MHHA Scholarship


These criteria will be used in selecting scholarship recipients from funding established by Michigan Harness Horsemen Association annual meeting auction, other fundraisers, and by contributions made by the membership.

Criteria may include, but are not limited to the following: academic performance, financial need, strong leadership skills, character, motivation, community service, and knowledge of the harness racing industry.  Individual past achievements, community involvement, and other experiences are included in the essay portion of the application.

Each applicant must have knowledge of and show, and demonstrate how the racing industry has impacted his/her life. The application should describe the candidate’s connection to racing and what they have learned about Standardbred horses and racing.

Recipients of scholarships must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. They may be pursuing a career of their choice.

Scholarships are available to MHHA members, and dependents or immediate family members- including step-children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews- of living or deceased members that are/or have been MHHA members for two years in good standing.

The scholarship committee consists of two board members and one horseman of the general membership or racing official that has knowledge of the industry.

Applicants are eligible for Scholarship awards for four years, which may or may not be consecutive years earned.

Annual Application Deadline:  April 15th. 

All application forms and transcripts from the applicant’s high school or college must be postmarked no later than April 15th and mailed to the MHHA @ 101 S. Washington Square Suite# 300 Lansing, MI 48933.

You can download the paper application here or fill out the online form here.