Initial Funded Amount: $500.00
2. Scholarship Program will be renewable annually
by a majority vote of the Club members.
The Club may establish itís own educational event and take applications for participation
in that event.
Scholarship Program will be open to any member or member family, child (child defined as
dependent using IRS rules - "full time student until age 24") or adult:
Who has been a paid member for more than one calendar year b.
Whose membership for the current year was paid by March 15th of the current year.
prior to the current year.
Who has participated in Club functions during both the prior and the current year
Club meetings, served as a volunteer worker in club functions, showed in sanctioned Club
5. A Scholarship Committee
of 5 impartial Club member volunteers will make the final decisions.
6. Decisions of the Scholarship
Committee will be based on the following requirements:
Appropriateness, value and quality of the proposed educational event
Prior participation in the Club (Note: Overall emphasis for this award is
on Club involvement.)
Participation in other equine activities
Participation in community service of any type
Scholastic record (if relevant and if submitted--not required)
Need of the individual
7. Application must be
submitted in handwriting by the person who will receive the scholarship. Application
must be accompanied by supporting documentation (i.e. copy of course description/fees or
flyer from event) including highlighted name and address information for creation and mailing
of the check.
8. All applications must be submitted between March 1st and March 15th
of the applicable year to be accepted. (Postmark date)
9. In most situations,
the award money will be made directly to the educational institution. If the award is requested
to be made directly to the recipient, the Club Treasurer must receive a letter stating the
circumstances and requesting approval prior to expenditure. If approved, fully dated and
descriptive receipts are required prior to payment of award.
10. Applications must
be for an education/event that occurs or begins in the same year application is made. An
awarded amount will be held by GCDMA during the current fiscal year, and if not used during
that time, will be forfeited.
11. Application can be
made once annually, up to four times for applicants attending as institution of higher learning and a one time application for applicants attending a qualifying event. The
club is proud to support efforts toward greater education and improved skills.
Application request will be accepted based on monies available. It is understood that the general fund will be maintained in order to continue to have operating funds available for club expenses. Fund raisers and events will be marked for scholarship funding as needed.