$10,000 Woodside-area Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award- accepting applicants

The Mounted Patrol Foundation and the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association (WHOA!) are pleased to announce a new scholarship, the $10,000 Woodside-area Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award, jointly sponsored by the two organizations for a local high school senior with a demonstrated involvement in equestrian activities as well as academic achievement and community service. 

Both the Mounted Patrol Foundation and WHOA! share a deep interest in the next generation of equestrians, as well as a commitment to helping them achieve worthwhile goals, through each organizations’ ongoing activities and now through their joint sponsorship of the new $10,000 Woodside-area Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award. 

Application deadline is April 10, 2020, at 3:00 pm, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligible applicants are seniors who attend high schools in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Francisco Counties, and who have been accepted to and plan to attend a college, university or other continuing education program this fall. The $10,000 Woodside-area Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award will be paid directly to the recipient’s college, university or continuing education program in support of the recipient’s tuition, fees, room and/or board. 

 Selection criteria include demonstrated equestrian involvement, academic achievement, and community service. Financial need will be taken into consideration in the selection of the scholarship recipient. Finalists will be required to provide transcripts showing their GPA.

The scholarship will be awarded by May 29, 2020. 

Information is also available in the GRANTS and AWARDS section of the WHOA! website.