The Gerry Dilger Foundation invites applications by July 15 aimed at recent graduates from Ireland who would like to gain valuable experience in a year-long job posting at a prominent Lexington farm like Springhouse or Hunter Valley.
- Recent Graduate from: University of Limerick, University College Dublin, the Irish National Stud, CAFRE Enniskillen, or Kildalton Agriculure College
- Bachelor's degree in equine science or other related equine program completion
- Able to commit to a one-year period from Jan. 2, 2024–Dec. 15, 2024
The Scholarship provides:
- Round trip airfare for student travel. Ticket must be economy/coach class, maximum amount $1500. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
- Payment for the cost of the required J1 visa, including the required insurance
- An opportunity to work on a prominent Lexington, Kentucky Thoroughbred farm with an hourly wage and housing provided
- A week off for summer holiday on an agreed upon time with supervisor (June preferred, July–Sept. excluded)
- 15 completion date (be home for Christmas)
Click here for the online application and more information.
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