ESDCTA Education Grant

Requirements/Qualifications for an ESDCTA Educational Grant

  • Each grant is $250, and each applicant must be an ESDCTA member-in-good-standing for at least one year.
  • Minimum of 8 hours of volunteer service – 4 hours needs to be earned by the applicant at an ESDCTA Recognized activity, 4 hours can be earned at an ESDCTA Registered show or gifted from another volunteer (may use left over hours from previous year).  Preference will be given to applicants who have more ESDCTA volunteer hours. Volunteer hours used for year-end awards are excluded.
  • Funds must be used for specifically stated objective (i.e., clinic, clinic series, lessons with an upper-level trainer you don’t usually train with, riding camp, seminars or a show such as a regional or national competition that requires additional funding). Funds cannot be used for purchasing tack or clothing, for one’s regular lesson program, or for horse-only training.
  • An Educational Grant may be requested at any time of the year.  Applications should be forwarded to the Grants Committee, who will review them for completeness and then forward to the Board for approval at the next regularly scheduled monthly Board meeting.  Reimbursement of expenses will be made after expense receipts and the article for the Newsletter have been submitted.
  • Educational Grants must be used within one year of award notification or they will be forfeited.
  • As this program is funded by the Silent Auction at the Annual Awards Banquet, recipients are required to assist in obtaining items for the coming year’s auction.
  • Recipients must write an article for the newsletter including photographs, if possible, describing the activity for which the grant was used (help is available from the Marketing committee in writing the article). Articles should be submitted within 30 days of using the grant funds.

If the obligations are not fulfilled, recipients will be barred from obtaining future Educational Grants and/or Jr/YR Scholarships.

Educational Grant Applications should be submitted in writing to the Educational Grant Chair.

Click here for the grant application:

ESDCTA Education Grant Application – 2021