The Delaware Equine Council Foundation announced the deadline for accepting applications for scholarships awarded by the DECF is Jan. 31.

Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each are to be awarded April 6 at the DEC Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet, to be held at the Harrington Moose Lodge.

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a Delaware resident or Delaware Equine Council member; must be enrolled in a Delaware university agriculture program and in good standing or at an equine studies program at a U.S. university and in good standing; must submit a typewritten, 400-word essay, "How I plan to use this course of study to further the equine industry”; and must complete an application, include a transcript of a minimum of one full semester's grades from an accredited university.

Applications are available at

All awards are given without discrimination as to race, sex, or creed.

For more, call 684-3966.