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Karen Skvarla Fund for Emerging Professionals

Applications will only be accepted through this online form.  The following application form and all required attachments must be received by The Dressage Foundation's office on or before February 15 to be considered. Attachments must be in Word, Excel, or PDF format.

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.

Attachments Needed:

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

Please check that all required fields are complete before submitting. Please contact us at (402) 434-8585 or if you have questions or need assistance.

Contact Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
If under 18 years of age, please provide the contact information for your parent/guardian.
(local, national, international)
(In one sentence)
You will provide additional details below
General Information
(Max 500 words)
(Max 250 words)
Proposed Training/Educational Event
(Max 250 words)
(Max 100 words)
Community Involvement
(Max 100 words)
Specific Grant Fund Questions
Financial Information
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(Max 100 words)
Letters of Recommendation

Attach two letters of recommendation. At least one must be from an individual within the dressage/equestrian industry who can reflect on you as a horseperson, such as an instructor/trainer, judge, GMO leader, or barn owner.

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Signature Page
The Signature Page can be found at the top of this application.
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Important Notes

You will be notified that the application has been received within two business days. If you do not receive email confirmation (please check your spam folder!) that your application has been received, call our office at (402) 434-8585.  Additionally, if you have any questions regarding the application, feel free to contact us. After the grant selection committee has made its final decision, all applicants will be notified. Thank you!