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NJ Scholarship Details Announced

Published: April 16, 2015 11:47 am ET

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It has been announced that the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and the Backstretch Community Assistance Program will once again offer college scholarships in 2015 to the sons and daughters of New Jersey horsepeople.

The deadline for applications is June 15.

Scholarships, valued at a total distribution of $7,500, are for qualified students who plan to attend a two or four-year college or university, who are the son or daughter of a full-time participant in New Jersey harness racing or are themselves a full-time participant in New Jersey harness racing. Only one candidate per household will be considered, and there is a lifetime cap of $10,000 per individual.

The applicant must have taken either the SAT or ACT test, be accepted to or attend a college or university and fill out the SBOANJ’s Scholarship Award application. Financial need, student involvement in community work, extracurricular academic activities, evidence of strong character and leadership and interest in the equine industry will all be considered.

Applications and requirements are available on the SBOANJ website ( or at Freehold and the Meadowlands (see Horsemen’s Rep Linda Goss), the Backstretch Community Assistance Program offices at the Meadowlands and Showplace Farms (see Dr. Chris Samaha) and the SBOANJ office at 64 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726.

To access the application form, which includes additional information, click here.

(With files from the SBOANJ)

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