$1,500 Scholarships Available For Students Pursuing Equine Fields in Kentucky

Applications are being accepted for two $1,500 scholarships designed to help students obtain an equine-related education in the Bluegrass State.

The Equine Scholarship will be awarded to students currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an equine-related major or a horse-related program, or a student accepted into an equine related major or program to start in the Fall 2018 semester. It is available to those already in college, as well as those who have been accepted into a school for the fall, 2018 semester.

Students who don’t have Kentucky Horse Council memberships can get them for free at www.kentuckyhorse.org.

Some examples of courses of studies for which the scholarships are intended are equine science/studies, equine business management, equine therapy, pre-veterinarian, farrier training, professional jockey certificate, professional horsemen’s certificate, etc. Applicants must be student members of the Kentucky Horse Council and have demonstrated academic success, equine industry involvement and community service.

“The Kentucky Horse Council is thrilled to once again be offering scholarships to college students in Kentucky,” Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Katy Ross said in a statement. “Education is an important part of our mission and we look forward to supporting the efforts of deserving students as they explore a future in the equine industry.”  

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2018. The scholarship will be awarded on August 15.

To download the scholarship application, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org.