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$20,000 in Stephens College Scholarship Available to Saddlebred Youth

The Stephens College scholarship program was created by Sally Jackson to support students who are committed to continuing their involvement in the American Saddlebred and/or equine industries. These two scholarships are open to high school juniors and seniors and will be awarded to two students who wish to participate in equestrian activities while advancing their education at Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri.  

Columbia is the ultimate college town with the University of Missouri just a short walk from the Stephens Campus. Stephens has a first-class equestrian facility and program, plus it is unique in it allows you to take your horse, dog, cat or pet to school with you. All applicants must be a competing member in good standing with USEF and their respective breed Affiliate.  

This tuition scholarship is good for any future attendance year and will be awarded in the following manner:  


The $10,000 USEF Medal Scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the equitation rider video/application. Open to riders who will compete in the USEF Saddle Seat Medal National Finals, or for those who have competed in Medal qualifying classes during the show season. The winner will be selected by the review committee and the winner must attend the presentation at the USEF National Finals. 


This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded on July 15, 2023, to the winner of the performance rider or driver video/application. Applications open May 1 and are due midnight ET July 1, 2023. Open to all riding and driving disciplines, and levels of competitors who compete in: Saddle Seat, Western, Hunt Seat, Driving, and Academy.  

A rider may apply for both scholarships but can be awarded only one. All funds are to be used for tuition at Stephens College.  

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