Great education shouldn’t be reserved for the wealthy, and North American Western Dressage (NAWD) wholeheartedly believes anyone with a desire to learn should be given the opportunity to do so. It’s with that vision that NAWD is pleased to announce three exciting new scholarship program in 2016.
NAWD Judges Exam Scholarship
$250 applicable to NAWD judge’s exam fee
Sponsored by NAWD Pro Coeli Netsky
Deadline: January 31
Applicant must be a NAWD member in good standing and at least 18 years old; the winner will be announced February 16. Please complete the application and submit a short essay that explains how competition is linked to education, and how the dressage judge facilitates learning.
More information: northamericanwesterndressage.org/judges-exam-scholarship/
The NAWD Thousand
Two $1,000 scholarships for continuing education at the 2016 NAWD Western Dressage Symposium
Sponsored by NAWD
Deadline: February 15
NAWD will be sending two members to the 2016 NAWD Western Dressage Symposium in Wakefield, Virginia, May 6-9. To qualify, applicant must be a NAWD member in good standing with a household income less than $36,000. Winners will be announced Feb. 29. To apply, please complete the application and submit a short essay explaining how Western dressage improves your horse’s performance for other disciplines.
NAWD Youth Scholarship
$100 scholarships (3 awarded)
Sponsored by NAWD Pros Cassie Sprenger, Patrick King and Coeli Netsky
Deadline: May 1
Three Youth educational scholarships are available to NAWD Youth members in good standing. To apply, fill out the application online.
More information: northamericanwesterndressage.org/nawd-youth-scholarships/
North American Western Dressage (NAWD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating horse enthusiasts about the universal benefits of Western dressage and providing fun, affordable ways to participate in this popular new sport. NAWD offers a variety of programs—Six Feet on the Ground groundwork tests, traditional Western Dressage, Western Dressage Trail and Ranch Horse Western Dressage, and Pre-Intro Western Dressage for even the youngest exhibitors—as well as virtual coaching and showing opportunities, achievement awards and more. Learn more about NAWD at nawdhorse.org and at facebook.com/WesternDressageNAWD.