HTA Scholarship

Amount: Two $1000 scholarships

Student/Child Eligibility:

A. Those eligible to apply must be dependent children of an active member who meet the parent criteria defined below OR if not a dependent child, the applicant must include a letter of high recommendation from an active member. Dependent children are defined as unmarried children supported by a parent including natural children, adopted children, foster children and step-children.

B. The student/child must be enrolled, or enrolling in, a post-secondary educational
program: four year accredited college or university; junior college; vocational or technical school.

C. Previous recipients are not eligible.

Employee/Parent Eligibility Requirements:

All of the following requirements must be met.

A. Active Member for two consecutive years.

B. Children of selection committee members are exempt.

C. Recipients of scholarship may hold other scholarship awards or prizes in addition to the HTA Scholarship. However, if a student receives other grants or scholarships that completely cover all direct and indirect costs of college, the student will forfeit HTA scholarship.

A selection committee will be comprised of past board members.

Eligible Institutions:
Educational institutions receiving scholarship awards must be recognized, accredited post-secondary educational institutions. Funds will be paid in USD, regardless of the country wherein the institution is located.

Selection Criteria
In addition to meeting the qualifying requirements defined herein, a detailed application must be completed. The following information will be taken into consideration in the selection process:

  • Scholastic record and results of college admission tests (10%)
  • Extra curricular activities and leadership:
    measured by participation in sports, school and community involvement (20%)
  • Job/work experience (20%)
  • Essay: measured in both content and message:
    a. How has your parent/guardian/sponsor benefited from a career in hoof trimming?
    (250 words or less) and;
    b. How will you benefit from this education and what are your plans for your future?
    (500 words or less) 50%
  • If not a dependent child of an active member,
    a letter of high recommendation from an
    active member as sponsor.

Scholarship Payment

A. The scholarship may be applied to payment of tuition, room, board and other educational expenses such as books, fees, etc. as approved by selection committee.
B. The monies will be paid directly to the eligible educational institution by Hoof Trimmers Association, Inc., deposited in the recipients’ account in two installments (one per semester) during the academic year.

Obligations of Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners are required to enroll as a fulltime student. This means that the student must complete sufficient course hours each grading period of the academic year to maintain status as a full-time student, as defined by the eligible institution.

Due Date: May 1st.

Online applications are preferred.  Alternatively, send the completed application form (found here) and all required supporting documentation to:

Hoof Trimmers Association
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
5014 FM 1500
Paris, TX 75460

Mailed applications must be postmarked by May 1st. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Recipients will be announced by August 1st.