The Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation and The Race for Education have announced the recipients of their 2021 scholarships.
The KEEP Foundation board of directors approved over $35,000 in scholarships to 11 students attending 10 universities across the Commonwealth. All of the 2021 scholarship recipients are students currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an equine and/or agriculture related major. The 11 students are: Ambre Azcona-University of Kentucky; Lily Crouch-University of Kentucky; Aleah Gardner-Morehead State University; Harrison Goode-University of Kentucky; Wheaton Hardwick-Kentucky Community & Technical College; Emma Ingalls-Asbury University; Emily James-Midway University; Alina Knore-Morehead State University; Elizabeth Lynch-Midway University; Kaitlyn Praisler-Morehead State University; Ava Simmons-Murray State University.
“Kentucky is the horse capitol of the world and having the Commonwealth's colleges and universities prepare the next generation of leadership is vital to the horse industry's continued success. KEEP congratulates this year's scholarship awardees and looks forward to the future impact they will have on the industry,” said Elisabeth Jensen, KEEP's Executive Vice President.
The Race For Education awarded its annual Robert J. Frankel Scholarship to three New York state students: Reina Ceballos, Joseph Lee and Carlos Lopez. Now in its 11th year, the Robert J. Frankel Scholarship is awarded to a student whose family is employed in the Thoroughbred industry, pursuing any field of study at a college or university in California or New York state. All three Frankel Scholarship recipients, whose parents work in the barns at various tracks in New York, will be attending universities in New York.