The National Saddle Clubs Association Inc. annually sponsors scholarships for outstanding youth. The scholarships are perpetuated through memorial funds, endowments, state and club donations, and individual donations.
Any qualified youth will be provided scholarship application forms upon request. The scholarship committee will carefully review applications.
These scholarships will be awarded annually at the National O-Mok-See Awards Banquet.
The grants from the NSCA Scholarship Fund will be payable to an institution in which the recipient wishes to further his or her educational endeavors and shall be nontransferable from the person receiving the award. If a scholarship has been awarded and the recipient has not entered an institution of higher education within four (4) years from graduating from high school, the NSCA will resend the scholarship and return the funds to the NSCA Scholarship Fund. Exceptions will be made in the case of sabbatical, mission, or military service, in which case the NSCA Secretary must be notified prior to the four-year expiration.
Any boy or girl meeting the following requirements will be an eligible nominee for the Scholarship Award: A member of a NSCA family who is either a current high school student, or attending an institute of higher learning such as a Trade School, Junior College, University, etc.
The application must be made on an official application form and must be filled out and signed by the person applying for the scholarship. Two (2) letters of personal recommendation as to the applicant's scholastic ability and general character should be attached to the application. It is to each applicant's advantage to submit a very complete, neat, and informative application because of the competition and degree of acquired skills.
Selection for this scholarship are to be done by a committee of four (4) NSCA members from four (4) different states that are not related to any of the scholarship applicants for that year that will be appointed annually. The committee will review the applications and may, if they choose, request a personal interview with the applicants.
Point guidelines as follows:
NSCA Activities 25 points
Scholastic Aptitude 15 points
Aims & Goals 15 points
School & Community Activities 15 points
Motivation 15 points
Leadership Skills 10 points
General Impression 5 points
Scholarship General Information
All applications must be returned to the NSCA Secretary, postmarked by June 14th 2017, to be considered for these scholarships.
Duties of Reigning Royalty
1. Reigning Royalty shall make every effort to attend the NSCA's annual business meeting. Reigning Royalty shall attend the following year's National O-Mok-See.
2. Royalty shall ride in at least one home state/town parade as an NSCA representative.
3. Perform at least two to five hours of community service in their home state/town as an NSCA representative. This should include anything that exposes the public to the sport of O-Mok-See and could entail speaking at local grade schools, local radio programs or state/county fairs, etc.
4. Reigning Royalty are encouraged to keep a record of the duties they perform during the year so that they may report what they have done during the next NSCA National O-Mok-See.
5. Reigning Royalty shall perform fund raising for the Royalty and Scholarship programs.