$25,000 USHJA Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education Application is Open for 2024

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Edited Press Release

Lexington, Ky.—Jan. 3, 2024—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open applications for the 2024 $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education. This scholarship is currently accepting applications from active USHJA members.

The $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education is designed to encourage further education among equestrians. Through a generous donation from the Kristen and James Hamel Family Foundation, the USHJA awards one or more USHJA members funds to be used for college, graduate, trade or professional school, totaling $25,000 each year.

“I am truly honored to be a recipient of the Hamel Family Scholarship. I am proud to be a part of such a welcoming equestrian community while I continue my studies,” said Kylie Cohen, one of two 2023 Hamel Family Scholarship recipients. “This scholarship will assist me in achieving my goals as a creative writing professional and it also allow me to continue my journey as a lifelong student of horses.”

Photo by Rachel Milewski/USHJA, Provided by Kylie Cohen

Interested applicants should have a two-year consecutive USHJA Membership at the Education/Non-Competing level or higher; be accepted to a college, university, trade or professional school for the current school year; and have a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. For those not recently in school, equivalent employment history will be considered. Applications are open here and close May 15.

To learn more about the USHJA $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education, visit ushja.org/hamel. Learn more about all of the grants and scholarships USHJA offers at ushja.org/grants.

About the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association

The United States Hunter Jumper Association, as the official Hunter/Jumper affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, is a competition-based sport organization that serves our members through educational programs, awards and recognition, communication, and rules. We provide a wide array of programs for all Hunter/Jumper levels, and we are mindful of the well-being of our equine partners. Additionally, we are committed to preserving the history of our sport, and through our Foundation, we support charitable and benevolent services. Learn more at ushja.org.