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The Sally Swift Scholarship Fund

Purpose/History

The Sally Swift Scholarship Fund, established in 2003, provides financial support to new Centered Riding Instructors, updating instructors, clinic organizers and symposium attendees. Sally Swift passed away April 2, 2009 and USDF created The Sally Swift Memorial Fund from donations to the Dressage Foundation by Sally Swift’s friends. The Sally Swift Memorial Fund is managed by the Dressage Foundation and not by the SSSF Committee.

Scholarships and Organizer Grants

For the year 2017 we are offering a combined total of four (4) scholarships or organizer grants. Update Clinics and New Instructor Courses are eligible and each scholarship or grant will be $200 USD.

Two types of scholarship/grants are available. One type is for individual Instructors and the other is for Clinic/Course Organizers. These Scholarships and Grants will be divided equally between North America and Europe and are based on a commitment to Centered Riding and on financial need. Two (2) Scholarships/Organizer Grants will be offered for each of the following periods:

For 2017 for clinics held:

·       January – June: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

o   Deadline for application is March 1, 2017

·       July – December: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

o   Deadline for application is May 31, 2017

Clinic/Course Organizer Grants:

This Grant is for organizers of a Centered Riding New Instructor Course or an Update Clinic. The Grant is based on both financial need and commitment to Centered Riding. The grants are subject to the following:

1.     Clinic Organizers may receive a maximum of two grants under this policy

2.     The grants must be a minimum of two years apart

3.     Clinics or courses that make a profit in excess of $1,000 USD are not eligible to receive a grant

Application deadline:

For 2017 for clinics held:

·       January – June: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

o   Deadline for application is March 1, 2017

·       July – December: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

o   Deadline for application is May 31, 2017

Applicants will be notified within one week following the deadline whether or not they have been awarded a grant.

To Apply for the Organizer Grant:

Organizers must submit the following to the Centered Riding Office

1.     Completed application form

2.     Letter describing commitment to Centered Riding and financial need for the grant

To Receive Payment of the Grant Funds:

The organizer must submit the following to the Centered Riding office within 30 days of the completion of the Course or Clinic:

1.     Part 2 of the application form signed by the clinician conducting the course/clinic

2.     Statement of the course/clinic income and expenses indicating whether a profit or loss was made

3.     List of participating Instructors

4.     Typed article, in English, about the experience of hosting a Centered Riding clinic that will be published in the CR Newsletter. The article needs to be submitted in electronic format to the Centered Riding office.

5.     Two or three color digital photos from the clinic of you and/or the clinic participants that can be used in the newsletter would be appreciated

Funds will be awarded after all supporting documentation has been received and reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Failure to submit the required documentation within the required 30-day time period will result in the grant being forfeited.

Organizer Grants awarded will be in the amount of $200 USD for the 4-day Update Clinic and the 7-day Instructor Course.

Individual Instructor Update Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

The individual instructor update scholarship is available to any Centered Riding Instructor who has paid their current membership dues and is required to update that year. The scholarship is based on both commitment to Centered Riding and on financial need.

To Apply for the Scholarship:

The Centered Riding office must receive the following no later than the deadline as shown under Application Deadline

1.     Completed Part 1 of the application form

2.     An essay (in English) describing his or her commitment to Centered Riding and the financial need for the scholarship.

a.     If you are unable to write the essay in English, you will need to ask someone (a friend or your country’s liaison) to translate it to English for you

Maximum award is $200 USD. An instructor may reapply for a subsequent grant only after four years.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted to the Centered Riding office according to the following schedule:

For 2017 for clinics held:

§  January – June: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

·       Deadline for application is March 1, 2017

§  July – December: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

·       Deadline for application is May 31, 2017

Applicants will be notified within one week following the deadline whether or not they have been awarded a grant.

To receive payment for the Scholarship:

To receive payment for the scholarship, the applicant must successfully complete the Update Clinic. Within 30-days after completion of the clinic, the applicant must submit the following to the Centered Riding Office:

1.     Part 2 of the application signed be the clinician teaching the Update Clinic

2.     A typed article, in English, about the experience of attending the Update Clinic that will be published in the CR Newsletter. The article must be submitted in electronic format to the Centered Riding Office.

a.     If you are unable to write the article in English, you will need to ask someone (a friend or your country’s liaison) to translate it into English for you

3.     Two or three digital color photos of you and/or the clinic participants that can go with your article for the Newsletter.

Funds will be awarded once all the supporting documentation has been received and reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Failure to submit the required documentation within the required 30-day time period will cause the scholarship award to be forfeited and may be made available to another applicant.

Individual New Instructor Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:

The New Instructor Scholarship is available to participants of a Centered Riding Instructor Course. The scholarship is based on the individual’s commitment to Centered Riding and on financial need.

To Apply for the Scholarship:

The applicant must submit the following to the Centered Riding Office in accordance to the deadline schedule shown below:

1.     Completed Part 1 of the application form

2.     An essay, in English, describing his or her commitment to Centered Riding, the reasons why he or she wants to become a Centered Riding Instructor and the financial need for the scholarship

The maximum award is $200 and is available only once for any individual instructor.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted to the Centered Riding office according to the following schedule:

For 2017 for clinics held:

§  January – June: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

·       Deadline for application is March 1, 2017

§  July – December: two (2) scholarships/organizer’s grants

·       Deadline for application is May 31, 2017

Applicants will be notified within one week following the deadline whether or not they have been awarded a grant.

To receive payment for the Scholarship:

To receive payment for the scholarship, the applicant must successfully complete the instructor course. Within 30-days after completion of the course, the applicant must submit the following documents to the Centered Riding Office:

1.     Part 2 of the application signed by the Centered Riding Clinician who conducted the instructor course

2.     A typed article, in English, about the experience of attending the instructor course that will be published in the CR Newsletter. The article must be submitted in electronic format to the Centered Riding Office.

a.     If you are unable to write the article in English, you will need to ask someone (a friend or your country’s liaison) to translate it into English for you

3.     Two or three digital color photos of you and/or the clinic participants that can go with your article for the Newsletter.

Funds will be awarded once all the supporting documentation has been received and reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Failure to submit the required documentation within the required 30-day time period will cause the scholarship award to be forfeited and may be made available to another applicant.

Individual Symposium Grant:

Eligibility criteria:

The Symposium Scholarship is available to any Centered Riding member with paid dues, including instructors, supporting members, rider members, or business members. Grant is based on commitment to Centered Riding and financial need.

To Apply for the Grant:

The applicant must submit the following to the Centered Riding Office at least 60-days prior to the start date of the symposium:

1.     Completed Part 1 of the application form

2.     An essay, in English, describing his or her commitment to Centered Riding, the reasons he or she wants to attend the Centered Riding Symposium, and the financial need for the grant

3.     NOTE: Full payment of the registration fee must be made before the “late payment” date listed on the Symposium Registration Form and/or website

Application Deadline:

Applications for the Symposium Grant must be received by the Centered Riding office at least 60-days prior to the symposium start date and the payment of Symposium Registration Fee must be made by the “late payment date” listed on the website and/or registration form.

To Receive Payment of the Grant:

To receive payment of the grant, applicant must attend the full Symposium. Within 30-days after the end of the Symposium, the applicant must submit the following to the Centered Riding Office:

1.     Part 2 of the application form signed by the Symposium Chair

2.     Submit electronically a typed article, in English, about the experience of attending the Symposium that will be published in the CR Newsletter

3.     Two or three digital color photos from the Symposium that can be used in the CR Newsletter.

Funds will be awarded once all documentation is received and reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Failure to submit the required documentation within the required 30-day time period will cause the grant to be forfeited and may be made available to another applicant.

Awarding of Funds

Once all follow-up documentation is submitted to the Centered Riding Office upon the completion of the instructor course, update clinic or symposium and has been reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, funds will be sent from the Centered Riding Treasurer.

Management of Funds

All funds and donations will be sent to the Centered Riding Treasurer to be kept in the SSSF account. The Treasurer will issue checks or electronically transfer funds to approved recipients per instructions from the Scholarship Committee.

General

If, in a particular year, there are more applications for specific scholarship or grant and there is unused monies earmarked for another category under this policy, the committee will use its discretion in awarding excess funds as an additional grant from a different category to a qualified applicant.

All applications must be sent to the Centered Riding Office, will be acknowledged by the SSSF Committee and kept on file to establish a “waiting list” in case previously awarded funds are not used.

All essays in application of a scholarship or grant must be typed and submitted in English. All newsletter articles and photographs must be submitted in electronic format.

Questions regarding the application process may be sent to the Centered Riding Office. Send all paperwork to:

Centered Riding® Inc.

One Regency Drive

Bloomfield, CT 06002

USA

+1 860-243-9501 / Fax +1 860-286-0787

office@CenteredRiding.org

http://www.CenteredRiding.org

Sally Swift Scholarship Fund

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