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New Jersey Equine Advisory Board Announces $1,000 Scholarship

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2015
Contact: Lynne Richmond
(609) 633-2954 

(TRENTON) -- The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help 4-H and FFA members pursue their equine activities. Members of organizations represented on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board also are eligible. Applicants must be New Jersey residents between the ages of 15-19.

The Sara Dubinin Scholarship, in memory of Sara Dubinin who loved horses, will be presented at the New Jersey Bred Equine Breeder Awards Luncheon on January 24, 2016 at O’Connors Restaurant (formally Charleys Other Brother) in Eastampton. 

Sara, a Sayreville resident, graduated from Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy in 2006.  The 19-year-old was attending Middlesex County College when she succumbed to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in September of 2007. 

Those interested in receiving the scholarship must submit an application form including an essay on, “How horses have affected my life and how horses figure into my future.”  The application can be found at  Consideration of applications will be weighted upon the candidate’s financial need. 

The deadline to submit the essay is January 2, 2016.  It can be submitted to Lynn Mathews, 609-292-2888 or