Scholarships Information

 

The CDS offers a variety of scholarship support for riders and chapters who would like financial help in achieving their equestrian goals, including:

 
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Applications are available to download here (Scholarship Forms and CLUB 100 Scholarship) and from the CDS Central Office. You must telephone or write the Central Office to request an application for the program(s) for which you want to apply.

 

Educational
Event

October 15

For educational events sponsored by a chapter / group / individual.


Individual Scholarship

October 15

For any CDS member with a great educational idea


Judge Candidate Scholarship $500

deadline April 30

This Scholarship will be considered from April 30 to April 29 of the following year. This scholarship is available to assist aspiring judge candidates to defray some of the significant expenses related to obtaining USEF certification. It is in the interest of growing the sport of dressage to encourage qualified L Program graduates to continue their education and to become the rated judges of the future, and to assist current judges to progress to higher ratings if desired. To be considered, applicants must have been accepted to a specific program and must produce an acceptance letter along with the dates and place where the program will be held.


Individual rider scholarship, applicants must be 30 years of age or older and have competed at Third Level or above. A rider may receive this scholarship AND a competition travel grant the same year. Individuals who are amateurs or professionals may apply.

Hans Moeller Memorial Scholarship $1500

deadline April 30


Individual rider scholarship, applicants must be under 30 years of age and have competed at Third Level or above. A rider may receive this scholarship AND a competition travel grant the same year. Individuals who are amateurs or professionals may apply.

Jane Jackson Scholarship $1500

deadline April 30


Individual rider scholarship, applicants must be 21 years of age or under, riding at First Level or above. Candidates are required to submit an application which describes what education the grant will be used for and include the candidates’ contributions to CDS. Applications will also require a letter of recommendation from an instructor or equestrian professional. The amount awarded will be increased as the fund grows.

Carol Plough Youth Scholarship Fund $500

deadline April 30


Individual rider scholarship, applicants must be 21 years of age or over, a member of Pomona Chapter for minimum one year, competed at Training level or above within the last three years and have contributed to the Pomona Chapter in a volunteer capacity within the last three years. Individuals who are amateurs or professionals may apply. Candidates are required to submit an application which describes for what education the grant will be used.

Sharon Carpenter Pomona Chapter Scholarship $500

deadline April 30 


Individual rider scholarship, applicants must be 22 years of age or older, possess a USEF Amateur Card and have competed at any level. Rider must have ridden in the Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC) and use the scholarship funds for dressage education or competition. Three scholarships will be available each year, one from the North, one from the Central and one from the South Region. A $200 scholarship will be available to each Region.

RAAC Scholarship

deadline April 30


Scholarship fund used to sponsor the CDS Adult Amateur Clinic

Linda O'Carroll Fund


To support junior riders and young riders who are competing at a minimum of Training Level. The Grant money can be used for any dressage educational purpose. If you are interested in a Club 100 Grant, please send an application to the CDS Central Office. Please include a copy of a test at Training Level or above. (As proof of eligibility) Both rider and owner must be members of CDS in good standing to be eligible for grants. Please include a copy of a test at Training Level or above.

The CDS Club 100

no deadline


SIERRA NEVADA 
STACEY BERRY MEMORIAL 
SCHOLARSHIP  $250

DEADLINE APRIL 30

Individual rider scholarship, applicants must be adult amateurs and have competed at First Level or above. Must have been a Sierra Nevada member for at least one year. One may receive this scholarship AND a competition travel grant the same year.