Northern Ohio Dressage Association
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 designated for 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 year.
Applicant Qualifications for NODA Amateur Scholarships
1. Volunteer Hours Applicant must have completed a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer work during the year
they submit their Scholarship Application.
o Six (6) of the total volunteer hours must be with NODA
o Remaining hours may be with NODA or any other organization (horse-related or otherwise).
o All hours must be documented and signed by an organization official
2. Give Back Project Applicant must be willing to complete a project to NODA if awarded a scholarship
(Examples: Presentation to NODA Board/Community about your education even experience or write an article for the NODA Newsletter.)
3. Scholarship Application Packet Applicant must complete and submit the following:
a. Junior/Young Rider Scholarship Application - or - Adult Amateur Scholarship Application (Application Responses to Questions 1, 2, and 3 must be typed)
b. Volunteer Record
c. Letter(s) of Recommendation Each applicant must submit at least one (1) Letter of Recommendation. You may 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, volunteer supervisor, boss).
Mail Application To:
8652 Beacon Hill
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023-5849
Questions? Contact SchoolingShow@nodarider.org
JUNIORS & YOUNG RIDERS
Mail Application To: Christa Sandy
20099 Parklane Drive
Rocky River, OH 441165
Questions? Contact Jr-YR@nodarider.org