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Available Equine Scholarships

American Morgan Horse Association

  • Alex Mooney Memorial Scholarship-Academic: $5,000
    Deadline: 6/30/2021
    Description: For students who are entering or are currently enrolled in accredited colleges, universities, community colleges, trade or technical schools. Considerations will be given to academic achievement, financial need, community service and personal attributes.
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American Saddlebred Horse Association Scholarships

  • ASHA Youth Scholarships:
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Description: Scholarships are awarded only to high school graduates or those students whose graduation is imminent. Click here for more information. 

American Paint Horse Association Foundation Scholarships

  • Academic Scholarship: 53 academic scholarships each year, that's $1,000 per year/renewable for four years.
    Deadline: 4/1/2021
    Description: This scholarship is available to hard-working young horsemen and women you see striving every day to be the best both in the horse show arena and in their academic pursuits.
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National Reining Horse Youth Association Scholarships

  • Youth Scholarships: $13,000 in academic and need-based scholarships for 8 NRHyA members
    Deadline: 3/1/2021
    Description: The Reining Horse Foundation is committed to providing leadership and scholarship opportunities to enable youth to further excel in their future careers and competition.
    Click here for more information. 

Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association (ISSRA) Scholarships

  • ISSRA Scholarship: $1,500
    Deadline: 11/1/2021
    Description: The ISSRA scholarship will be given to an undergraduate-full time student participating on an Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association team and is applicable to the school of their choice.
    Click here for more information. 

Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation Scholarships

  • The Jack Fritz Memorial Award:
    Deadline: 2/21/2021
    Description: The Jack Fritz Memorial Award is a national scholarship named in honor of the legendary horseman and scholar Jack Fritz who co-founded the IHSA while a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University with then-student, Robert Cacchione.
    Click here for more information. 
  • The Joan Johnson Memorial Award: 
    Deadline: 2/21/2021
    Description: This is a national scholarship in honor of Joan Johnson, affectionately known as "JJ". JJ was one of the founding members of the IHSA, dedicating much of her life towards the success of the organization. She was a coach at Stony Brook University, Associate National Steward (1967-2000), Zone 3 chairperson and chair of the Scholarship Foundation since its inception. Through her uncommon devotion and leadership, JJ truly was a crucial element in the development of the IHSA
    Click here for more information. 
  • The Emily Jane Hilscher Memorial Award: 
    Deadline: 2/21/2021
    Description: This award was created in memory of Hilscher, a 19-year-old freshman studying veterinary science, who was among the victims of the rampage at Virginia Tech in 2007. From Woodville, Virginia she was a horsewoman, animal lover, enthusiastic cook and imaginative artisan. She was a member of the IHSA, competing with the Virginia Tech Equestrian Team.
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  • The Margaret "Maggie" Blackmon Memorial Award: 
    Deadline: 2/21/2021
    Description: This award was created in memory of Blackmon, a 20-year-old junior studying anthropology at St. Lawrence University. A three-year member of the St. Lawrence riding team, Blackmon passed away suddenly in 2020. Her love of horses and riding led her to develop tremendous skills and knowledge transferable to all aspects of her life. This scholarship recognizes a collegiate rider who demonstrates a similar passion and commitment to the sport.
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Certified Horsemanship Association Scholarships

  • CHA Educational Grant:
    Deadline: 9/1/2021
    Description: This scholarship is awarded based on career goals and objectives as well as equine related activities.
    Click here for more information. 

Saddlebox Scholarship

  • Saddlebox Equestrian Studies Scholarship: $1,000
    Deadline: 11/16/2021
    Description: Saddlebox is dedicated to making sure that horses across the United States are able to live healthy, happy lives. In order to give back to the community of equine professionals who do so much for our customers, we award a yearly scholarship to one current student who is studying to work in the equestrian field. 
    Click here for more information. 

United States Pony Clubs Scholarships

  • Triple Crown Nutrition College Scholarship: $1,000 and winners choice of 5 free bags of Triple Crown Feed
    Deadline: 3/31/2021
    Description: Awarded annually to reward Pony Club members for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements. Pony Club members who have achieved a C-2 HM or higher and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible. 
    Click here to read more. 
  • Dorothy Renfro Memorial College Scholarship: $1,000
    Deadline: 3/31/2021
    Description: Awarded annually for higher education to an active Pony Club member who exhibits the qualities that Dorothy Renfro valued most: leadership, horse management, and volunteering time and energy to beneficial activities.
    Click here for more information. 
  • Stanley R. and Martha C. Helbert Memorial College Scholarship: $1,000
    Deadline: 3/31/2021
    Description: Awarded annually to encourage Pony Club members in their academic pursuits in Liberal, Visual, Fine, Decorative, Applied or Performing Arts areas such as painting, sculpting, ceramics, film making, design/architecture, graphic, industrial or interior design, decorative arts, theatre, music or literature. Members must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their academics.
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  • United States Pony Clubs Jubilee College Scholarships: two $1,000 scholarships
    Deadline: 3/31/2021
    Description: Two scholarships to be awarded annually to reward Pony Club members for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements. Members must have either achieved a Pony Club certification of B or higher and have at least a 3.0 GPA average in their academics OR achieved a certification of C-2 HM or higher and at least a 3.5 GPA in their academics.
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  • The Anson W.H. Taylor Memorial Scholarship: $1,500
    Deadline: 3/31/2021
    Description: This scholarship is co-sponsored by USPC and Equine Land Conservation Resource. It is awarded to a current Pony Club member who has been active with, and committed to, efforts on behalf of land conservation. Members must have entered their senior year of high school at the time of application, and have been accepted to (or attending) an institution of higher education and have achieved a C-2 HM or higher certification and at least a 3.0 GPA in their academics.
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The Jockey Club Scholarships

  • The Jockey Club Scholarship: $15,000 ($7,500 per semester)
    Deadline: 3/31/2021
    Description: Scholarship for students in academic pursuit of majors for future employment in the equine industry. Open to any equine breed or discipline; preference will be given to candidates with the academic credentials, work experience, and expressed desire to secure employment in the Thoroughbred industry. 
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  • The Jockey Club Vision Scholarship: $20,000 ($10,000 per semester)
    Deadline: 
    Description: Scholarship for a student who is from a minority racial or ethnic group: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, or Black or African American. Open to undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in a full-time program. Open to any equine breed or discipline; preference will be given to candidates with the academic credentials, work experience, and expressed desire to secure employment in the Thoroughbred industry.
    Click here for more information. 
  • The Jockey Club Advancement of Women in Racing Scholarship: $20,000 ($10,000 per semester)
    Deadline:
    Description: Open to women only. Open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a full-time program. Open to any equine breed or discipline; preference will be given to candidates with the academic credentials, work experience, and expressed desire to secure employment in the Thoroughbred industry.
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  • The Jockey Club Benevolence Scholarship: $15,000 ($7,500 per semester)
    Deadline:
    Description: Scholarship to reduce financial hardship for a low-income student to enable attendance at a full-time program at a college, university, or trade program. Selection based on financial need, leadership skills in extracurricular activities, and proposed career path. Preference to backstretch and horse farm employees and their family members.
    Click here for more information. 

EQUUS Foundation Scholarships

  • Alliance Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarship: $1,000
    Deadline:
    Description: The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to offer the Alliance Academic Scholarship for individuals affiliated with US Equestrian, Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), and/or United States Pony Clubs (USPC) to further their academic education at the undergraduate or graduate level.
    Click here for more information. 
  • Equine Service Academic Scholarship: $1,000
    Deadline: 12/31/2021
    Description: This scholarship will be awarded in 2022 based on the volunteer service performed by Champions in the 2021 calendar year to assist Champions in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate studies; the number of scholarships to be awarded annually is subject to funds available. 
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Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Scholarship

  • KHJA Scholarship: $5,000
    Deadline: 7/15/2021
    Description: Applicant must be a current member of KHJA and have been for at least 3 years. Applicant must also be a high school senior entering college in the fall of 2021 or a full time undergraduate student in the fall of 2021. Applicants who do not have a significant amount of money from outside sources will receive extra consideration for this scholarship.
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University of Louisville Equine Industry Program Scholarships

  • AIM Equine Scholarship: from $500-$1,500 per year
    Deadline: 3/1/2022
    Description: Awarded to Equine Industry Program majors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA who demonstrate personal development and leadership outside the classroom  through documented participation in equine-related events and programs approved by the Equine Industry Program Scholarship Committee. 
    Click here for more information. 
  • The Kent Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship: award is two semesters-$2,500/semester total $5,000
    Deadline:
    Description: Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior majoring in Equine Business who in the opinion of the Department of Equine Business exemplifies qualities of scholarship and professionalism.
    Click here for more information. 
  • Thalheimer Memorial Scholarship: one-time award of $10,000 to be distributed as $5,000 for the fall semester and $5,000 for the spring semester.
    Deadline:
    Description: To be awarded to an incoming freshman Equine Business major with a minimum ACT composite score of 25 and minimum ACT Math score of 26, who demonstrates a financial need to attend. 
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  • Equine Industry Program General Scholarship: this award is two semesters-$2,500/semester total $5,000
    Deadline:
    Description: Awarded to an incoming freshman/sophomore/junior majoring in Equine Business (may be split). Based on academic excellence, leadership qualities, and need. 
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  • Chuck E Schmidt Memorial Scholarship: the award is two semesters-$2,500/semester total $5,000
    Deadline:
    Description: Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior majoring in Equine Business (may be split) who in the opinion of the Equine Industry Program exemplifies qualities of scholarship and professionalism. 
    Click here for more information. 
  • Timothy T. Capps Memorial Scholarship: the award is two semesters-$1,000/ semester total $2,000
    Deadline: 
    Description: This memorial scholarship was established in 2017 in memory of the late Timothy T. Capps, director of the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program from 2011-2017 and a highly regarded consultant in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry. The Timothy T. Capps Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Equine Business student at the University of Louisville who possess the same positive qualities that Capps exhibited throughout his life-a strong will, a desire to succeed and learn, and a passion for horses. 
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  • Horse Racing Nation Equine Scholarship
    Deadline: 
    Description: This scholarship is named for Horse Racing Nation, a Louisville-based media outlet committed to full-time US thoroughbred coverage. HRN is a community for those passionate about equine sports, providing a fresh take on current events in thoroughbred racing. This scholarship makes it possible for students in the equine field to pursue a career in an industry that Kentucky is famous for. To be awarded to an incoming freshman/sophomore/junior/senior Equine student who has a focus on the horse racing industry. 
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  • UofL and USPC Scholarship: $1,000
    Deadline:
    Description: Awarded to a new student who is currently in Pony Club or a Pony Club Graduate and still active in the organization. The Pony Club member must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a C-3 certification or higher. U of L's Equine Industry Program offers a degree in Business Administration with a major in Equine Industry Administration.
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US Equestrian Scholarship

  • Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship: five $1,000 scholarships
    Deadline: 7/31/2021
    Description: US Equestrian offers this scholarship to high school seniors preparing to enter a college or university. Funds are provided to students interested in furthering his or her equestrian knowledge and skills throughout college. Applicants must continue to be involved in equestrian related experiences throughout college. This can be through an equestrian-related degree or classes, participation in an intercollegiate equestrian team or club, an equestrian related internship, job, volunteer work, or any other proven commitment to continued involvement and education in equestrian sport.
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United States Hunter Jumper Association Scholarship

  • Hamel Family Scholarship: $25,000
    Deadline: 5/17/2021
    Description: The Hamel Scholarship for Further Education is designed to encourage further education among equestrians. Through a generous donation from the Kristen and James Hamel Family Foundation, the USHJA awards one or more USHJA members funds to be used for college, graduate, trade or professional school.
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Appaloosa Horse Club Scholarships

  • The Appaloosa Youth Foundation Territory Scholarship: six $1,000 scholarships. 
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Description: The Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards six youth educational scholarships of up to $1,000 each, one from each of the six territories of the Appaloosa Horse Club.
    Click here for more information. 
  • The Appaloosa Youth Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Click here for more information. 
  • The Sagebrush Circuit-Lew & JoAnn Eklund Educational Scholarship
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Description: This scholarship is funded in its entirety by donations made by the Appaloosa Youth Foundation from the dissolution of funds of the Sagebrush Circuit. This scholarship is the highest attainable scholarship available from the Appaloosa Youth Foundation.
    Click here for more information. 

The Christian Harness Horsemen's Association Scholarship

  • John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Description: To assist students from Christian families involved in harness racing in continuing their education by providing financial aid to worthy applicants. 
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  • Rambling Willie Scholarship: amount TBD
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Description: To assist students from Christian families involved in harness racing in continuing their education by providing financial aid to worthy applicants. 
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The RACE for Education Scholarships 

  • The Race for Education Scholarship: up to $2,000 per year
    Deadline: 5/1/2021
    Description: This scholarship is in partnership with the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation. The Race for Education Scholarship is available to a Kentucky student pursuing a field of study in the equine, animal science or agricultural industry and/or whose family is employed in the equine industry.
    Click here for more information. 
  • Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship: up to $1,000 per year
    Deadline: 5/1/2021
    Description: Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship is funded in memory of Dr. Judy Willard, Professor of the Equine Program at Morehead State University for over 33 years. This scholarship is for a student in good standing with an Animal Science major with Equine emphasis at Morehead State University wishing to pursue a career in the equine industry. 
    Click here for more information. 
  • WinStar Farm Scholarship: up to $4,000 per year
    Deadline: 5/1/2021
    Description: The WinStar Farm Scholarship is available to a student whose family member is employed by WinStar Farm attending a college or university, pursuing any field of study.
    Click here for more information. 

American Hackney Horse Society Foundation Scholarships

  • The "Driving Spirit" Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant: awarded annually, in an amount up to $2,500
    Deadline: 6/30/2021
    Description: The Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant has been established to support active youth members of the American Hackney Horse Society, aged 18-26, with a desire to strengthen their horsemanship skills. Funds may be used for equine industry educational programs, internships or any show horse industry program or endeavor. 
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  • The AHHS Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: July 15th of the year in which the applicant will be an incoming freshman college student. 
    Description: Awarded to high school graduates on the basis of submitted evidence of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities (including community service), involvement with Hackney Horses and/or Ponies and personal references. 
    Click here for more information. 

Harness Horse Youth Foundation Scholarships

  • The Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship: stipend of up to $2,500
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Description: The Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated a passion for harness racing and have financial need. Applicant may or may not be pursuing a career in harness racing industry. Applicant must be at least a high school senior. 
    Click here for more information. 
  • The Sweet Karen Alumni Scholarship: stipend of up to $1,000
    Deadline: 48/30/2021
    Description: Applicants must have previously attended a Harness Horse Youth Foundation youth, leadership or HRYL summer program or a family weekend event. Amount and number of scholarships issued is at the discretion of the selection committee. The scholarship honors HHYF trotter and Facebook sensation Sweet Karen.
    Click here for more information. 

American Quarter Horse Association Student Scholarships

  • Adrianna Andreini Scholarship: $8,750 two-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are a current AQHA or AQHYA member with a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Members may apply beginning their sophomore year of college. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to a four-year undergraduate and/or two-year graduate level degree program of the student's choice.
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  • AQHF Youth Scholarship: $8,000 four-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are members of AQHA or AQHYA who have completed a minimum of three years cumulative membership; are ranked within the upper 25% of their high school graduating class; exhibit an affinity for the advancement of the American Quarter Horse, and demonstrates leadership potential. Members must be a high school or homeschooled senior when applying. Students currently enrolled as a first-year freshman are not eligible for consideration. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice.
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  • Boon San Kitty Scholarship: $7,500 four-year scholarship
    Courtesy of the Walton Family Foundation
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are a current AQHA or AQHYA member with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Member must apply during their senior year of high school. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice.
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  • Dogwood Scholarship: $5,000 two-year scholarship
    Courtesy of the Dogwood Foundation
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are a current member of the AQHA or AQHYA with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to either a two or four-year undergraduate degree  program of the student's choice. 
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  • Scoop Vessels Scholarship: $5,000 two-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are current members of AQHA who demonstrates a strong work ethic and financial need. Members must apply while enrolled as a sophomore in an accredited college or university. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to the junior and senior year of a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice. 
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  • Rusty and Kay Moody Post-Graduate Scholarships: $5,000 two-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are a current AQHA member with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Members must apply while enrolled at an accredited college or university. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a two-year graduate level degree program of the student's choice.
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  • AQHF General Scholarship: $4,000 two-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are current members of AQHA or AQHYA with a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Members must apply while enrolled at an accredited college or university. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to either a two or four-year degree program, which includes undergraduate or graduate studies of the student's choice. 
  • Shawn Maree Vaillant Memorial Scholarship: $1,500 one-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are a current member of AQHA or AQHYA who exemplify the qualities gained through horsemanship activities, including outstanding leadership and communication skills, as well as courage, determination and compassion. Members may apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college or university and must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Applicants may reside in the United States or Canada. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to either a two or four-year degree program of the student's choice. Past AQHF scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for this scholarship. 
    Click here for more information. 
  • Excellence in Equine & Agricultural Involvement Scholarship: $25,000 four-year scholarship
    Courtesy of the Charles B. Wang Foundation
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are a current AQHA or AQHYA member who exemplifies the characteristics of  leadership and excellence acquired through participation in equine and/or agriculture activities; has a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average demonstrating academic proficiency, and does not compete in AQHA-approved shows. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college or university. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible  to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice. 
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  • Amy D. Bell "Pay It Forward" Memorial Scholarship: $12,500 four-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidate is a member of AQHA or AQHYA who has completed three years cumulative membership; a member of NYCHA or NRCHYA for three years or more; has a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average; and who exemplifies the qualities of compassion, benevolence and fortitude acquired through civic activities. Member must apply during their senior year of high school. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice. 
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  • Farm & Ranch Heritage Scholarship: $12,500 four-year scholarship
    Courtesy of the Charles B. Wang Foundation
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are current AQHA or AQHYA members from farming and or ranching backgrounds representing the outstanding education, expertise or life skills gained through participation in agricultural activities; have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average; and do not compete in AQHA approved shows. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college or university. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice. 
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  • Journalism or Communications Scholarship: $8,000 four-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year and are pursuing a college degree in journalism or communications. Recipient must pursue a career in news, editorial or print journalism, photojournalism or a related field. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled as a freshman at an accredited college or university. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Current of previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program as specified above. 
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  • AQHF Racing Scholarship: $8,000 or $4,000 scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are applicants who have experience within the racing industry or are seeking a career in the industry. Applicants seeking a career in the racing industry may specialize in veterinary medicine, racetrack management or other related fields. Applicants may apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school, and must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to a two or four-year degree program as specified above.
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  • Guy Stoops Professional Horsemen's Family Scholarship: $3,000 two-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates are current AQHA members whose parent(s) are a current member of the AQHA Professional Horseman's Association, with membership in good standing for three or more years. Members must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to either a two or four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice.
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  • Britney Joe Unbridled Spirit Scholarship: $2,500 two-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidate must be a resident of Kentucky who has been a member of the Kentucky Quarter Horse Youth Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association for at least two years, one year of which must be the applicant's last eligible year of youth. Candidates must apply as a college sophomore in anticipation of continuing their junior and senior years as an undergraduate enrolled at an accredited college or university of their choice. Successful candidates must demonstrate a documented history of participation while promoting and fostering KyQHYA and its programs in a meaningful way. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
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Research Career Development Awards

  • The Storm Cat Award: $15,000
    Deadline: 11/1/2021
    Description: The Storm Cat Award is a competitive program intended to promote development of promising investigators by providing a one year salary supplement. This program is restricted to one award per year and is named in honor of the famous Thoroughbred Stallion at Overbrook Farm. 
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  • The Elaine and Bertram Klein Development Award: $20,000
    Deadline: 11/1/2021
    Description: The Elaine and Bertram Klein Development Award is a competitive program intended to promote development of promising investigators by providing a one year salary supplement of $20,000. This program is restricted to one award per year and is named in memory of a renowned horsewoman and her late husband.
    Click here for more information. 

Veterinary Student Scholarships

  • Race for Education KEEP Veterinary Scholarship: up to $5,000 per year
    Deadline: 5/1/2021
    Description: Sponsored by the Race for Education and the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation, this scholarship is available to veterinary students from the state of Kentucky in their first through third year of study who are intending to enter equine veterinary medicine. 
    Click here for more information. 
  • American Welfare and Environmental Stewardship Committee Human-Animal Bond Grant: 5 grants of $500 each
    Deadline: 10/31/2021
    Description: The purpose of this grant is to recognize projects that meet the following criteria: present a sustainable and/or far-reaching project that demonstrates clear benefit to the humans and animals involved, enhance the education of veterinary students in tangible ways, provide a platform for veterinary professionals to be involved meaningfully in the local community, and to benefit sa many Student American Veterinary Medical Association members as possible. This grant is not intended to fund individuals or travel expenses.  
    Click here for more information or contact savma.awesc@gmail.com
  • American Welfare and Environmental Stewardship Committee Animal Welfare Grant: 5 grants of $500 each
    Deadline: 10/31/2021
    Description: The Educational Lecture Grant will be awards to help defray expenses for special lectures to veterinary students/organizations on topics related to animal welfare and/or the human-animal bond. This is not intended as funding for students or student travel, although it may be used for speaker travel expenses.
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  • American Welfare and Environmental Stewardship Committee Travel Award Application: 5 grants at $500 each
    Deadline: 4/1/2021-5/31/2021
    Description:  The purpose of this grant is to reimburse Student American Veterinary Medical Association members who have attended a convention, conference, or educational trip related to animal welfare and/or the human-animal bond within the past 12 months.
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  • American Welfare and Environmental  Stewardship Committee Awareness Grant: 1st Place-$1,000 and 3 honorable mentions-$500
    Deadline: 4/1/2021-5/31/2021
    Description: Grant allows current Student Veterinary Medical Association members to reach out and initiate environmental projects, engage in research, or attend conservation related events/meetings. 
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  • Student American Veterinary Medical Association Externship Grant: 25 grants of $300 each
    Deadline: 5/1/2021
    Description: Externships are an extremely important aspect of a veterinary student's learning experience. This grant is open to SAVMA members with off-campus externships between the dates of March 1,2020- May 1, 2020. Due to the large amount of expected applicants, we will only be accepting the first 300 applications for this grant. 
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  • Economics Initiative Essay Contest Application: 2 awards at $500
    Deadline: 1/11/2020
    Description: Economic stress is a major challenge for students entering the veterinary profession. Please suggest an actionable solution for SAVMA and/or the AVMA which will help to alleviate student financial stress. The grant will award funds to two students chosen for merits of their essay and the EPDC will work to implement these solutions if feasible. Grant will open October 11, 2019-December 10, 2019. 
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  • Extracurricular Funding Fall Grant Application: 3 awards up to $500
    Deadline: 12/4/2020
    Description: The purpose of the Spring 2020 Extracurricular Project Reimbursement Grant is to help mitigate some of the financial loss that veterinary student organizations have experienced due to COVID-19 school closings; however, because the Spring 202 Extracurricular Grant was canceled, students who have already held events this semester and intended to, or have already applied for said grant, will also be considered for reimbursement. 
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  • Spring 2020 Extracurricular Project Reimbursement Grant: $200-$300 (at the discretion of the committee)
    Deadline: 1/1/2020-5/1/2020
    Description: The purpose of the Spring 2020 Extracurricular Project Reimbursement Grant is to help mitigate some of the financial loss that veterinary student organizations have experienced due to COVID-19 school closings; however, because the Spring 202 Extracurricular Grant was canceled, students who have already held events this semester and intended to, or have already applied for said grant, will also be considered for reimbursement. 
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  • Teaching Excellence Application: Winning teacher receives $360 and an all expense paid trip to 2020 SAVMA Symposium; $200 award for author of winning entry.
    Deadline: 11/27/2019
    Description: This award is offered to recognize outstanding  teachers in our profession who deserve to be recognized for their impact on veterinary students. The teacher that is chosen will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2020 SAVMA Student Symposium at Cornell University to address the SAVMA HOD and receive an award at Symposium gala. 
    Click here for more information or contact savma.epdc@gmail.com
  • NAVLE Digital Study Package Scholarship: 10 awards at $300 each
    Deadline: 12/31/2019
    Description: This award is for students in their final years of vet school preparing for the NAVLE. Even if you have already purchased a NAVLE study package, you can be reimbursed up to $300. Grant opens October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.
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  • NAVLE Survey: 5 awards at $100
    Deadline: 5/1/2020
    Description: This award will open January 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020. 
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  • Fall 2020 Policy Education Grant: 6 grants
    Deadline: 12/1/2020
    Description: These grants are for veterinary students and veterinary student organizations to provide funding for policy related lectures and/or events supplementing the college’s curriculum. Of the 6 available grants, 3 will be given to schools that have plans for original events and the remaining 3 will be provided speakers from the AVMA Political Action Committee to come speak about the importance of advocacy for veterinary medicine at the federal level.
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  • Fall 2020 Government, Policy, and Public Health Travel Grant: 6 grants
    Deadline: 12/1/2020
    Description: These grants assist with the cost of attending government focused conferences, externships, or other unique experiences related to public policy. This grant will be awarded twice yearly with applications open from November 1st-December 1st, and April 1st-May 31st.The goal of this grant is to encourage veterinary students to engage in dialogue about diversity and inclusion among all members of their school and beyond through various activities and programs. Grant opens October 1 - November 15, 2021 for the fall and February 1 - March 15, 2021.
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  • Empowering Diversity in Veterinary Medicine: up to 5 grants from $250-$500
    Deadline: Spring-3/15/2021 and Fall-10/1/2021-11/15/2021
    Description: The goal of this grant is to encourage veterinary students to engage in dialogue about diversity and inclusion among all members of their school and beyond through various activities and programs. Grant opens October 1 - November 15, 2021 for the fall and February 1 - March 15, 2021.
  • Travel Grant Supporting Diversity and Communications: up to 5 grants at $200 each
    Deadline: 3/31/2021
    Description: The goal of this grant is to provide the financial resources to encourage students to attend conventions, symposiums, or other approved professional development conferences which promote diversity and communication within the veterinary profession. The event must occur between September 16, 2020 to March 31, 2021 to be eligible. 
  • Communications Development Grant: up to 5 grants of $200
    Deadline: 3/15/2021
    Description: The goal of this grant is to encourage creative programming projects involving the development and improvement of communication in veterinary medicine. 
    Click here for more information or contact SAVMA.ICDC@gmail.com
  • Purdue Diversity Certificate Grant Application: 20 $100 course fees
    Deadline: 3/1/2021-4/15/2021
    Description: The goal of the Purdue Certificate Grant is to make the Purdue Certificate Program more accessible to students. Considerations will be made for students whose schools have already used their four AVMA sponsored seats and for non-US students whose schools don't qualify for said funding.
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  • ICDC Equity in Veterinary Medicine Grant: up to $100
    Deadline: Spring-7/31/2021 and Fall-8/1/2021-1/31/2022
    Description: The primary goal of this grant is to support the development of more equity in veterinary medicine by providing Black students and underrepresented groups with the funds to join organizations with opportunities for professional development, networking, mentorship, conferences, and community. 
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  • 2021 International Veterinary Experience Scholarship: $1,000 each
    Deadline: 4/30/2021 at 11:59 pm CT
    Description: The International Experience Scholarship is awarded to deserving SAVMA members who demonstrate a strong desire to participate in a veterinary-related international experience. Cycle 1 opens on January 25, 2021 and is for experiences between January 19, 2021-July 19, 2021
    Click here for more information or contact ivecscholarships@gmail.com
  • IVSA Local Chapter Support Scholarship Application: 5 awards at $700 each
    Deadline: 3/12/2021 at 11:59 pm CT
    Description: This application for the awards will go to deserving IVSA Chapters that demonstrate strong financial need and offer a valuable plan to improve and strengthen their local IVSA Chapter. Grant opens Jan 1-March 12, 2021.
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  • Faculty Community Outreach Grant: Winning teacher receives $360. $200 reward for author of winning entry
    Deadline: 12/1/2020
    Description: The Faculty Community Outreach Award nomination is intended for students to publicly acknowledge how faculty members, clinicians, etc. in the veterinary field have gone above and beyond their own professional responsibilities and duties to interact with and make a difference in the local/global community.
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  • Disaster Preparedness Grant Application: Two $1,000 and one $500 grant for clubs
    Deadline: 4/30/2021
    Description: The Disaster Preparedness Grant will sponsor grants for individuals and clubs that are interested in hosting a disaster preparedness course, wet lab, or related event at their respective school. 
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  • Underserved Areas Grant Application: One $1,000 and two $500 grants for externships completed between 4/1/2021-3/31/2021
    Deadline: 4/15/2021
    Description: The Underserved Areas grant aims to help SAVMA members that assist in an underserved area in the US or internationally. The grant can be used for veterinary supplies, travel or public education purposes.
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  • CDC Public Health Essay Contest: twenty scholarships at $200 each
    Deadline: 3/1/2021 
    Description: This grant is meant to promote interest in public health and support SAVMA members considering a career in public health. 
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  • Community Outreach Grant Application: Eight awards up to $500
    Deadline: 3/1/2022
    Description: The Community Outreach Grant aims to help SAVMA members to integrate community service with the veterinary profession. This grant will help fund community service projects that a SAVMA member coordinates within their local community. The grant will be awarded on the years opposite of CDC Day Travel Grant. 
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  • SAVMA One Health Grand Challenge: Three $1,700 grants to be awarded
    Deadline: 10/15/2020
    Description: SAVMA's One Health Grand Challenge was recently modified to more effectively inspire students in realizing the importance of our profession's role within the world of global and public health. More information can be found on the SAVMA One Health Grand Challenge page. 
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  • Research in Public Health Grant: One award of $500 with up to $1,000 travel reimbursement for presentation at SAVMA Symposium 
    Deadline: 5/15/2021
    Description: This grant supports and encourages current SAVMA members to participate in research projects related to the public health field by providing further funds to compensate for associated expenses. 
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  • 2020  SAVMA Symposium Travel Grant: Ten international travel grants $550 and Twenty domestic grants $350
    Deadline: 1/10/2020
    Description: This grant is designed to provide students with the opportunity to attend the annual SAVMA Symposium.
    Click here for more information or contact hodsymco@gmail.com
  • Supporter of Student Wellbeing Award: Winning faculty/staff receive $360 and $200 to the nominating student
    Deadline: 1/31/2021
    Description: This year, three faculty and staff will be awarded the Supporter of Student Wellbeing Award to be presented at the 2021 virtual SAVMA Symposium. This award recognizes and acknowledges individual faculty or staff members that go above and beyond to promote student wellbeing at their institutions especially during these trying times where mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health are of vital importance. This may include, but is not limited to, promoting mental, physical, spiritual and emotional intelligence amongst their students, creation or support of wellbeing initiatives and programming at their institutions, or serving as a role model that demonstrates the importance of self-care. 
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  • Health and Disability Scholarship: 2 awards of $1,000 each
    Deadline: 2/15/2021
    Description: This annual award will be granted to a deserving SAVMA member who carries the extra burden of a mental illness, learning disability, physical disability, or chronic disease during their time as a veterinary student. Applicants are required to submit a letter explaining what this scholarship would mean to them and the management of their health hardship. Disclosure of condition is not required.
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  • Wellbeing Support Fund: Varying amounts up to $2,500/cycle
    Deadline: Fall cycle: 7/1/2021-12/31/2021 and Summer cycle: (January 1st-June 30th) due 7/1/2021
    Description: This award will fund student applications demonstrating the need for assistance with a project, lecture, or event(s) that will foster physical or mental wellbeing in their respective college.
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  • LGBTQ+ Wellbeing Grant: Two $500 grants in two different cycles
    Deadline: Spring cycle: 3/15/2021 and Summer/Fall cycle: 10/15/2021
    Description: The SAVMA Wellbeing Committee wishes to support individuals or clubs involved with the LGBTQ+ community. In order to apply for this grant, an individual or group must be hosting events, disseminating information or otherwise supporting the LGBTQ+ community. This is in order to foster positivity and communication in this often marginalized group.
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  • Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship: $45,000 one-year scholarship
    Deadline: 12/1/2021
    Description: Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA for at least one year who is attending an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine; whose studies focus on equine medicine and/or surgery, and has a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Recipient must pursue an equine-focused veterinary practice. Applicant must be enrolled as a third year veterinary school student when applying. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to the student's last year of the veterinary program.
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Does your group or educational institution offer a scholarship you would like added to our list? Email your information to the Kentucky Horse Council office at sarah@kentuckyhorse.org

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