Each year the CHJA Scholarship Fund awards two scholarships, a Champion and a Reserve Champion. The CHJA Scholarship fund exists due to the generosity of all who have contributed. Since the inception of the fund in 1989, we have awarded over $70,000 to CHJA members for their secondary education based on academic performance, character references, and teacher recommendations.
Congratulations to the 2012 CHJA Scholarship Recipients!
"Riding helps to inspire us in more ways than we realize, and often our most valuable friends stand on four hooves instead of two feet."
Jennifer Weisenburger is a junior at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont. Among her many activities and responsibilities, she serves as Vice-President of the school's equestrian team, Secretary of the Phi Beta Sigma Honors Society, and volunteer driver for Safe Ride on campus. She also is an intern at the campus wellness center, all the while maintaining her Dean's List status at the school. Her teachers, advisors, and supervisors consistently praise Jennifer for her leadership, dedication to serving others in her community, and her deep interest in helping others around the world. Jennifer's dream is to become a pediatrician. She advises young riders that following your passion all that you care about most, including horses, can help keep us grounded and provide strength to cope with our most difficult challenges.
Reserve Champion $2,000 Scholarship
"I appreciate and respect all the trainers I have learned from and I take with me a piece of knowledge from each and every one of them. I am blessed with parents who have never said no to my dreams."
Paige Humphrey is a senior at Bacon Academy, where she has challenged herself with honors and advanced placement courses while maintaining a busy riding schedule as a working student at Hidden Brook Stables in Lebanon, CT. She intends to study Equine Business Management' going on to pursue a masters degree, focusing on equine rehabilitation. Patience is the most important life-long benefit she feels she has gained from the experience of her riding years. She advises young riders that the rewards are there, for those who build upon "the fundamentals," but that foundation "cannot be achieved without patience!" She expresses a deep gratitude for the steadfast support of her parents and trainers. It is not surprising that teachers praise her for her exceptional maturity!
In order to be considered for the CHJA Scholarship Awards, completed applications must be received by November 1.
Click on Scholarship Application to the right to view and print the CHJA Scholarship Application and Instructions.
If you have any questions email Jane Miller at jcm4448@hotmail or call her directly at 860-844-8506. Applicants must be active CHJA members.