Scholarship Opportunities

The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Norah Morris Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established in 2006 in memory of Norah Morris by the North Carolina Hunter and Jumper Association to honor Norah and the Morris family's commitment to the NCHJA and to higher education. Norah tragically lost her life in a traffic accident in May 2005 while attending an NCHJA sanctioned horse show. She was the youngest of three daughters of Art and Cynthia Morris. Her older sisters, Meghan and Therice were active members in the NCHJA and the family was regularly seen at ringside providing support.

The Norah Morris Memorial Scholarship Endowment, established in memory of Norah Morris and funded by the NCHJA, will award two $1,000 scholarships in 2022. The $1000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals who has participated in equestrian activities, entering college or continuing college education. The Scholarship application is due May 15, 2022.

Click here to link to the Norah Morris Scholarship through the North Carolina Scholarship Foundation

2021 Norah Morris Memorial Scholarship

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 estabished to honor Norah and the Morris family's commitments to higher education, equestrain activities and community service. The NCHJA is proud to offer a $1500 Norah Morris Scholarships for the 2021 school year. Congratulation to our 2021 Norah Morris Memorial Scholarship recipient, Mikhaila Lambert. Mikhaila has maintained excellent academic records while being involved extensively in equestrian actiities and in the community

NCHJA Medal Finals Grants

A $1000 Grant will be given annually to the winner of the E.J. Haun Memorial Medal Finals, the NCHJA Children's Medal Finals, the NCHJA Pony Medal Finals and the Bryan Jones Medal Finals. A $500 Grant will be given annually to the winner of the NCHJA "C" Adult, Children's and Pony Medal Finals Winner. This grant may be used towards equestrian improvement, academic advancement or a combination of both. The winners must submit their request for the funds to be transferred in writing within six (6) months of their win. All Checks will be made to the equestrian program or academic institution. No check will be made to the winner or any member of the family.

NCHJA Equine Scholarship Endowment

The endowment was established in 1999 to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. Preference shall be given to a student from North Carolina pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine, specifically focused on equine medicine.

2021 NCHJA Medal Finals Grant Recipients:

A Circuit:

McKenzie Clayton - E.J. Haun Memorial Medal Finals

Ava Harry - NCHJA Children's Medal Finals

Ruth Exum - NCHJA Pony Medal Finals

Madelyn Van Tiem - Bryan Jones Medal Finals

C Circuit:

Sarah Norman - NCHJA Children's Medal Finals

Ella Nichols - NCHJA Pony Medal Finals

Grace Norman - Adult Medal Finals