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Equine Scholarship Offered to 4-H and FFA Members

The Hunterdon County 4-H Drill Team participates in the Lebanon Borough 4th of July Parade Credits: Lillian Shupe

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help New Jersey 4-H and FFA members pursue their equine activities.

Members of organizations represented on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board also are eligible. Applicants must be New Jersey residents between the ages of 15 and 19.

The Sara Dubinin Scholarship, in memory of Sara Dubinin who loved horses, will be presented at the New Jersey Bred Equine Breeder Awards Luncheon on Jan. 28, 2018 at O’Connors Restaurant (formerly Charleys Other Brother) in Eastampton.

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Dubinin, a Sayreville resident, graduated from Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy in 2006. The 19-year-old was attending Middlesex County College when she succumbed to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in September of 2007.

Those interested in receiving the scholarship must submit an application form including an essay on, “your dream of a future that involves horses and how you plan to turn your dream into a reality.” The application can be found at www.jerseyequine.nj.gov/dubininapplicationform.pdf.

The deadline to submit the essay is Jan. 12, 2018.  It can be submitted to Lynn Mathews at lynn.mathews@ag.nj.gov. She can also be contacted at 609-292-2888.

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