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.
2019 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 estabished to honor Norah and the Morris family's commitments to higher education, equestrain activities and community service. The NCHJA is proud to offer two $1000 Norah Morris Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Congratulation to our 2019 Norah Morris Memorial Scholarships recipients. Both young ladies have maintained excellent academic records while being involved extensively in equestrian actiities and in the communityOlivia Skertich - We are proud to award a $1000 Norah Morris Scholarship to Olivia Skertich of Jamestown, NC, a graduate of Ragsdale High School with a 4.4 GPA and extensive community service. Olivia fell in love with horses as a little girls and has shown at NCHJA shows and competed in the NCHJA Medal Finals, with Ann Marie Bosley as her coach. Olivia is on her way to UNC Chapel Hill, where she will study biology and Animal Science, with her goal of continuing in Veterinarian Medicine. In Olivia's words, "I have realized through my love of horses that I want to be able to help creatures that cannot verbalize their needs. The opportunity to share, learn and work with professors and other students will put me one step closer to my goal of Veterinary School." Kaitlyn Grace Forrest - We are proud to award a $1000 Norah Morris Scholarship to Katie Forrest, a graduate of Millbrook Hight School with a 4.1 GPS. Katie has been involved with horses all of her life, spent many hours at Dead Brooke Farm, and has made community service a part of her life. Katie is on her way to NC State University where she will study Animal Science as her first step toward Vet School. In Katie's words, my Dad always told me "Find a career you truly love and you will never work a day in your life". I believe that I have found a passion for the career of Veterinary Medicine that will certainly prove such wise words to be true."
Norah Morris Scholarship Endowment