Officials at the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and the Race For Education (RFE) have announced the recipients of scholarships for 2020. A total of $21,000 in scholarships was approved by the KEEP Foundation board of directors and will be distributed among 18 students attending 10 institutions within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. All are currently enrolled in an equine and/or, agriculture related major or a horse-related program.
In addition to the 18 Kentucky students, RFE awarded its Robert J. Frankel Scholarship to New York student Elsa Loriel. The Frankel Award is given to a student attending university in California or New York and whose family is employed in the Thoroughbred industry. Loriel's father is a long-time assistant to Shug McGaughey, while her mother is an exercise rider for Christophe Clement.
KEEP and RFE awarded the RFE/KEEP Veterinary Scholarship for the first time. The 2020 recipient is Lacey Willis, a native of Warren County and graduate of Western Kentucky University who enters veterinary school this fall at Auburn.
“Having a group of quality students interested in equine careers from around the country, attending universities in Kentucky, truly represents the statewide nature of our industry”, said Elisabeth Jensen, KEEP's Executive Vice President.
2020 Race For Education KEEP Foundation Scholarship
Dylan Abrams: Grant County–Midway University
Celene Correa: Jefferson County–Jefferson Community & Technical College
Savannah House: Kansas–Morehead State University
Emily Monroe: Jessamine County–University of Kentucky
Zoey Norris: Adair County–Campbellsville University
Maria Oachs: Wisconsin–University of Kentucky
Rashea Smith: Whitley County–Auburn University
Madeline Sparks: Harrison County–Midway University
Landon Thompson: Taylor County–Asbury University
Maggie Welch: Hardin County–University of Kentucky
2020 4H 'Leg Up' Scholarship
Mackenzie Coil: Marshall County–Murray State University
Anya Deaton: Campbell County–University of Kentucky
Lydia Deaton: Campbell County–University of Kentucky
Alina Knore: Bourbon County–Murray State University
Madeline Queen: Campbell County–Murray State University
Sydney Simpson: Henderson County–Murray State University
Ashley Terrill: Shelby County–University of Kentucky