Jan 20, 2021

Worth the Trust Scholarship Will Return in 2022 and 2023

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
Kaley Sapper, pictured here competing with Tuscan Sun at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships, was the recipient of the 2019 Worth the Trust Young Adult Scholarship. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

In 2000 and with the support of Joan Iversen Goswell, the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The funds from the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.

After taking a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USEA is pleased to announce that the Worth The Trust Educational Scholarship will again be awarded at the end of 2021 for the 2022 calendar year and at the end of 2022 for the 2023 calendar year.

In 2020, the Worth the Trust Young Adult and Adult Amateur Scholarships were consolidated into a single educational scholarship available to riders 16 years old or older as of January 1, 2022 who have declared amateur status with the USEA. Applicants for the $4,000 scholarship must complete 10 hours of volunteer work with a national or local charitable organization, any minority/disadvantaged group, or local eventing association or horse trials.

The deadline for submission of applications is October 4, 2021. Applicants should submit an essay explaining why the scholarship is important to him or her, how they intend to use the funds, and their riding and competing experiences.

Apply online or click here to access the printable application.

The recipient of the scholarship will be announced in December at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more information, please contact Nancy Knight at [email protected] or (703) 669-9997.

About the Worth the Trust Scholarship

Since 2000, the Worth the Trust Scholarship has provided financial assistance for young adult amateurs and adult amateurs for the purpose of pursuing continued education in eventing. This scholarship is provided by Joan Iversen Goswell in honor of her horse, Worth the Trust, a 15.3 hand Thoroughbred gelding (Wind and Wuthering x Stop Over Station), who competed successfully for many years, including winning the Kentucky Three-Day Event in 1997 with Karen O'Connor. Click here to read the story of Worth the Trust's 1997 Kentucky Three-Day Event win.

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