April 12, 2010– Members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association are the future of the sport of Reining. The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) is committed to providing leadership and scholarship opportunities to these youth members. At this time, RHSF is offering $10,500 in academic and need-based scholarships for seven youth members. Plus, NRHyA is adding $2,000 in scholarships for participants in NRHyA?s Varsity Reining Club.
The increase in scholarship awards shows RHSF?s commitment to the future of Reining. RHSF President Frank Costantini says it’s an honor to recognize the hard work of these youth members. ?RHSF is proud to award these scholarships to such outstanding individuals. The youth program of NRHA has made a huge leap forward to really promote the sport among young competitors throughout the world. We hope the scholarship program will help recognize our youth members and all the youth programs NRHA as to offer,? said Costantini.
Scholarship recipients will be determined based on academic achievement, future goals, involvement in NRHyA and NRHA and financial need. An applicant must be a senior in high school planning to pursue an undergraduate degree from a two- or four-year institution or a trade and technical school and be a current NRHA member for at least two years.
Applications are now being accepted for RHSF scholarships. All applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2010. Previous recipients of the RHSF scholarships are eligible to reapply for scholarships until they are 25 years old. The scholarship application may be downloaded at nrhya.com/scholarships.php.
Varsity Reining Club Scholarships
The Varsity Reining Club was established to engage youth members and encourage them to become more active at both the local and national levels. This program offers NRHyA members opportunities to contribute to the youth association in addition to developing valuable life skills that will allow them to be successful contributing members of society. Scholarships will be awarded to Junior Varsity individuals placing 1st through 5th and Varsity individuals placing 1st through 8th.
Get More Information
For more information about the RHSF Scholarship program, go to rhsf.com or nrhya.com. You may also contact the Manager of RHSF & Youth Programs, Brian Bendele at [email protected] (405) 946-7400, ext. 130.