Roger Heintz Youth Scholarship Fund

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The Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association (ARCHA) is pleased to offer one of its youth members a $500 Educational Scholarship in memory of Roger Heintz.

 

This scholarship will commemorate Roger’s significant contribution to the ARCHA, the cow horse industry in Alberta and his passion for educating and inspiring youth riders. Youth members are between the ages of 14 – 18 as of January 1 of the current year.

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION:

 

  • All applications are due on or before December 4 of the current year

  • The Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association (ARCHA) has available one $500 scholarship each year for an ARCHA youth member participating in the Youth Working Cow Horse, Youth 18 & Under Rein/Box and/or Youth Cutting classes to assist him/her with the financial costs at the time of post secondary education at an accredited institution.

  • The recipient of the annual scholarship will have the money held in trust until the youth member is accepted to an accredited post secondary institution.

  • Scholarship selection is based upon involvement in the ARCHA and the cow horse industry, scholastic    aptitude,    leadership   potential,    sportsmanship,    and    community    and    civic responsibility.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current member of the Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association in good standing as of the date of the competition for the scholarship.

  • Competed in 3 of the ARCHA sanctioned competitions during the show season.

  • Has been accepted into a post secondary institution for first year of post secondary education, within 3 years of high school graduation.

Completed applications with all attachments must be received by the ARCHA no later than December 4.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The recipient is chosen from among all applications received each year. Each application is reviewed by the ARCHA Board of Directors who will select the recipient. The scholarship recipient will be notified by January 1 of his or her selection.

The scholarship recipient will be officially announced at the ARCHA Annual General Meeting held in the fall, and listed on the ARCHA Website.

APPLICATIONS EVALUATED BASED UPON:

  • 40% based upon the applicant’s current and recent past involvement (including volunteering) with the ARCHA and the cow horse industry.

  • 50%   based upon current school grades.

  • 5%     based upon extracurricular equine activities.

  • 5%     based upon extracurricular school and community activities.

 

The overall quality of the applicant’s scholarship application including completeness, neatness and information may be considered in choosing a recipient.

 

A recipient of an ARCHA scholarship may apply for an additional scholarship in subsequent years. Unsuccessful applications are welcome to apply the following year.

If eligible, please send completed Roger Heintz Youth Scholarship Application and attachments to:

ALBERTA REINED COW HORSE ASSOCIATION

ARCHA

250 200 Quarry Park Blvd SE

Calgary, AB

T2C 5E3

or

info@cowhorse.ca