Equine Scholarships

Financial Scholarships for Students in the Equine Studies Program

Available Scholarships

American Morgan Horse Institute Educational Scholarships

AMHI Scholarships, P.O. Box 837, Shelburne, VT 05482-0519
802-985-8477

E-mail: AMHIOffice@aol.com | Website: www.morganhorse.com

Application deadline is March 1. Five $3,000 scholarships awarded annually. Selection is based on ability and aptitude for serious study, community service, leadership, financial need, and achievement with Morgan horses.

American Paint Horse Association Youth Development Foundation

Attn: Rosemary Teate, P.O. Box 961023, Ft. Worth, TX 76161
817-834-2742

 
Application deadline is March 1. Applicant must be an APHA or AJPHA member in good standing and involved in horse activity using a Paint Horse or contributing actively to a regional club for at least one year prior to, and at the time of, application. Applicants must apply within one year from the date of high school graduation.

Approximately 30 scholarships are given out annually at $1,000 each.

American Quarter Horse Foundation: Joan Cain Florida Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship

Attn: Laura Owens, 2601 I-40 East, Amarillo, TX 79104

 
806-376-5181 | E-mail: lowens@aqha.org | Website: www.aqha.org

 
Application deadline is February 1. $1,000 scholarship will be awarded per year to a current member of AQHA or AQHYA who lives in Florida.

American Saddlebred Horse Association Foundation

4093 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 606-259-2742

 
Application deadline is April 30. Scholarships are available to applicants who are senior members or special junior members of ASHA. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, extracurricular activities, involvement with American Saddlebred horses and personal references.

Four scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually.

Appaloosa Youth Foundation Educational Scholarships

2720 W. Pullman Road, Moscow, ID 83843

Contact Keely Grant, Youth Coordinator. 208-882-5578 ext. 264

Eight $1,000 scholarships are available for youth members of the Appaloosa Horse Club.

Arabian Horse Foundation: General Memorial Scholarships

Arabian Horse Foundation, Attn: Jean W. Durdin, 10 Farnham Park Dr., Houston, TX 77024-7501. 713-952-7081.

 
Application deadline is February 1. Scholarship applicants will be selected on the basic of academic ability, financial need, leadership and equine activities. One winner will be selected from each region. The choice is based on grade point average and Standard Achievement Test/ACT scores.

Requirements will be a B average (85 percent or better) for high school seniors and 3.5 GPA for college students.

Farm Credit of North Florida Youth Scholarship

Farm Credit of North Florida, 12300 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615

 
Dori Morgan 352-622-4188. Website: www.fcnf.com

 
Application deadline is April 15. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded based on essay content, extracurricular activities and commitment to agriculture annually.

Florida Resident Scholarship, sponsored by Gulfstream Park

Race for Education, P.O. Box 11355, Lexington, KY 40575. 859-252-8648
Website: www.racingscholarships.com

 
Application deadline is February 28. The scholarships cover a portion of tuition and housing up to a cap of $7,500 per student. If a student meets financial eligibility requirements he or she could receive $4,000 in additional funding.

To be eligible, students must be 24 or younger, have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.85, have an annual household income of $50,000 or less and be a Florida resident.

Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association

801 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 352-629-2160

 
Application deadline is July. Scholarships are available to children, employees, and children of employees and FTBOA members.

Harness Horse Youth Foundation Memorial Scholarships

14950 Greyhound Court, Suite 210, Carmel, IN 46032. 317-848-5132
E-mail: hhyfetaylor@iquest.net. Website: www.hhyf.org/scholarshp.html

 
Application deadline is April 30. One or more scholarships of varying amounts totaling $15,000 are awarded each year based on academic record, experience with horses, potential, character recommendations and financial need.

Horsemen’s Scholarship

Race for Education, P.O. Box 11355, Lexington, KY 40575. Phone: 859-252-8648
Website: www.racingscholarships.com

 
Application deadline is February 28. Available to children of horse farm and backstretch employees, scholarships are for tuition only, up to $6,000 each year for four years. Multiple scholarships will be awarded.

Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation

 
Hollow Road, Box 741, Stony Brook, NY 11790. 914-773-3788
Website: www.IHSAINC.com

 
Application deadline is in January. Scholarships are offered to existing IHSA members based on academic achievement, active participation on the college equestrian team and financial need, in that order. Scholarships range from $400 to $800, but the standard is $500, and the total number varies from year to year.

National Future Farmers of America Organization: American Association of Equine Practitioners Scholarship


National FFA Organization, Scholarship Office, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268


Phone: 317-802-6060 | Website: www.ffa.org


Application deadline is February 15. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to FFA members pursuing two or four year degrees in equine science. Applicants must have maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA. The FFA also offers many other scholarships in animal science and agriculture.

Pony of the Americas Club, Inc.

5240 Elmwood Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203-5990. 317-788-0107

 
E-mail: poac@poac.org. Website: www.poac.org

 
Two scholarships of $400 or more are awarded to members of the Pony of the Americas Club Inc. each year.

Thoroughbred Scholarship

Race for Education, P.O. Box 11355, Lexington, KY 40575. 859-252-8648

Website: www.racingscholarships.com

Application deadline is February 28. Available to students from any background wishing to pursue a career in the equine industry.

Scholarships are for tuition only, up to $6,000 per year for four years. Multiple scholarships will be awarded annually.

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