Pompano Beach, FL --- Fred Segal, president of the Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association, has announced that the chapter is now accepting applications for its 2013 Allen J. Finkelson scholarship awards.
The scholarship fund was established in memory of Allen J. Finkelson, the former vice president of public relations at Pompano Park and longtime chairman of the board of the national USHWA organization. Preference for these scholarship awards will be given to a student majoring in journalism, communications or equine related studies. Last year there were three awards of $1,000 each.
Applicants must be a resident of the State of Florida and currently accepted or enrolled in a fully accredited college or university in the United States. Criteria for selection include community service, academic achievement and leadership. Applicants must have demonstrated scholastic ability with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 and show evidence of community service and leadership through certificates, awards and/or letters of commendation.
Fully completed applications must be postmarked no later than June 30 for consideration of a September 2013 award. Recipients may reapply annually for a maximum of four years.
Applications should be submitted/addressed to the Florida Chapter USHWA, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 669273, Pompano Beach, FL 33066.