The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) is proud to announce we are now awarding two scholarships to high school seniors or freshmen in college who represent the show horse breeds. The scholarships are open to applicants who are high school seniors or those currently enrolled in college and planning on continuing their education. Scholarships are awarded based on the merit of the applicant's high school or college transcripts, a resume demonstrating extracurricular activities both in relation to the applicant's equestrian career, participation in activities in school and the community, and personal references.
New in 2023, the Sandra Hall scholarship rewards current UPHA junior members while the Maria Knight scholarship is for children of current UPHA professional horsemen. Completed applications are due in the UPHA office by May 31, 2023. For more information on the scholarships and the necessary documents please visit https://www.uphaonline.com/scholarship
The UPHA Sandra Hall Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Sandra Hall whose commitment to giving back to the show horse industry and its horsemen was unparalleled. The purpose of the program is to provide a scholarship to current members of UPHA who are high school seniors or freshmen in college. Applicants must be UPHA members for at least one year prior to application. Emphasis will be placed on applicants demonstrating a commitment to their community and/or the show-horse industry. One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded. Applications and materials are due May 31 each year.
The UPHA Maria Knight Scholarship was established to honor UPHA Professional, Maria Knight and her commitment to providing a college education for her daughter. The purpose of the program is to provide a scholarship to children of professional horsemen. Applicants must have at least one parent, a step-parent or legal guardian who is a professional horseman and a current Professional Member of UPHA. Applicant must have entered their senior year in high school at the time of application or accepted to (or currently enrolled) in an institution of higher education. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applications and materials are due May 31 each year.