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Horse Schools, The International Guide to Universities, Colleges, Preparatory and Secondary Schools and Specialty Equine Programs, by Angelia Almos. See the 11-page chapter listing scholarships from various equestrian organizations.
Schools with Intercollegiate Horse Show Association teams:
American Hackney Horse Society Scholarship- Another breed specific member of the equestrian scholarships family is via the American Hackney Horse Society. The American Hackney Horse Society is focused on promoting riding of and explaining the beauty of the American Hackney Horse. It is no wonder, then, that this organization offers a scholarship specific to its riders. The American Hackney Horse Society Scholarship offers up to twenty-five hundred dollars in financial assistance for those that meet all eligibility and application requirements. To apply, an application must be completed and proof of riding history established. Further, explanation of financial need as well as love of the animal, equestrianism, and more must also be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scholarship committee.
American Connemara Pony Society Scholarship - Those that compete in equestrian sports, like so many activities that require years of practice in order to master, often begin at a young age. There are several different societies and groups that are specifically dedicated to the development of these young riders. One such organization is the junior division of the American Connemara Pony Society. Those junior members that participate in Connemara riding and are interested in earning money for college can apply via this one of the equestrian scholarships. In order to be eligible, riders must be eighteen years of age or younger as of January 1st of the application year and they must be able to provide proof of their age and riding abilities.
American Quarter Horse Association Scholarships - The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) scholarships help students who are involved in the organization. They must demonstrate financial need and achieve specific academic goals.
AQHF Racing Scholarship Program - Ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 in value, the AQHF Racing Scholarship Program is held annually by the American Quarter Horse Association for college students who are studying equine studies or a related major for a career in the horse racing industry. Eligible candidates must be accepted at an accredited college, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, have experience in horse racing, and exhibit financial need. Funding can be applied to two or four-year degree programs.
Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship - Established by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF), the Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship will deliver $2,500 each year to honor the legacy of an enthusiastic racer in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Communicator’s Corner. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, plan to enroll as full-time undergraduate students, be majoring in equine studies, and express a keen interest in a harness racing industry career. Parents’ IRS tax returns must be attached to the application to demonstrate financial need.
Genevieve C. Geeve Scholarship Fund - The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has created the Genevieve C. Geeve Scholarship Fund to provide $500 for graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an undergraduate degree program for equestrian science, horse husbandry, and/or related studies. Qualified applicants must reside in Maine, be accepted at any U.S. higher learning institution, show academic merit, have financial need, and be actively involved in horse-related volunteer or community service.
Kentucky Equine Education Project Scholarships - For $1,000 apiece, the Kentucky Equine Education Project Scholarships are bestowed upon five outstanding full-time junior or senior undergraduate students who are receiving a bachelor’s degree in equine studies. To qualify, applicants must be attending an approved Kentucky university or college, be KEEP members, carry a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, submit official transcripts, attach two references, have unmet financial need, and show evidence of involvement in Kentucky’s horse industry.
Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship - For up to $5,000 per year, the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship is bestowed upon a Washington resident attending an in-state college to pursue a degree in equine science, racetrack management, equine business, pasture management, or pre-veterinary equine medicine. Qualified students must carry a minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA and have an annual household income under $75,000 or financial independence. Online applications should be accompanied by a 500-word essay, two recommendation letters, official transcripts, and FAFSA forms.
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