IHC Scholarship Guidelines

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CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE –

Applications must be postmarked by December 1 of the current year.

Please answer the following questions in order on a separate sheet of paper.  Place all information in chronological order from recent to earliest dates.

  1. High school extra curricular activities. Applicant may use all four years or a portion thereof; include offices held and awards received.
  2. Community activities.
  3. Horse related activities.  This information should include club memberships and activities as well as competitions and exhibitions.
  4. Any employment you feels compliments this application.
  5. What course of study you will pursue in higher education.
  6. Names of schools you have made (or are making) application, in order of preference.
  7. If you have made your choice, and have been accepted, provide the address of the Registrar, Provost, Dean, or Business Department to who tuition is paid.
  8. Include a separate, handwritten or typed (500 words or less), explanation of your educational plans and goals.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS, THE APPLICANT MUST ALSO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Letters of recommendation: The applicant must have submitted on their behalf two letters of recommendation. Letters are required from: president or board member of a state horse organization and from one of the following: high school principal, counselor, or employer.
  2. A copy of your high school transcripts.

OPEN SCHOLARSHIP – 

Applications must be postmarked by December 1 of current year.

Please answer the following questions in order on a separate sheet(s) of paper.  Place all information in chronological order from most recent to earliest dates.

  1. Give the name and address of the institution of higher learning or technical school at which you will be enrolled in the fall.
  2. List any extra curricular activities from the past two years to the present time.
  3. List any employment and/or horse related activities during the time referred to in “B”.
  4. Submit a current OFFICIAL transcript.
  5. Include a separate, handwritten or typed (500 words or less), explanation of your education plans and goals.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS, THE APPLICANT MUST ALSO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Letters of recommendation: The applicant must have submitted on their behalf at least two, but no more than four, letters of recommendation.  One letter must be from a faculty advisor or an officer of a state horse organization; others may be from civic or community leaders, employers, or volunteer groups. 

RETURN ALL NECESSARY COMPLETED FORMS AND MATERIALS TO: IOWA HORSE COUNCIL, OPEN – SCHOLARSHIP, CATHY MURRAY, 1216 E. GIRARD AVE., INDIANOLA, IA 50125  515-975-3469