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Youth > AMHyA Youth Scholarship

Each year, AMHA recognizes its youth or former youth members on the basis of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities, including community service, involvement with AMHA and personal references. An interview may be included in the selection process, and applicants are asked to write an essay, which includes information about school experiences, special interests, hobbies and AMHA activities. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage, support and recognize participation in all aspects of AMHA.


  • Must be a current AMHA member, and have been for at least three years, no older than 18 and no younger than a Senior  in High School. Former AMHyA members must be currently enrolled in higher education. Past AMHA Scholarship winners are not eligible to apply.

  • Outside judges (chosen by the Youth Coordinator and/or Youth Committee) will review the application and choose the winners. Spelling, grammar, neatness and actual content of the essay will be factors in the selection process, as well as other criteria on the application. Only complete applications will be considered.

  • Scholarship(s) will be awarded and announced at the AMHA World Championship Show.

  • Funds must be requested no later than 36 months after a winner has been announced at the AMHA World Show. If recipient does not attend a higher education institute and submit for funds, scholarship pay out will be null and void after the 36 months.

  • In order to receive funds, the recipient must submit an official bill issued by the institution of attendance to the AMHA Finance Office. AMHA will then issue funds directly to the institute to cover the cost of the bill up to, and not exceeding, the amount of the scholarship awarded. If the bill is less than the amount awarded, the remaining funds can be used by the recipient in the same manner in the following consecutive year/semester or the remaining funds will be forfeited.

Application Deadline is  September 1st - Please fill out and send your completed application, essay and 3 character references to:


   c/o Youth Coordinator

   5601 S Interstate 35 W

   Alvarado, TX 76009



  • Two youth of any age can apply in each region (Eastern, Central, Western). Each scholarship will be $250.  Forms are due June 1st to the two co-chairs of the Youth Committee. Once the winners have been selected, they will get paid in the form of "Show Bucks" and each Buck will be $25.

  • Must be a current AMHA member and in good standing

  • Must attend two AMHA sanctioned shows

  • The “Show Bucks” must be used by the end of the year that you receive them.

  •  Please fill out application in its entirety

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1st by mail or email to either:

    • ​Aimee Davis
      2845 English Road
      Chino Hills, CA 91709

  • If there are more than two applicants per region, 􀆟ties will be broken by show points, how many shows you attend, or if you’re attending your regional show

  • This show scholarship will be awarded as “AMHA Show Bucks” and can be used at any AMHA sanctioned show, AMHA entry fees, AMHA tack vendors and professional AMHA photographers. If you would like to use your “Show Bucks” in any other capacity, you must get it approved by the Youth Committee.

For any questions please email or call 817.783.5600.

Pledges are currently being accepted for the Scholarship Program. If you are interested in contributing, you can pay by check or donate thru the AMHA secure online payment site. Any pledge amount would be appreciated.

Checks are payable to:

 AMHA Youth Scholarship Fund

 Mail to: American Miniature Horse Association
5601 S. Interstate 35W
Alvarado , TX 76009


Youth Scholarships - Academic and Show

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