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HHYF Scholarships

Applicants for HHYF scholarships must be at least high school seniors and preferably under the age of 25. The selection criteria for all of the scholarships include demonstrated scholastic achievement, including but not limited to the applicant’s GPA; financial need; completeness of application; and quality of essay (where applicable). The application deadline is April 30.

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The available scholarships and their requirements are as follows:


The Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship
Sponsored by Martin Scharf
Stipend of up to $15,000

About Gallo Blue Chip

Applicant must be child of harness horse trainer or caretaker licensed in New York, New Jersey and/or Pennsylvania in the year of application. Applicant must also have been raised and/or reside in the three-state region and at least a senior in high school. Students pursuing graduate degrees are not eligible.

 2017  Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship Application



Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship
Stipend of up to $2,500


About Curt Greene


For students who have demonstrated a passion for harness racing and have financial need. Applicant may or may not be pursuing a career in harness racing industry. Applicant must be at least a high school senior.


 2017 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship Application



 The Sweet Karen Alumni Scholarship
Stipend of up to $1,500

Applicants must have previously attended an HHYF youth, leadership or HRYL summer program or a family weekend event. Amount and number of scholarships issued is at the discretion of the selection committee.The scholarship honors HHYF trotter and Facebook sensation Sweet Karen.  Learn more about her at www.facebook.com/HHYFSweetKaren/


2017 Sweet Karen Scholarship Application


Further scholarship information is available by writing the Harness Horse Youth Foundation at 16575 Carey Road, Westfield, IN, 46074; by calling HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor at 317-908-0029; or by emailing her at ellen@hhyf.org