“As one person I cannot change the world,but I can change the world of one person.”– Paul Shane Spear
The Inspiring HANDS Awards program helps individuals with immediate, financial and special needs by providing them scholarships to attend local summer camps and equestrian centers. Awards offset tuition costs for individuals of all ages to attend special needs summer camp and equestrian therapy in Texas that offer therapeutic supports, adaptive recreation, and a focus on cultivating skills such as independence and values needed for success. The Awards Program hold true to our mission and extend a hand directly, to make a difference in the lives of others who are in need. For further information on Camperships , Riderships and our current partner organizations follow the links below.
Applications are accepted November 1st through March 15th of each year. Applicants must meet the qualification guidelines of and be accepted by the individual pre-approved camp or center prior to applying for the award. Recipients must meet the mission and vision of Inspiring HANDS and are considered by the Selection Committee on a case by case basis. Although camps and centers may be throughout Texas, applicants must reside in Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Hardin,Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend or Waller County, Texas. Final recipients are chosen by the Selection Committee and awarded by May 1st of each year.
Inspiring HANDS is operated by volunteers and fully funded through donations. Sponsorship and donations are critical to the continued success of our programs.
Once awarded, any un-applied Scholarship funds must be used by the intended applicant within one year from the date of original issue or they must be forfeited by the applicant and camp/center and returned to Inspiring HANDS, Inc. The returned funds may be applied to the next applicant in line. The next applicant may or may not be affiliated with the original camp or center as they are pre-determined by the IH Selection Committee upon the original award date.
Inspiring HANDS is a registered 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization. Tax ID No. 47-2675433 Donations made are be tax deductible.
To sponsor a camper or rider Click here
You may also make a general donation throughout the year by using the donate button below