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 horseperson’s
education at seminars, USEF or USDF events, programs, or
functions (excludes riding clinics).
How to Apply
letter and mail it to the NODA Board c/o
Mary Dana Prescott. Please outline why you should
receive a NODA Professional Grant, explaining what the education
function is, and where it is to be held.
State how you will share what you have learned with NODA
and its members (lecture, clinic, or article). Be
sure to provide the full cost of education function.
Grant $$$ Available
Cost of Event Reimbursable (Up to $400)
NODA Membership Requirement
must be a “professional” horse person as defined in the USEF
rule book, AND he/she must be a member in good standing with
Application Letter by US Mail to:
Mary Dana Prescott-Cloverfield,
38905 Gardenside Drive,
Willoughby OH 44094
Call Mary Dana Prescott at
e-mail Dee at President@nodarider.org