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ASAW Announces Scholarships

The American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin will be awarding three scholarships at the ASAW Summer Fun Horse Show in hopes to promote involvement in ASAW and commitment to leadership, sportsmanship and community service.

Eligibility includes one of the following: An individual membership in ASAW, or a member of an ASAW family membership, high school senior or older; an individual participating in an American Saddlebred academy program; a 4-H Saddlebred participant; or an individual enrolled in a horse science program. An individual may only be a recipient of scholarship funds twice.

One of the scholarships to be awarded at the Summer Fun Horse Show will be the Melvin and Marlon Meyer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. This will be awarded specifically to a graduating high school senior. Secondly, the ASAW Scholarship will be in the amount of $3,000. In 2005 a third scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be offered. The scholarships will be paid to the educational institute of the winners’ choice in the first semester following the awarding of the scholarships.

Each applicant, who must be planning to attend college or technical school, must submit the following materials by March 31, 2005: A completed application form, their high school transcript, a paragraph (on a separate sheet of paper) explaining the applicants interest in the scholarship, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator, a letter of recommendation from an ASAW member affirming the applicant's contribution to the American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin, or a letter of recommendation from the applicants 4-H program or academy instructor.

The criteria for judging includes the following: character, scholastic record, evidence of intellectual promise and demonstrated ambition and leadership.

All scholarship application forms must be mailed to Mary Markwiese, 2840 North 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222. Applications must be post marked on or before March 31, 2005. Application forms may be received by contacting Nancy Turner at 262-367-2391 or Mary Hanrahan Bushard, president ASAW Scholarship Fund at 920-994-4909 or e-mail Bushard at

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