Did you know that the USEA Foundation currently administers 15 grants and scholarships designed to help event riders reach their goals? From funds used to assist juniors have access to additional training to aiding up-and-coming riders fund international competition to helping adult amateurs gain education, the current grant opportunities offered by the USEA Foundation has something for almost everyone.
The Haller Scholarship for the Education of Eventing Officials was established in 2016 in memory of the late Roger Haller and his wife, the late Ann Haller. Designed to provide financial assistance to licensed officials who are working towards promoting to the “R” license, the “S” license, or FEI licenses, the Haller Scholarship for the Education of Eventing Officials provides $5,000 scholarships to qualified applicants.
Throughout his lifetime, Roger Haller made immense contributions to the development and implementation of the USEA’s educational programs. It was important to Roger that the next generation of eventers participate in the sport in a whole new way and in order to support eventing and shape the next generations to come. One of his critical observations was the dwindling pool of US “R”, “S”, and FEI officials and the need to continue to satisfy the growing number of competitions by having a readily available group of qualified, licensed officials. The Haller Scholarship for the Education of Eventing Officials works to increase the number of eventing judges and technical delegates who are able to officiate internationally.
What You Need to Know
Applications are due on October 15th for the current year. Applicants must be current members, in good standing with the USEA and USEF, be current USEF Licensed Officials, and at minimum hold an “r” license as an eventing judge, course designer, or technical delegate.
The Haller Educational Scholarship is awarded at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December each year.
Previous Recipients of the Haller Educational Scholarship
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