New Mexico Horse Council Foundation Scholarship
$500 awarded to a graduating New Mexico high school senior
Download form, complete, and mail back with all required attachments no later than April 1.
The NM Horse Council Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a graduating NM high school senior upon acceptance and enrollment in a post-secondary educational program. Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution upon proof of enrollment.
The basis for selection includes: demonstration of academic excellence, demonstrated personal character and initiative, contribution to the horse community, demonstrated commitment to horses and others, demonstrated leadership and/or involvement with horses that benefited others more than self, and writing skills. A sample evaluation rubric is available from the NMHC Foundation.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in New Mexico.
1. Two Letters of Recommendation (letter from relative is unsuitable):
a. One from a teacher or school official
b. One from an adult horseperson from the NM horse community
2. Certified copy of academic transcript
3. Statement identifying your academic achievements
4. Statement identifying your community activities and examples of leadership
5. One Essay – Discuss how your involvement with the horse community has benefited you and influenced your educational and life goals. (200 – 300 words).
Scholarship winner will be required to provide student identification number and proof of enrollment in post-secondary educational institution prior to distribution of award to the institution.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: April 1
LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The selection rubric is available on request from Laura Burton, by email.
The scholarship recipient will be notified by a member of the NMHC Foundation board.
Notification of award will be provided to the winner’s high school prior to graduation.