USEA Announces Roger Haller Scholarships for the Education of Eventing Officials

The USA needs more officials to serve at the highest levels of the sport. Do you want to be an Olympic Judge or Technical Delegate? The Roger Haller Scholarship can help you achieve your aims. Rio Eventing Ground Jury: l-r Sandy Phillips, Andrew Bennie, Marilyn Payne. (Photo courtesy of Helen Christie)

The USA needs more officials to serve at the highest levels of the sport. Do you want to be an Olympic Judge or Technical Delegate? The Roger Haller Scholarship can help you achieve your aims. Rio Eventing Ground Jury: l-r Sandy Phillips, Andrew Bennie, Marilyn Payne. (Photo courtesy of Helen Christie)

The USEA has established two educational scholarships in memory of the late Roger Haller. Designed to provide financial assistance to those licensed officials who are working towards promotion to the “R” license, the “S” license or the FEI licenses. The Roger Haller Scholarship may be used to offset the costs involved in attending the necessary seminars and obtaining the practical experience required to attain promotion to the next level of licensing. The USEA will award scholarships of $5,000 each to two individuals in 2016.

The sport is in urgent need of well trained and committed officials who can serve at the highest international levels of the sport, a need that Roger was aware of and one that concerned him greatly. Increasing the pool of eventing officials was one of the reasons he devoted so much of his time to addressing the shortfall by developing the USEA’s educational programs for officials. We sincerely hope that these annual scholarships bearing Roger Haller’s name will help increase the number of eventing judges and technical delegates qualified to officiate internationally and so ensure the health of the sport for the future.

Eligibility Requirements for the USEA Roger Haller Scholarship
1.    Applicants must be current members in good standing with the USEA & USEF.
2.    Applicants must be current USEF Licensed Officials and at a minimum hold the “r” Status as an Eventing Judge or Technical Delegate. 
3.    Applicants should demonstrate their commitment and plans to upgrade their license to USEF “R”, USEF “S” or FEI 1/2*, FEI 3/4* 
The deadline for applications is October 30th and the two successful applicants will be awarded their scholarships at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, December 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

All those who meet the eligibility requirements listed above are invited to complete the scholarship application here.

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