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Scholarship Guidelines

Deadline for submission for 2020 Applications:

  • Postmarked by October 28, 2020

  • Emailed by November 1, 2020

No late applications will be accepted.


Program Goals: To recognize members for their riding achievements and to appreciate members for their continued support of the chapter.


  • Must have an active CDS Foothills Chapter membership in good standing.

  • Must be a Junior or Young rider per USDF regulations for Jr/Yr Scholarships.

  • Must be an Adult amateur per USEF Article GR1306 for Adult Amateur Scholarships.

  • Must be an Open rider per USDF regulations for Open Scholarships.

  • Vintage rider must be 60 years or older and competed at the Foothill Chapter rated show.

  • Must be a Para rider per USDF regulations for Para Rider Scholarship.

  • Must have volunteered a minimum of 6 hours at Foothill Chapter events from Nov 1st 2019-October 31st 2020. A list of suggested volunteer events and duties is provided at the end of application. 

Application Proceedure

  • "General Application" and "Authorization Form" are required for all applicants.

  • Each scholarship has additional requirements found on their corresponding applications.

  • Sportsmanship scholarships will require a nomination by a CDS Trainer.

  • Applications can be submitted by:

    • email to Anjali Daryani at  no later than Nov 1, 2020.

    • or mail to 3707 Abby Court, Rockin, 95765 postmarked no later than Oct 28, 2020.

  • Late applications will not be considered.

  • Awards will be announced at the Foothill Chapter Holiday Banquet in December 2020. You do not have to be present to receive awards.

Selection Proceedure

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed by the Foothill Chapter Scholarship Committee.

  • The final decision will be made by the Foothill Chapter Board.

  • Raffle Drawing Award will be chosen at the Foothill Chapter Holiday Banquet.


  • Determined by the amount of funds raised each year.

  • Maximum 2 scholarships may be awarded to each rider (not including Raffle drawing and Jr/Yr Community scholarships) per year.

  • Awards will be provided to recipient as a reimbursement. Receipt will be required.

  • Funds must be used towards clinics, showing, lessons, and continuing education. A more detailed list is provided at the end of application.

  • Award must be used within a 12-month period or funds will be voided.

  • Recipient must be a Foothill Chapter member at the time funds are used.

  • Awards are non transferable except from parents to children under the age of 12. CDS member parents can apply for open or adult awards only.

  • Recipients may be required to write an article of no less than 500 words for the Foothill Chapter newsletter or other social media and marketing. 

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