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Applications for the Maryland Racing Media Association’s 2012 scholar­ship program are being accepted through Sept. 14.
With the support of industry donors and organi­zations, MRMA has dis­tri­buted approximately $30,000 annually to scholar­ship recipients over the past decade. Those interested in applying must either be backstretch employees, work on a Thor­oughbred farm or with an equine vet clinic in Maryland.

Submissions need to include an employer’s letter of recommendation and a second reference from an individual who is a licensed or recognized member of the Maryland racing industry. Scholarship application forms may be found at www.mdhorsemen.com.
The scholar­ships will be distributed on the evening of Oct. 13 at MRMA’s annual crab feast and awards dinner, to be held in the Carriage Room at Laurel Park.
MRMA will also present its awards that evening, with longtime Maryland owner and breeder Howard Bender to receive the organization’s highest honor, the Humphrey S. Finney Award, for lifetime contri­butions to the Maryland horse racing industry.
Trainer Hamilton Smith and Skeedattle Associates will be presented the Nancy Alberts Achievement Award, given in recognition of achievement for the past year. And receiving the News­maker Award will be Maryland Jockey Club racing secretary Georganne Hale, for her work with the creation of the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show.
Tickets for the crab feast are $60 apiece, or $550 for a table of 10. A silent auction of racing memorabilia to help fund the scholarship program will also be conducted.
For tickets, contact Ted Black at (301) 459-4408 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For applications: http://mdhorsemen.com/flyers/2012ScholarshipApplication.pdf

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