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Virginia Dressage Association Charlottesville Chapter

a USDF Region 1 GMO


LET YOUR SPIRIT RUN FREE

Let’s Ride!

Overview

The Chapter supports riders who wish to further their riding education! The Chapter scholarship is designed to enhance the education of VADA-CH members, at all levels, who wish to pursue continued dressage education through clinics, symposiums, seminars, and other educational programs sponsored by either USEF, USDF, and/or VADA-CH. The dollar amounts of the scholarships will be determined by the Board of VADA-CH at the last meeting of the year or the first meeting of the following year and published scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarships are awarded once a year. 

Applicant Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 8 hours of volunteering at VADA-CH events in the year prior to the scholarship year for which they are applying for a scholarship. Separate from hours used for eligibility for Chapter Year-End Awards. Four (4) hours must be earned at the VADA-CH licensed show and four (4) hours in other volunteer activities. Scholarship recipients must complete an additional 8 hours of volunteering at VADA-CH events during the year in which they were awarded the scholarship.
  • Hours cannot be donated from another member for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must have been a VADA-CH member for at least one year prior to applying. 

Process

The Board will screen each application with a uniform set of criteria to ensure equity among applicants. The criteria include benchmarks as the length of VADA-CH membership, volunteer history, other scholarships received, any previous awards and recognition. The Board will notify all applicants of the outcome. Those who are awarded scholarships will be notified by a “Letter of Award” which outlines how the scholarship can be used, as well as requesting the recipient submit an essay sharing their experience which will be published in the VADA-CH newsletter.


Scholarship must be used within one year from the date of the award. Award recipients must wait a period of one year from receipt of their award before they may reapply.

 Online Scholarship Application