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Deadline Reminder For SBOANJ 2012 Scholarships

Published: June 12, 2012 3:30 pm ET

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Applications for the 2012 Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey college scholarships must be submitted and postmarked by June 25, 2012.

Scholarships, which can range from $2,500 to $5,000, 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.

All scholarship winners and their families will be invited to a night at the races at the Meadowlands where they will be recognized for their accomplishment in the winner’s circle and have a complimentary dinner on a date determined after the selection is completed.

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.


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