Central States Pony Association shall, at its discretion, offer an annual scholarship. The target amount shall be $500. CSPA may, at its discretion, alter that amount without notice. The general rules shall be:
*Annual Scholarship dependent on availability of scholarship fund.
*CSPA will endeavor to promote the availability of the scholarship in any or all of the following manners: on the club’s website, through social media announcements, in industry-related media (such as The Journal), at events or in other manners deemed appropriate by the scholarship committee.
-Open to youth and young adults primarily, age 17 through 25.
-Any individual may receive a CSPA scholarship no more than 2 times.
-Any winning candidate may not collect a CSPA scholarship in two consecutive years.
-Any unsuccessful candidate may re-apply in consecutive years.
*CSPA will payout the scholarship as follows: to the student upon proof of enrollment in an accredited school.
*The regular scholarship committee, at its discretion, may choose to accept the application of a returning, non-traditional student of any age who can prove enrollment at an accredited college or university.
*Applicants or their families must be current members of Central States Pony Association. Participation and activity within CSPA and Area IV are strongly encouraged.
*Candidates will complete an application and submit it by the deadline to be considered.
*ALL application rules shall be followed. The scholarship committee may reject any application that does not meet the guidelines, which does not follow the rules or which fails to adequately address any portion of instructions or questions.
*Applications will be due each year on June 1 2020. The submission address may change annually and shall be noted on the CSPA website.
*Judging will be based initially upon written application and may be determined solely by the judging of written application. However, in the event of a tie or situation where multiple worthy candidates bear further consideration, the scholarship committee, at its discretion, may conduct a phone or personal interview of selected candidates as needed.
*Annually, the scholarship committee shall set up a selection panel of at least 3 members including the following: CSPA scholarship committee member, individual active with small equine within Area IV and individual familiar with youth community activities (ie, teacher, pastor, 4H leader, etc.).
*The scholarship committee may choose not to award a scholarship at its discretion due to any of the following:
-lack of funding
-lack of applications
-lack of qualified applicants completing the process as specified
-any other sound reason
Send Scholarship Applications to:
33561 W. River Road
Wilmington, IL 60481
Or EMAIL TO:
*Official announcement and presentation should, when possible, be made at CSPA’s annual summer show. Presentation shall include at minimum, announcement and certificate. The actual presentation of a check shall be handled per the rule above.
*The decision of the scholarship committee shall be final.
*CSPA may, at any time, alter requirements or the scholarship program at its discretion. Changes shall be reflected in the official rules. Announcements of changes may be made via any of the acceptable promotional means noted above.