Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
These criteria are to be used in selecting scholarship recipients from funding established by the Michigan Harness Horsemen Association annual meeting auction, other fundraisers, and contributions made by the membership.
Criteria may include but are not limited to the following: academic performance, financial need, strong leadership skills, character, motivation, community service, and knowledge of the harness racing industry. Individual past achievements, community involvement, and other experiences are included in the essay portion of the application.
Each applicant must have knowledge of and show, and demonstrate how the racing industry has impacted his/her life. The application should describe the candidate’s connection to racing and what they have learned about Standardbred.
Recipients of scholarships must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. They may be pursuing a career of their choice.
Scholarships are available to MHHA members, and dependents or immediate family members- including step-children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews- of living or deceased members that are/or have been an MHHA member for two years in good standing.
The scholarship committee consists of two board members and one horsemen of the general membership or racing official that has knowledge of the industry.
Applicants are eligible for Scholarship awards for four years, which may or may not be consecutive years earned.
All application forms and transcripts from the applicant’s high school or college must be postmarked no later the 04/15/24 and mailed to the MHHA Scholarship Fund @ 2501 Jolly Rd, Suite 110, Okemos, MI 48864.
"Drew’s volunteer work, dedication to keeping
up his grades, and working three summer jobs contributed to his earning this
Runner Up $1,875
"Brylee's qualities include contributing to her own education costs in part by earning a Division II Athlete on scholarship, volunteering, pursuing additional certifications in addition to her required studies, and a commitment to the MHHA."
Runner Up $1,875
"His commitment to the MHHA has included helping
his grandfather with his horse racing business, such as caring for the horses
and learning about the business. In the pursuit of his interest in the
construction business and diligence in saving for college costs, Samuel exemplifies
the type of student we want to support.”
Runner Up $1,000
"He exhibits many of the qualities we look for in a scholarship recipient. These include earning a place on the Dean’s List and President’s List for achieving a 4.0 in college, which allows him to maintain his academic scholarship all while working part-time."
Past Scholarship Winners