Westfield, IN --- Applications are now available for three scholarships offered by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Information on these financial awards is available at www.hhyf.org/scholarships.asp. The scholarships, for students who are at least high school seniors, are awarded based on GPA, financial need, completeness of application and quality of essay (where applicable).
The HHYF scholarships are the Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship, a stipend of up to $15,000, sponsored by Martin Scharf, for children of licensed trainers or caretakers in Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey; the $2,500 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship for students who have demonstrated a passion for harness racing and have financial need; and the $1,500 Sweet Karen Scholarship for alumni of HHYF Summer Programs. The HHYF website also provides a comprehensive listing of harness racing-related scholarships available through other sources.
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation was established in 1976 and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs and educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF and its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.