Katie Eick, of Farmingdale, New Jersey, has been selected as the recipient of the Curt Greene Memorial and the Sweet Karen Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year.
“It’s tough to find a better recipient than Katie for our awards,” said Adam Bowden, HHYF President. “She attended her HHYF first camp when she was 12 with no racing background on a Girl Scout scholarship. Since then, she has participated at nearly every level of HHYF activities with an enthusiastic attitude and now she looks to put her college degree to work in the industry. She’s a hard worker and an excellent example of our mission. She’s definitely on the top of the ‘HHYF makes a difference’ list.”
Katie will be entering her senior year at Rutgers University in the fall, pursuing a BS degree in Animal Science concentrating in Equine Science with a minor in Digital Communications. She has been on the Dean’s List each college semester and was recently promoted to the Company Supervisor of the Community Service Office Program at Rutgers.
According to Katie, “Not only has HHYF had a positive influence on my life, but it has changed my entire life….without HHYF, I would not have met my best friends or been introduced to the sport that is slowly consuming my life in the best way possible or have traveled to some of my favorite towns…I am so thankful for all of the people I have met as well as the places and opportunities horse racing has led me to whether it be directly or indirectly.”
The Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship is open to students who have a passion for harness racing and have financial need. The Sweet Karen Scholarship is designed to specifically assist former participants of HHYF summer programs. The new 2022-23 applications will be posted at https://hhyf.org/scholarships/ later this fall. For more information, contact the HHYF office at 317.908.0029 or email@example.com.
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976; its programs include interactive learning experiences with racehorses as well as offering scholarships and creating and distributing educational materials related to harness racing.