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MSOA accepting scholarship applications

04:16 AM 14 Apr 2021 NZST
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WASHINGTON, PA -  April 13, 2021 -- The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 MSOA Collegiate Scholarships.

Thanks to the help of many harness racing partners, this year will feature one of the most lucrative scholarship pools in the lengthy history of the program, with nearly $20,000 available to the winners. New contributors include Burke Racing, The Meadows and Diamond Creek Farm.

"At a time when many families have been dealing with the loss of racing opportunities due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are very happy to be able to offer this type of financial assistance to our college students," said MSOA President Rich Gillock.

This year's scholarships include:

$5,000 MSOA Board of Directors Collegiate Scholarship;

$5,000 Burke Racing Scholarship;

$4,300 Andover Hall Scholarship (donated by Hanover Shoe Farms);

$2,500 CSC Insurance Options Scholarship;

$1,100 Bolt The Duer Scholarship (donated by Winbak Farms);

$1,000 The Meadows Racetrack Scholarship;

$1,000 Diamond Creek Farm Scholarship.

Applicants must be a son or daughter of an owner, trainer, driver or groom who has participated in harness racing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on a regular basis over the two years preceding the application. Said parent must be a member of the MSOA, and the applicant must be at least a senior in high school. One application covers all available scholarships.

Applications, which must be postmarked by May 14 and returned to the MSOA office, can be found at this link: MSOA Scholarship Application 2021.

An independent committee at the Harness Horse Youth Foundation will review the applications and determine the winners of each individual award.

by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

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