A minimum $1000 scholarship awarded annually to a graduating senior wishing to continue his/her education beyond high school.
A minimum $1000 scholarship awarded annually to an adult (i.e., not a graduating senior) wishing to continue his/her adult education.
Applications for each scholarship will be evaluated on the following components. Point values have been assigned to each section. Points are awarded for each section on the basis of content, creativity, grammar, mechanics, and spelling. (Please list all of the following on separate documents.)
Essay Title: Promotion and Support of the Arabian/Half-Arabian/AngloArabian Breed Essays will be critiqued on the following:
*The scholarship committee will critique the essays.
The scholarship committee will review all applications and essays, each member assigning point values listed above. Winner of the scholarship awards will be based upon total point accumulation. In the event of a tie, the scholarship committee reserves the right to select the winner based upon group vote.
Three letters of recommendation including:
All scholarship forms, answers to above questions, essays, and photocopies, must be sent to Dawn Gossler, Chair via email@example.com ON OR BEFORE MAY 1st .
Incomplete applications will NOT be considered
____ Copy of AHA Membership card to verify Region 4 club affiliation
____ Provide contact information
____ Required answers to questions 2 and 3 (on separate documents)
____ 3 letters of recommendation
____ Proof of acceptance to chosen college or university upon request.
The Region 4 Scholarship Foundation was established in 1993 in memory of deceased regional members. A Scholarship Committee was appointed and the first scholarships were awarded in 1995.
These awards – a youth scholarship (for a graduating high school senior) and an adult scholarship (for a post-high school adult) are presented annually to members in good standing of Region 4 clubs who wish to continue their education beyond high school.
The Region 4 Scholarship Committee would like to encourage your contributions. Pledges in any amount from members, clubs, or interested parties will be gratefully accepted. If a total of at least $5,000 is received in memory of a specific person, one of the annual scholarships will bear that person’s name for five or more years. Currently, both scholarships are available for this honor.
For information, application forms or pledge forms, contact any member of the Region 4 Scholarship Committee .
2022 Region 4 $1000.00 Adult Scholarship Award Winner
Kelsie has been riding horses since she was 8 years old. She has competed with her two lovely Arabians: Boxster Flame MV and Torino PGA, Locally, Regionally, and Nationally. Kelsie has continued her academic excellence into her first year of college maintaining a 4.0 GPA as a Chemistry Major at Western Oregon University placing her on the President’s Honor Roll. Kelsie plans to use her Chemistry degree to become a Forensic Chemist. In addition to her studies, Kelsie continues to ride and show while squeezing in time to help mentor other youth in her show-barn family. Her letters of recommendation all mentioned her dedication, drive, and persistence. The Region 4 Scholarship Committee is pleased to award Kelsie this $1000.00 scholarship. We would like to thank all contributors who make these scholarships possible. Kelsie…continued success in school and your show ring endeavors!
2022 Region 4 $1000.00 Youth Scholarship Award Winner
Camyrn was born to ride. Being the daughter of a horse trainer, she has been riding since before her birth. Her horse involvement and horse show career have spanned her entire life. One would think she only has time for horses but Camryn has excelled in the academic arena as well. She has chosen a rigorous course plan of AP classes maintaining a 4.0 as she sets her sights on becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Camryn has also played competitive Soccer for her High School and for the Oregon Olympic Development Team. Camryn has amassed numerous National, Regional and Class A wins with her heart horse “Harry” FiveStarPoker //+, who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year, maintained a high standard of academic achievement, and enjoyed being crowned State Cup Soccer Champions in 2021. How can one person achieve so much? It is best stated by a life-long family friend who writes,
“I have been blessed to know Camryn since the day she was born and have watched her grow into a remarkable young woman and a stellar horse woman. She is an extremely talented rider but also puts in the hours and hours of work involved to be a multi-National Champion and a multi-Regional Champion in several disciplines including Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Showmanship, Trail and Ranch Riding. She shows her horses with grace and skill. Most importantly, she always shows respect and kindness to her fellow competitors. She is always willing to help younger riders and encourage them… Camryn has been able to become a successful horse woman while also maintaining high level grades and playing high school and club soccer.”
Common themes from those who know Camryn commend her for her drive, intelligence, and kindness. The Region 4 Scholarship Committee is pleased to award Camryn with this $1000.00 scholarship. We would like to thank all contributors who make these scholarships possible. Camryn we wish you continued success in school and in the show pen with your new horse.
Kiera has been a life-long horse enthusiast. She enjoys sharing her love of the Arabian with others. Kiera shows dressage and training level on the Arabian circuit as well as the Oregon Dressage shows. She is actively involved in the first ever Pacific University Equine Scholars Club where she is in charge of public relations. After spending a term abroad in Trinidad focusing on anthropology, Kiera will be declaring her major in Anthropology. In addition to her love of horses, Kiera enjoys photography and is an avid percussionist. Her letters of recommendation boast of her diligence, reliability, consistency and her ability to work well with others. The Region 4 Scholarship Committee is pleased to award Kiera this $1000.00 scholarship. We would like to thank all contributors who make these scholarships possible. Kiera…congratulations and good luck with all your future plans.
Kelsie has been riding horses since she was 8 or 9. Currently she competes with her two lovely Arabians: Boxster Flame MV and Torino PGA locally, regionally, and nationally. Other interests include: Martial Arts, Swimming, and Marching Band. While taking AP classes, Kelsie managed to maintain honor roll status throughout her 4-year High School career. Her letters of recommendation all mentioned her dedication, drive, and persistence. Post High School plans include obtaining a Maters’ degree in Computer and Forensic Sciences in hopes of reaching her career goal of becoming a Forensic Scientists.
Kiera has been a life-long horse enthusiast. She enjoys sharing her love of the Arabian with others. Kiera shows dressage and training level on the Arabian circuit as well as the Oregon Dressage shows. She is actively involved in the first ever Pacific University Equine Scholars Club where she is in charge of public relations.
Although she has yet to declare a major, Kiera is considering becoming a teacher as she has found herself quite interested in working with young children. In addition to her love of horses, Kiera enjoys photography and is an avid percussionist. Her letters of recommendation boast of her diligence, reliability, consistency and her ability to work well with others