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$5,000 Scholarship Award

Double D Trailers has since 1997 been producing custom made horse trailers. We are committed to building horse trailers offering superior safety and strength for horses and their human handlers.

At Double D Trailers we are also committed to providing financial assistance to ambitious students. Annually we grant a $5,000 scholarship to a student who sends in to us a scholarship entry that sufficiently meets the requirements outlined on this page.

Student Eligibility

The Double D Trailers annual $5,000 scholarship is accessible to students attending a high school, college or university within the United States and Canada, who are pursuing an engineering design and degree of study as an undergraduate and graduate with a Bachelor's Degree.

There is no cost for entry into the Double D Trailers scholarship.

There is a limitation of one entry per student.

Employees of Double D Trailers are not eligible to win.

Award Payment

The scholarship payment will be forwarded to the college or university attended by the winning student in the form of a co-payable check to offset the subsequent upcoming tuition fee.

Deadline for Entries

12 Noon Eastern on May 1st, annually

Submit Your Entry with the Following Information

Create an engineering design for either a completely new horse trailer or an improvement to an existing horse trailer.

  • Include a statement of the problem identified and a statement of your research.
  • Provide a conceptual drawing and a statement about the feasibility of your design.
  • State clearly your design requirements arrived at after deciding on the feasibility of your design.
  • Develop a detailed design and include it with your submission.
  • Provide a production plan and necessary custom tool designs that are not readily available to purchase.
  • Your submitted design and all associated material documents sent to us with your entry must be patentable and written in the manner and style as one would use to file a patent with the US Patent and Trade Office. Resources and guidance about preparing materials for design patent applications can be found here and utility patent applications here.

How to Send Your Entry

Send an email to scholarship@doubledtrailers.com with your completed entry attached in Microsoft Word or plain text file(s) and in .DWG format.

Include the following information about yourself:

  • Your Full Name
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Mailing Address
  • Your Street Address (if different from mailing address)
  • Your telephone number
  • The Name of Your College or University and Their Mailing Address
  • Your Area of Study
  • Your Planned Graduation Date
  • Photo of You, and Your Horse if You Own or Ride One, Which May be Used for Promotional Purposes

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

All entries become the property of Double D Trailers.

Entry Judging and Conditions

Entries will be judged by Double D Trailers. The student who submits the most unique, well-designed and complete entry will be declared the winner of a $5,000 scholarship. Double D Trailers reserves the right within any calendar year not to award a scholarship in circumstances where all entries submitted are deemed by Double D Trailers to be not unique or if fabrication and manufacturing is not feasible.

The winning student will be announced May 15th on Double D Trailers’ Facebook page.


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