GUIDELINES & INFORMATION
The education of our
Amateur members (Junior, Young Rider and Adult) is very important to
NODA as riders, horse owners, and possible future trainers.
Each year NODA offers
four (4) scholarships in the amount of $250 each. Two (2) are
Junior/Young Riders, and two (2) are designated for Adult Amateurs.
An amateur member may be
awarded a scholarship once every three years. If you apply
and are not awarded a scholarship, please re-apply the following
Scholarships may be used for any educational dressage event.
This includes all dressage clinics, seminars, symposiums, lessons, and other
dressage education events. Scholarship funds may not be
applied to show fees, board bills, or leasing costs. At the time of
application, applicants are not required to have detailed and
specific plans for the money.
Application Deadline October 1
Year PRIOR to the
Scholarship Award. For
example, if you wish to receive money for an event taking place in
the year 2019, you must submit your Application Packet to NODA by
October 1, 2018.
Application Review A scholarship committee will review
and evaluate all applications received by the October 1 deadline
according to the
Application Receipt & Award Notification
NODA will acknowledge
receipt of applications.
announced at the annual November Year-End Awards Banquet. All
will be notified by November 30 of the current year whether or not
they will be awarded NODA scholarship.
Request When a scholarship
recipient determines an education event for which to use his/her
scholarship funds, he/she is required to submit a
Request Form in order to receive
scholarship money. Funds will be reimbursed in the form of a check
made payable directly to the clinician or host of the event.
Scholarship recipients may use their scholarships toward more than
one educational dressage event.
Applicant Qualifications for NODA
Hours Applicant must have completed a minimum of 8 hours
of volunteer work during the year
they submit their Scholarship Application.
Six (6) of the
total volunteer hours must be with NODA
may be with NODA or any other organization (horse-related or
All hours must be
documented and signed by an organization official
Give Back Project
Applicant must be willing to complete a project to NODA if awarded a
(Examples: Presentation to NODA
Board/Community about your education event experience or write an
article for the NODA Newsletter.)
Application Packet Applicant must complete and
submit the following:
Junior/Young Rider Scholarship
- or -
Responses to Questions 1, 2, and 3 must be typed)
applicant must submit at least one (1) Letter of Recommendation.
submit up to four (4) letters. The letter(s) must be
from a credible source who is familiar with you as an equestrian or
has worked closely with you on
volunteer projects or in the classroom (i.e. your trainer, teacher,
JUNIORS & YOUNG RIDERS
20099 Parklane Drive
Rocky River, OH 441165
8652 Beacon Hill
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023-5849
The NODA Professional Grant
fund is designed to help further the professional
education at seminars, USEF or USDF events, programs, or
functions (excludes riding clinics).
Professional Grant Application
Two Ways to Submit
Print & Mail to: Arielle Brodkey, 13901 Shaker
Blvd Apt 3A, Cleveland OH 44120-1588
completed application as PDF & e-mail to:
Grant $$$ Available
50% Cost of Event
Reimbursable (Up to $400)
must be a “professional”
horse person as defined in the USEF rule book, AND
he/she must be a member in good standing with NODA.
E-mail Arielle at