Youth Scholarship

Youth Scholarship!

Building a strong youth community is part of the mission of Gem State Stock Horse Association. That’s why we’ll be continuing our tradition of awarding one of our youth participants with a scholarship. Eligibility rules are listed below.

The application consists of a written component along with a volunteer requirement.


– You must be 18 or under, but there is no minimum age.

– You have been involved with GSSHA during 2023

– It is not required that you show with GSSHA to qualify–volunteer work and clinic participation apply!

– Applicants and award winners from previous years are welcome to apply again.

You must volunteer at a minimum of one show and attend at least one board meeting — generally held in Caldwell the first Tuesday of every month. Contact us for details!


The scholarship amount will be $500-$1000*.

We’ll announce the winner and the scholarship amount at the banquet in January 2024.

* Final amount will be determined by the GSSHA Board of Directors

Written Component: What We're Looking For

Or, how to make a good entry:

– Full, detailed answers to all questions–treat this like a job or college application and think it through!
– Don’t feel like your answers have to be horse related.

Deadlines/How to Apply

Please contact the Board of Directors by email to express your interest in volunteering and attending a meeting.

We’ll open the application for the writing portion after the conclusion of our 2023 show season. Stay tuned for deadlines!