Updated applications are now available for three scholarships offered by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Log on to to access the applications and each scholarship’s eligibility requirements and general information. The scholarships, for students who are at least high school seniors, are awarded based on GPA, financial need, completeness of application and quality of essay (where applicable).
“Several of the applications have been revised in order to assure the best candidates. We want to give potential applicants as much time as possible to complete them,” explained HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor. “We hope that by posting these before the holidays, students will have some extra time to put sufficient effort into their submissions.”
The HHYF scholarships are the Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship, a stipend of up to $15,000, sponsored by Martin Scharf, for children of licensed trainers or caretakers in Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey; the $2,500 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship for students who have demonstrated a passion for harness racing and have financial need; and the $1,500 Sweet Karen Scholarship for alumni of HHYF Summer Programs. For questions please e-mail the HHYF office at email@example.com.
The HHYF website also provides a comprehensive listing of harness racing-related scholarships available through other sources, which is regularly updated.