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Important Notes - Gerhard Politz Fund

Please read the grant information and requirements before proceeding

Completed applications and all required documentation must be received by TDF's office on or before the deadlines of January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1 to be considered.

We encourage you to review this application and gather all materials prior to starting the online application process. Once you start, your work cannot be saved. Helpful tip- type your answers into a word document, save, and then copy and paste your answers into this form. The link to download the Word file is available in the right-hand sidebar of this page.

Applications will only be accepted through this online form.  Please contact us at (402) 434-8585 or if you have questions or need assistance.

  • Please download and sign this Signature Page. Attach it to this application at the bottom of this page.

All fields are required, please check before submitting.

Contact Information
First Name
Last Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Postal Code
Professional Information
USDF Instructor/Trainer Program Information
Financial Planning Information
Please upload your detailed budget in PDF, Excel or Word format.
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Reference Letters

Provide two (2) reference letters - one personal letter of recommendation and one dressage/horse industry letter of recommendation. The reference letters must be emailed directly to TDF from the sources ( Letters must be received by TDF on or before the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete.  TDF staff will notify you as letters are received.

Signature Page
Sign and date the signature page, found at the top of the application.
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After you click submit, a notification page will show confirming your application has been received. You will be notified via email that the application has been received within 2 business days. If you do not receive confirmation that your application has been received, please call our office at (402) 434-8585.