Sugar and Spice Ranch announces Scholarship Contest

BY Jody Dahl | Mon 23 Jan, 2012

Texas dude ranch Sugar & Spice with be holding its third annual scholarship program for Summer 2012. Says Sugar & Spice owner Leigh McCourt: "We have had so much success in getting girls to write and express themselves in the last two years that we have decided to make it an annual tradition. This contest will be for all girls that would like to come to the ranch with their moms, and all past guests of the ranch are encouraged to join in as well."

Sugar and Spice ranch, Texas
Mothers and daughters bond through horses at Texas dude ranch Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice recently announced its branching out into Wyoming, however the program will be run at the Texas ranch only. "The contest will require an essay to be written by the daughter about why she would like to come to the ranch, and what she would expect to get out of being here for a week with her mom," explains Leigh. "The essay should be at least 500 words - it's a thought-provoking exercise and this should be evident in the writing."

The program is a wonderful way to engage the mind, encouraging daughters to look within themselves as to what they intend to get out of such a unique experience with their moms. Mothers are welcome to proof read and help a little, but Leigh stresses she would like the true thoughts to come from the daughters.

"Oh, and one last thing," adds Leigh. "We would really appreciate everyone using the prize they receive. Last year we had two winners who never wound up coming - what a shame for the girls who put so much effort and so much of themselves into this contest. Please allow the girls to reap the rewards of their efforts."

The twist!
For 2012, Sugar and Spice has announced it is going to let fans of The Sugar & Spice Ranch Facebook page to participate in the voting process. Plus, a couple of well-known authors will be helping Leigh in selecting the final winners... Who knows, a budding writer may just be 'discovered'!

The Awards
First Prize: $1000.00 scholarship
Second Prize: $750.00 scholarship
Third Prize: $500.00 scholarship

Age categories

  • 8 and under
  • 9 to 12
  • Over 12s

How to enter
Please email all essays and any pictures you would like to include to , or post to the Sugar & Spice Facebook fan page

The deadline for all entries will be February 15th 2012, and the winners will be announced on March 1st 2012.

Good luck!

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