CPI ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

 

Eligibility
Riders in grades 8 – 12 entered to participate in the CPI Horse Show. In order to award the scholarship, there must be a minimum of (10) entries in the award contest.

Entry Deadline
The Entry Deadline for the Essay Contest is as follows:

CPI Florida Horse Show Participants: December 1, 2017
CPI Texas Horse Show Participants: February 1, 2018

Award
$500 to the winning essay. The award will be paid to a college, university, trade school or vocational school. Upon enrollment to any of these post-secondary educational schools, a written request from the award winner must be made for payment to the designated school.

Essay Topic
CPI Florida Horse Show Topic: Describe a time in your life when you have either succeeded or failed at reaching a goal? What did you learn from the experience an how has it impacted your life.

CPI Texas Horse Show Topic: What form of media impacts your life the most, and why?

Rules
To avoid disqualification, essays must include a cover sheet that includes

  1. Name and Address
  2. Email address (parent or rider)
  3. Your current grade level
  • DO NOT put your name on any of the pages of the essay, only on the cover sheet; your essay will be disqualified if your name is on any other page
  • Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 3,000 words in length, and double-spaced.
  • Essay must be submitted through the link on this webpage as a WORD file by and must be received by the following deadlines:
    • CPI Florida Horse Show participants must submit by December 1, 2017 no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
    • CPI Texas Horse Show participants must submit by February 1, 2018  no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Essay must be the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification from ALL CPI scholarship contents.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • All entries become the property of the CPI and will not be returned.
  • Winner will be notified at the end of the horse show.
  • Contest winner agrees to allow the CPI to post his or her name on any of the CPI’s affiliated websites.
  • Winner will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.
  • Scholarships must be claimed within 5 Years of completion of high school.

To Enter
Upload your essay by clicking on the correct button below

2018 CPI Florida Horse Show
Essay Submission 

Carly Nasznic - The excitement before it starts

2018 CPI Texas Horse Show
Essay Submission

Alex Daskam - An equestrian's rainbow

Judging
Essay submissions will be judged on style, grammar, spelling, and creativity. The judging committee is comprised of professors, school administrators and business professionals. Essays are evaluated in a blind three-round judging process. Winners’ names are unknown to the judges until after the contest results are finalized.

Right to Cancel or Suspend Contest
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the CPI that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the CPI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If the CPI elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, the CPI will not retain any rights in the submitted essays.

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