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2024 region5 youth scholarship initiative

Region V - Scholarship Initiative

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Region 5 Arabian Horse Association offers two separate one-time Scholarship awards of $1,000 to a youth 18 and under and an adult 19 and over. Scholarships are for continued college education or for entry into an AHA/USEF/WSH judging/stewarding program. (Region 5 will review this program on a year to year basis)



These scholarships are awarded based on academic ability, horse related activities, organization involvement and an essay.


YOUTH applicant:

1. Applicant must be planning to or currently majoring in any profession that requires college or other certified training equivalent to a 2-year or 4-year program.

2. Applicant must be enrolled in high school and be a junior or senior, or be high school graduates currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in, a post high school program leading to an Associate or Bachelor degree or trade school certification.

3. Applicant must be current, active members of AHA through a Region 5 club partner and reside within the official boundaries of AHA Region 5. 4. Applicant must have 4 hours of community service to Region 5 or their partner club.

ADULT applicant:

1. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a judging or stewarding program with AHA, USEF or WSH or provide proof of enrollment into a higher learning educational institution, continuing education, trade and/or business accreditation

2. Applicant must be a current, active member of AHA through a Region 5 club partner and reside within the official boundaries of AHA Region 5.

3. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

4. Applicant must have performed 8 hours of volunteer service to Region 5 or their partner club.



Official Application and all attachments must be postmarked by June 1st  of each year. 



Introduce your self in a short autobiography.  Describe your interests, hobbies, academic achievements.  25pts


Describe some ways, you as a Region 5 member can help to promote region 5.  25pts


Essay should describe your future educational goals, Region 5/club partner activities and why you believe you qualify for a Region 5 Scholarship.Essay is to be typed, double-spaced, font 12-14, not to exceed 1500 words.  50pts 


Two letters of recommendation are required from any of the three choices listed below; from

an adult 21 and over.

  • From a horse person. Comments to be on applicant’s equine abilities and experiences
  • From a Teacher/Counselor/Advisor. Comments to indicate quality of work in school.
  • From an Employer/Clergy. Comments to focus on integrity or ethics.

Applications will be evaluated on the following components. Introduction 25 pts, Promotional Ideas 25 pts, Essay 50 pts.

Region 5 Board will review all applicants and determine the winner of each scholarship. Points awarded on content, creativity, grammar, mechanics and spelling.

Winner will be notified by June 30th of each year and award presented at the Region 5 Championship show in July. Proof of acceptance from organization where scholarship will be applied required before funds are granted. Monies applied directly to organization.

Winners must use Scholarship monies within two years of the date of presentation or recipient will forfeit the funds.

All photos become property of Region 5 and your consent for promotion/advertising is implied.

Direct inquiries to Region 5 Director Michelle Pease Paulsen: 253.279.5995

Send Application to:

Michelle Pease Paulsen

15505 50th Ave E Tacoma WA 98446



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About Region 5

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The Arabian Horse Association's Region 5 encompasses Alaska, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana. Region 5 has earned the respect of Arabian horse competitors across the country. Whether for show, endurance or dressage, horses from the Pacific Northwest are among the best in the nation. The quality and caliber of our Region 5 horses are evident by the results of highly competitive shows such as the U.S. Nationals, Canadian Nationals, and Scottsdale.

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