Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center

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Sprout Scholarship Application


Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center “Sprout” is a non-profit organization (TAX ID: 27-3045516).  Fees for participating in the programs at Sprout are necessary to help defray the expenses associated with equine assisted therapies. The fees collected cover a small portion of the overall costs associated with maintaining the farm, the equines, and the programs provided at Sprout.


It is the policy of Sprout to provide financial assistance to students in a fair and reasonable, manner.  Sprout is committed to providing financial assistance to students who otherwise do not have the financial means to participate in the programs at Sprout and also meet the requisite criteria.  In addition to filing a Sprout scholarship application, there is an expectation that students through their guardianship will investigate “other” options of financial support, (please see list of other funding sources attached with this application).


To ensure a fair and adequate amount of time is allocated to review of each application, it is required that all applications are submitted on time, thoroughly completed, and accurate.


Scholarship funds are provided for therapeutic participants only.  Riders must have a diagnosis and a physician’s referral to be eligible.


·      Deadline:  Scholarship applications must be submitted on time.  Any application received after the application deadline will not be considered. All applications should be mailed to PO Box 8, Aldie, VA 20105 or emailed to Brooke.Waldron@sproutcenter.org (with the email heading “Scholarship – Name”).

·      Eligibility: Financial information (via tax returns) MUST accompany all applications in order to be considered 

·      Participation: If a student receiving a scholarship misses more than 30% of their lessons, they will not be eligible to re-apply for another scholarship from Sprout [for one calendar year].

Criteria:  Scholarship awards are based on the following guidelines: 

·      Funding: Availability of funds at the time of scholarship application;

·      Student Needs: Profile and needs of the rider;

·      Commitment: Student’s commitment to the riding session, as well as commitment to cover a portion of the cost if a full scholarship is not awarded;

·      Previous Awards. In order to serve as many students as possible, Sprout reserves the right to limit the number of awards/scholarships awarded to the same rider.

Student Information

Parent Information

Financial Information

Why Does Your Student Need Support?

Other Scholarship Opportunities



AWCF provides support for children, of military families, enabling them to participate in therapeutic riding programs in over fifteen states. 


P.O. BOX 877

Silver Spring, MD 20918

Phone: (877) 921-2923

FAX (301) 587-2923

Email: awcf@airwarriorcourage.org

Website: www.airwarriorcourage.org



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4406 Winchester Road
Marshall, Virginia 20115

Website: http://www.thediocese.net/Diocesan_Community/Bloomfield/


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Website:  www.brightstepsforward.org



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Email: info@wepromisefoundation.org

Website: www.wepromisefoundation.org



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