Ravel Education Grants

Created by the USDF National Youth Programs Committee in partnership with Akiko Yamazaki, Ravel’s owner, the Ravel Education Grants were developed as part of the current USDF Shining Star Award program. This program is designed to recognize the most outstanding displays of sportsmanship among USDF youth and is based on the National Youth Programs Committee’s definition of good sportsmanship, qualities Ravel displayed throughout his career: Courage, Respect, Perseverance, and Responsibility. All USDF Shining Star Award recipients who are current USDF Participating Members will be eligible for these grants, which can be used to cover expenses associated with attending an educational dressage event of their choice. Up to four $500 Ravel Education Grants will be awarded each year.

The grants are supported through proceeds generated by sales of licensed jewelry designs of Ravel by Jane Heart Jewelry. Grant recipients will also receive a piece of jewelry in the likeness of Ravel.

2022 Ravel Education Grant Recipients
Paige Dolon, Kempton, PA
Harper Kane, Cornelius, NC
Hayden Kane, Cornelius, NC
Mary Chapman Martin, Opelika, AL

2021 Ravel Education Grant Recipients
Caroline Cadorette, Pownal, ME
Tessa Geven, Cataula, GA
Antonia Santacroce, New Windsor, MD

2020 Ravel Education Grant Recipient
Sarah Feik, Cooperstown, NY

2019 Ravel Education Grant Recipient
Emma Nasados, Minersville, PA

2018 Ravel Education Grant Recipient
Amanda Perkowski, Cream Ridge, NJ

2017 Ravel Education Grant Recipient
Dahlia Jensen, Suffolk, VA

2016 Ravel Education Grant Recipient
Emily Huson, Cornelius, OR
Lauren Martin, Salem, OR
Kylee McKereghan, Sheridan, OR

2015 Ravel Education Grant Recipient
Emily Strickland, Bulverde, TX

2014 Ravel Education Grant Recipients
Angelica Lengyel, Spokane, WA
Jessica Miltimore, Newark, OH
Rebekah Mingari, Crestwood, KY
Kennedi Templeton, Las Vegas, NV

For tips on how to successfully apply for awards and scholarships, please click here.

Questions? Please contact the Youth Liaison at youth@usdf.org or (859) 971-2277.

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