Norah Morris Scholarship Fund

The North Carolina Community Foundation Norah Morris Scholarship Fund was established in 2006.  The NCHJA established the scholarship in memory of Norah Morris to honor her 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 of 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 2024. Each $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a North Carolina resident who has participated in equestrian activities and is newly entering college or continuing their college education. The Scholarship application period opens on February 15 ,2024, with an application deadline of due May 15, 2024.

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.

2023 NCHJA Medal Finals Grant Recipients
  • Sally Ives – EJ Haun Memorial Medal
  • Claudia Smith – NCHJA Children’s Medal
  • Addison Ketner – NCHJA Pony Medal
  • Emily Grace Swinson – Bryan Jones Memorial Medal

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.