This year, the American Quarter Horse Foundation is awarding 159 students a total of $420,750 for the 2020-21 academic year. Since its inception in 1976, the Foundation scholarship program has awarded more than $8.5 million in financial assistance to more than 1,500 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 industry’s next generation of owners, breeders, trainers, journalists and veterinarians.
“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,” said Anna Morrison, chief Foundation officer. “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 in order to make it more affordable. These scholarship recipients are individuals who carry a passion and dedication to the American Quarter Horse as they begin their careers.
About the American Quarter Horse Foundation
The Foundation connects horses and people through charitable giving in order to develop and support programs or initiatives that preserve our horse’s legacy and further the overall well-being of the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.
For more information about the Foundation, visit www.aqha.com/foundation.
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