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FALL Applications have been extended to November 1st, 2020.

Membership & Scholarship Applications can be found below


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Scholarship Committee Chair: 
Amy Bresky
scholarships@neda.org


NEDA Education Scholarships
The Mission of the NEDA Scholarship Committee is to provide educational opportunities to members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence in the sport as well as service and ambassadorship within this Association. In particular, the committee seeks to support qualified members to take advantage of specific opportunities for advancement with the understanding that the membership and the sport will benefit as a result of the knowledge and experience gained. Deadlines for Scholarship Applications will be April 1st and October 1st. Applications can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in receiving more information about the program, please contact:

As of 2020, NEDA is pleased to include the Priscilla Endicott Award to the scholarship process.

Priscilla Endicott established NEDA in 1972 with the primary purpose of actively supporting the sport of Dressage and promoting exceptional educational opportunities. In light of this commitment, Priscilla’s family has established a fund in order to support an exceptional candidate’s efforts to further their Dressage education. NEDA cannot express how appreciative the organization is for this opportunity to enhance the scholarship program for our membership.

What we’ve often heard is that NEDA scholarships, while helpful and certainly appreciated by all, don’t necessarily support certain goals and programs that have higher costs associated with them. Therefore, the Endicott Scholarship would be awarded as an add-on to the current scholarship amounts. This will be an addition on the scholarship application* The Priscilla Endicott Scholarship provides an exceptional applicant with additional funds to be used not only for educational purposes but also for expenses related to travel, living, transportation, etc. The application will require the applicant to tell us how likely they would be to pursue their goals without financial assistance.

The Endicott award of $4000.00 will be given once a year in the fall. All those who have applied for a NEDA scholarship and are qualified within the calendar year will be eligible. If the committee deems another applicant equally qualified, they may divide the award at their discretion.

Here is an outline of the criteria for this award.
- The Endicott Fund will provide a Priscilla Endicott Scholarship Award to be distributed to support the serious seeker of Dressage education and the application should reflect the applicant’s intent and purpose. The funds may be used by
the awardee to cover costs not otherwise funded by the scholarship they have already received (ex. travel, living, transportation, etc).
- The Endicott award will be available to applicants in all NEDA Scholarship categories as long as they meet the additional qualifications and requirements outlined below:
- The applicant must be a NEDA member in good standing for a minimum of five years and active volunteer supporting the sport of Dressage.
- The applicant must have completed a minimum of 20 hours of volunteering for NEDA.
- The committee will base their decision most heavily on the applicants stated goals, the proposed way to give back to NEDA and the likelihood that the applicant could achieve the goal without financial help. 

The committee expects the awardee to reach out to the Scholarship Chair upon completion with a concrete plan supporting their intended contribution to NEDA. 

In order to determine an award recipient, after all the candidates have been evaluated, the committee will consider any that stand out and have met the additional criteria stated here. If you’ve already started the process and you meet these criteria, you should download the application that includes the additional Priscilla Endicott Award.

We thank Priscilla and her family for their continued generosity and their support of the aspiring riders in our sport!

The Ann Villani Memorial Award
Who could you nominate for this special award?

The Mission of the Ann Villani Memorial Award is to provide a once in a lifetime award in memory of a truly gifted individual who saw her commitment to anything equine as a way of life. Nominations for this $1,000 award are due October 1. Click Here for full details.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship Fund. NEDA relies upon private contributions to keep this vital program available. Any donations can and will make a difference! Make checks payable to the "NEDA Scholarship Fund" or donate on-line on this web site.
On-line Scholarship Donations

MEMBERSHIP DOCUMENTS

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2021 On-Line Membership Renewal / Registration Link Administration 8/28/2020
2021 Mail In Membership App ~ Fillable DOCX (86.95 KB)  more ] Administration 8/28/2020
2021 Mail In Membership Application PDF (1.17 MB)  more ] Administration 8/28/2020
Printable ~ NEDA Member Spotlight Questionnaire PDF (187.19 KB)  more ] Administration 4/7/2016

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Scholarship Application PDF (487.95 KB)  more ] Administration 3/25/2020
Scholarship Application DOCX (63.79 KB)  more ] Administration 3/25/2020
Ann Villani Nomination PDF (246.32 KB) Administration 1/14/2016
Ann Villani Nomination DOC (1.14 MB) Administration 1/14/2016
Scholarship Application DOC (113.5 KB)  more ] Administration 3/25/2020
Mission Statement & Guidelines DOC (31.5 KB) Administration 5/25/2013
Mission Statement & Guidelines PDF (25.44 KB) Administration 5/25/2013
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