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Out of Arena Scholarship Contests

The National Youth Cutting Horse Association is thrilled to announce the return of the Out of Arena Scholarship contests! Aligned with our mission, we aim to support NCHA Youth members not only in their riding pursuits but also in their personal growth. Eligible members have the chance to vie for $6,000 in scholarships generously provided by the National Youth Cutting Horse Association. These contests encompass various avenues of expression, including art, photography, essay writing, and public speaking, offering youth a platform to showcase their talents beyond the arena.

These contests are open to all NCHA youth members; you do not have to attend the 2024 Great American Insurance Group Summer Cutting Spectacular or the Youth Convention to participate in the contests, with the exception of Public Speaking. Scholarships will be awarded in both Junior and Senior divisions.

Best Sport on Dirt – The National Youth Cutting Horse Association helps youth members reach their full potential by promoting education, healthy decision-making, and promotion of workforce skills. Our sport becomes the Best Sport on Dirt when the next generation of leaders of the National Cutting Horse Association have both the tools and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the future of our organization. What do you think makes cutting the best sport on dirt, and how can you have an impact on bettering the sport for future generations?

  • Junior Art Winner – $500.00
  • Senior Art Winner – $500.00
  • Junior Photo Winner – $500.00
  • Senior Photo Winner $500.00
  • Junior Essay Winner – $500.00
  • Senior Essay Winner – $500.00
  • Junior Public Speaking Winner – $800.00
  • Junior Public Speaking – 2nd – $500.00
  • Junior Public Speaking – 3rd – $200.00
  • Senior Public Speaking Winner – $800.00
  • Senior Public Speaking – 2nd – $500.00
  • Senior Public Speaking – 3rd – $200.00

Forms & Resources

Please be sure to submit form before the June 30, 2024 deadline!


Due Date: June 30, 2024