Norah Morris Memorial Scholarship
Criteria for applying for this scholarship are:
- Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate degree. This degree is not necessarily a horse studies or horse related degree.
- Application for this scholarship is not limited to incoming freshmen.
- Recipients of the Norah Morris Scholarship are encouraged to participate in IHSA program or to continue to horse show independently in USEF/NCHJA shows to stay actively involved in the sport.
- The Norah Morris Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate who has demonstrated an ability to successfully balance academic goals with equestrian activities and community involvement.
- Applicants/recipients are invited to apply or reapply on an annual basis.
- Applicants should submit a letter of recommendation from their trainer, coach or other non family member who is familiar with their horse related activities.
2018 Norah Morris Memorial Scholarship
The NCHJA is pleased to award college scholarships to two deserving young people. The Norah Morris Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006, by the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association, in memory of Norah Morris. The scholarship fund, managed by the North Carolina Community Foundation, was established to honor Norah and the Morris family's commitment to equestrian activities and to higher education. Remembering Norah Morris, we thank and congratulate all 12 of our 2018 Norah Morris Scholarship applicants. They are all deserving young people!! Congratulations to our 2018 Norah Morris Memorial Scholarship recipients, Taylor Carmody and Bethany Garrison. Both young ladies have maintained excellent academic records while being involved extensively in equestrian activities and the community.
Taylor Carmody of Raleigh, NC is the recipient of the $1000 Norah Morris Scholarship. Taylor is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School with a 4.6 GPA. Taylor has ridden most of her life and has been involved in showing at 4H shows and competing as a Team Captain in the North Carolina Horse Bowl. She has a strong interest in horse care and has been involved in many volunteer activities in the community. Taylor is on her way to NC State University where she will study Animal Science.
Bethany Garrison is the recipient of the $600 Norah Morris Scholarship. Bethany is a rising senior in the Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Psychology with minors in Medical Anthropology and Creative Writing. Bethany started riding at the age of seven with Amy Hazard. Bethany qualified for the ASPCA Regionals and the USEF Medal Finals her freshman year at Carolina. Bethany is currently balancing her college studies with riding with Juliana Zunde, working on the farm to offset the costs of boarding and riding on the UNC Equestrian Team.
Congratulations to Taylor Carmody and Bethany Garrison!!
Norah Morris Scholarship Endowment