2024 Youth Bursary Application

Deadline: 4:00 pm February 20, 2024

The OE Youth Bursary supports young equestrians from all disciplines who are OE members, full-time high school students, and who demonstrate that financial resources or personal hardship are a significant impediment to reaching their equestrian goals. Five – $1,000 bursaries will be awarded in 2024 to the recipients selected by the OE Youth Bursary Selection Committee.

To qualify for OE’s Youth Bursary, applicants must:

  • be enrolled full-time in an Ontario high school and no older than 17 as of December 31, 2024.
  • the applicant and coach must hold a valid 2024 OE membership.

A qualified candidate must submit the following:

  • a completed application form before the deadline of 4:00 pm February 20, 2024;
  • a 500-word essay describing:
    1. the applicant’s interest and experience with horses; and
    2. what the applicant intends to do with the bursary funds if they are a successful candidate;
    3. a description of volunteer activities;
  • a digital photo of the applicant with their horse (will be used for recipient announcement);
  • a letter of reference from the applicant’s coach, trainer, or clinician with whom you have worked during the past 12 months; and
  • a copy of the applicant’s current interim report card (i.e. fall 2023)

All information provided will remain strictly confidential.