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New in 2017! Previous Scholarship Award Recipients are eligible to apply again!

Each year the CHJA Scholarship Committee awards two scholarships, a Champion and a Reserve Champion. Since the inception of the fund in 1989, we have awarded over $100,000 to CHJA Junior and Amateur Adult members for their secondary education based on academic performance, character references, and teacher recommendations.

  Congratulations to the 2016 CHJA Scholarship Recipients!
Champion $3,000 Scholarship 
MaryKate Pestana
MaryKate Pestana

National Honor Society Member, IEA ABF Varsity Captain, Captain of Enfield High School's field hockey team, Track and Field athlete, town of Enfield volunteer, owner of MaryKakes cake business, MaryKate Pestana manages to maintain a rigorous high school course load with a GPA over 4.0. It is not surprising that the influencers in her life express confidence that MaryKate will achieve great success in the years ahead. She intends to pursue a medical course of study to become a Physician Assistant. Above all, MaryKate demonstrates profound gratitude for her experiences as an equestrian and aspires to help others appreciate the gift that horses and riding bring to ones life.

“…the value of a thank you is underestimated, 
and true determination is becoming more scarce…
and they are what I believe to be the most valuable 
lessons that can be learned from riding.” MKP

  Reserve Champion $2000 Scholarship  
Lindsay Schauder
Lindsay Schauder

Lindsay is a senior at Greenwich High School with a most distinguished academic record. With a
demanding academic program and rigorous horse show schedule she has worked part time for the last four years at Country Lane Farm. She volunteers at her church, assists with a therapeutic riding program and donates her time to a horse rescue organization as well. Lindsay is involved in her school’s music and drama programs and is a member of the Chorale singing group. She is praised not only for her remarkable academic achievements, but also for her strong sense of commitment, work ethic and her willingness to always lend a hand to anyone that needs it.

“…expect the ups and downs of competition…Support your friends and they will cheer for you
as well. Look out for each other and keep in mind to have fun at the same time.” LS

In order to be considered for the CHJA Scholarship Awards, completed applications must be received by December 1. 

Click on Scholarship Application to the right to view and print the CHJA Scholarship Application and Instructions.

You must renew your membership and be an active CHJA Member before you send the application in!

If you applied in the past and did not receive an award, we encourage you to apply again!

If you have any questions email Jane Miller at
jcm4448@hotmail or call her directly at 860-844-8506. 




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