Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship

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The United States Harness Racing Writers Association (USHWA) is proud to offer the 2019 Allen J. Finkelson scholarship.  The scholarship fund was established in memory of Hall of Famer Allen J. Finkelson, the former Vice President of Public Relations at Pompano Park and longtime Chairman of the Board of the national USHWA organization.

Award amount:  Up to $3,000

Scholarship Criteria (See application for full details)

  • Preference for these scholarship awards will be given to a student majoring in journalism, communications or veterinarian related studies.
  • Applicants must be a resident of the state of Florida and currently accepted or enrolled in a fully accredited college or university in the United States. Criteria for selection include community service, academic achievement, and leadership.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated scholastic ability with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and show evidence of community service and leadership through certificates, awards and/or letters of commendation.
  • Fully completed applications must be postmarked no later than June 3, 2019, for consideration of a July 2019 award. Recipients may reapply annually for a maximum of four years.

Application: 2018 Allen J. Finkelson scholarship application

Applications should be submitted/addressed to the

Florida Chapter USHWA, Scholarship Committee
3508 Sahara Springs Blvd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069.

For more information or to receive an application on the internet, contact via e-mail to Thomas H. Hicks at or Steven Wolf at

Deadline: June 3, 2019

Scholarship funds will be disbursed during the 2020-2021 Fall semester. Students applying must be actively enrolled during the disbursement semester.