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Florida Writers accepting scholarship applications

09:25 AM 09 May 2014 NZST
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Steve Wolf, the newly appointed president of the Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Racing Writers Association (USHWA), has announced that the chapter is now accepting applications for its 2014 Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship Awards.

The scholarship fund was established in memory of Allen J. Finkelson, the former Vice President of Public Relations at Pompano Park and longtime Chairman of the Board of the national USHWA organization. Preference for these scholarship awards will be given to a student majoring in journalism, communications or equine related studies. On average there have been up to $3,000 awarded annually in scholarship money.

Applicants must be a resident of the State of Florida and currently accepted or enrolled in a fully accredited college or university in the United States. Criteria for selection include community service, academic achievement, and leadership. Applicants must have demonstrated scholastic ability with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 and show evidence of community service and leadership through certificates, awards and/or letters of commendation.

Fully completed applications must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2014, for consideration of a September 2014 award. Recipients may reapply annually for a maximum of four years.

Applications should be submitted/addressed to the Florida Chapter USHWA, Scholarship Committee, 3508 Sahara Springs Blvd,  Pompano Beach, FL 33068. For more information or to receive an application on the internet, contact Steven Wolf via email at  or Thomas H. Hicks at

Thomas H. Hicks, for Florida Chapter USHWA

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