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Previous Scholarship Award Recipients are eligible to apply again!

Each year the Connecticut Hunter Jumper Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. awards two scholarships, a Champion and a Reserve Champion to eligible CHJA Members. Since the inception of the fund in 1992, we have awarded 50 scholarships to CHJA Junior and Amateur Adult members for their secondary education based on academic performance, character references, and teacher recommendations.

  Congratulations to the 2018 CHJA Scholarship Fund Recipients!  

 
 
Champion $3,000 Scholarship
 
Isabelle Hudson
 
 
 
 Isabelle is an honor and advanced placement student with a 4.3 GPA at RHAM High School in Hebron, CT. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. Isabelle’s passion is science and she is also a talented artist and writer. In addition to being captain of Hidden Brook’s IEA team and holding a job to help with her riding expenses, she also volunteers to raise money for hunger within her community. Her teachers speak very highly of her work ethic, dedication, and her determination to succeed while helping others to  do the same. Isabelle hopes to work in the field of ecology or wildlife conservation.

“Through riding, I learned how to be more  confident in myself. I learned the importance  of compassion, patience, responsibility and  determination…most importantly I learned  how to be a strong team leader.”

  Reserve Champion $2000 Scholarship
  
Kayleigh Thewissen

 
 
Kayleigh is a senior at Ledyard High School with an outstanding record of academic achievement in honors courses in the Agri Science and Technology Program. Equine Business Management is her interest and she was accepted early into Johnson and Wales University. Her teachers and counselors describe her as a highly motivated, energetic, compassionate and dedicated student and they praise her versatility, maturity and infectious enthusiasm. She has been a leader in the Future Farmers of America Club for four years earning her State Degree. She currently serves as Vice President and volunteers in many community activities. 

"Riding has given me the tools to propel me through life and develop self efficacy. Being an equestrian has taught me that challenges are meant to be mastered, not feared."
 
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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 Matt Couzens at 
matthewcouzens@sbcglobal.net or call him directly at 860-481-9694

 

 


 

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