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Therapeutic Horsemanship Scholarship

  • Student must have demonstrated academic excellence.
  • Applying student must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above.
  • Two letters of reference:
    One from a non-related teacher or guidance counselor
    One from your riding instructor or the director of the therapeutic program where you have volunteered
  • Applying student must have documentation of having volunteered at least 50 hours at a PATH Intl. (formerly NARHA) Therapeutic Horsemanship Center.
    or Write a one page paper about a visit you have had to a PATH Intl. Therapeutic Horsemanship Center.
    or Visit the PATH Intl. website ( and research three Therapeutic Horsemanship Centers and write a one page paper about the benefits of each center as presented by their websites.

Letters of reference, documentation of volunteer hours, and one page papers may be sent separately to Lindsey DeCourcey, or mailed to Lindsey DeCourcey, 1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, NC 28352.


  • You must be an applicant of St. Andrews to apply for this scholarship.
  • You must be admitted to St. Andrews to be awarded this scholarship.
  • Please write brief essays to address ONE of the following questions

    1. What is the purpose of therapeutic horsemanship?
    2. After receiving PATH Intl. Instructor Certification, what do you see as the benefits of continuing education?
    3. What ethical dilemmas do you foresee having to face as a Therapeutic Horsemanship professional?
    4. What qualities, characteristics, and qualifications do you think a Therapeutic Horsemanship professional should possess and how do you fit into the model you described?
  • Additional Information

    Remember letters of reference, documentation of volunteer hours, and one page papers may be sent separately to or mailed to Peggy McElveen, 9167 Hasty Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352.