Applications for 'Dewey Degree' due May 31
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The applicant must be entering college for the first time this fall or already in a college, university, or trade school and be enrolled as a full time student (12 credit hours minimum). Applicants’ parent(s), grandparent(s), and/or legal guardian(s) must be a licensed horseman or horsewoman during the year prior to application. (In this case, 2009). Only one relative need be licensed to be eligible. Applicant must be at least a high school senior at time of application. Anyone living in the U.S. or Canada is eligible.
You are required to submit a typewritten essay discussing your background in harness racing, your work experience in harness racing, what you think could be done to better harness racing in the future, and how you see yourself as part of it. The essay should be around 1000 words. You will also need to submit proof of your relatives licensing and a minimum of two letters of reference – 1 from a horse person and one from a teacher in your current school.
All documents must be received no later than May 31, 2010. The recipient will be announced shortly thereafter and the scholarship will be presented in the winners circle at Tioga Downs this summer. We request the winner to be present for that presentation.
For more information and an application form, please log onto www.upstatenyushwa.com. (UNY-USHWA)