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New Jersey Equine Advisory Board Announces $1,000 Scholarship


For Immediate Release: September 20, 2013
Contact: Lynne Richmond 
(609) 633-2954

(TRENTON) -- The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board has announced a $1,000 scholarship to help 4-H and FFA members pursue their equine activities. Members of organizations represented on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board are also eligible. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 16 and reside in the State of New Jersey.

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 January 26, 2014 At Charley’s Other Brother Restaurant in Eastampton. 

Sara, 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, “How horses have affected my life and how horses figure into my future.”  The application can be found at www.jerseyequine.nj.gov/dubininapplicationform.pdf.  Consideration of applications will be weighted upon the candidate’s financial need. 

The deadline to submit the essay is January 2, 2014.  It can be submitted to Lynn Mathews, 609-292-2888 or lynn.mathews@ag.state.nj.us.