M.J. Mitchell, National Junior Chairman, 914-769-6240

    Past Scholarship Recipients

    2021

    Annie Birmingham
    Jessica Guginsky
    Paisley Narra

    2020

    Annie Birmingham
    Juliana Bowman

    2019

    Annie  Birmingham
    Juliana Bowman
    Amelia Von Korff

    2018

    Annie  Birmingham
    Juliana Bowman
    Kara Bromschwig

    2017

    Samantha Beiter
    Rachel E. Carter
    Ian Jacobitti

    2016

    Samantha Beiter
    Rachel E. Carter
    Ian Jacobitti

    2015

    Ian Jacobitti

    2014

    Hannah Immerman
    Anna O’Connor
    Alexis Scida

    2013

    Alora Corr
    Hannah Immerman

    2012

    Alexa Basile
    Olivia Carey
    Megan Frank
    Danielle Franchi
    Carla Gaynor
    Amanda Horn
    Brittany Matters
    Kerry McGlinchey
    Lauren Soohoo

    2011

    Alexa Basile 
    Olivia Carey
    Megan Frank
    Danielle Franchi
    Carla Gaynor
    Amanda Horn
    Brittany Matters
    Lauren Soohoo
    Heather Spagnoli

    2010

    Amanda Horn
    Carla Gaynor
    Madison McKay
    Olivia Carey
    Allison Haspel
    Jonathan deLeyer Strumph
    Colleen Jaskot
    Courtney Bryggman
    Heather Spagnoli
    Megan Frank
    Cassandra deLeyer Strumph
    JP Roukis

    2009

    Alexa Basile
    Courtney Bryggman
    Megan Frank
    Allison Haspel
    Cory Helfrich
    Colleen Jaskot
    Kristen Zimmerman

    2008

    Zachary Halpern 
    Megan Frank 
    JP Roukis 
    Megan Larkin 
    Erika Dagum

    2007

    Kathryn Bremen
    Cassandra Strumph
    Cara Anastasio
    Ariel Prim

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