The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF), the industry leader in youth development is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the three 2018 scholarships HHYF offers. Completed applications are not due at the HHYF office until 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).
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 $1,000 Sweet Karen Scholarship for alumni of HHYF Summer Programs.  HHYF has awarded over $625,000 in scholarship grants since its 1976 founding. For questions please e-mail the HHYF office at
The HHYF website also provides a comprehensive listing of harness racing-related scholarships available through other sources, which is regularly updated. That list is available at
For over 40 years, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with  harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation is at the forefront of youth education and service to harness racing , making a difference in young people’s lives through interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials.
For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to