The American Quarter Horse Foundation is awarding 37 students nearly $290,000 for the 2022-23 academic year. Since its inception in 1976, the Foundation scholarship program has awarded nearly $9.3 million in financial assistance to more than 1,600 young horse enthusiasts and industry members.
The Foundation selects recipients based on financial need, academic merit, equine involvement and civic activities. These individuals are today’s students and tomorrow’s equine industry leaders. With an education, great mentoring and a love of the American Quarter Horse, these young adults will become the next generation of leaders who will perpetuate the equine industry through a variety of occupations.
“Our youth and young adults are the future of the American Quarter Horse industry, and the Foundation and its donors are committed to making higher education more affordable for them,” Chief Foundation Officer Chris Sitz said in a statement. “We are proud to award 37 new scholarships, in addition to the 78 renewals for the 2022-23 academic year. We were extremely pleased to honor these well-deserving young people in front of their family, friends and peers during the Parade of Teams at the 50th anniversary of the Ford AQHYA World Championship Show in August. The scholarship program is one of the founding programs of the Foundation, and we are excited to continue to support our youth and young adults through this program.”
The Foundation and its donors are honored to create a legacy of support for youth pursuing higher education. These scholarship recipients are individuals who carry a passion and dedication to the American Quarter Horse as they begin their careers.
View the list of the 2022-2023 scholarship recipients.