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HFWEAF Awards 13 Scholarships for '22-'23

Thirteen children of full-time horse farm workers are pursuing higher education this year with assistance from the Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund, according to a release from the organization Monday. To date, 735 annual scholarships totaling $1,631,623 have been awarded since the Fund's inception in 1996. Scholarships are awarded for education or skill training after high school and are based upon financial need, merit, biographical essays and personal interviews. Grants are also available for full-time horse farm workers in central Kentucky for equine-related courses or training to help them...

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Ed Brown Society Awarded $50K

Edited Press Release The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative (LBPI) and the Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) have announced an award of $50,000 to further the mission of the Ed Brown Society. The award consists of pooled funding from LBPI, BGCF and the Walton Family Foundation, through the Better Together Grants program. The Ed Brown Society (EBS) will use these funds to provide scholarships and professional development opportunities to students of color pursuing professional careers within the equine industry. EBS Chairman Greg Harbut said, "We're excited about what this award will...

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Harris Farms, Santa Anita To Offer Scholarships

Harris Farms and Santa Anita Park have announced the creating of new scholarship opportunities to promote the Thoroughbred in the Sporthorse disciplines. Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually, one for the Junior rider Thoroughbred and the other for the Amateur rider Thoroughbred partnership. The recipient shall receive an award of $1,000, to further their training and competition opportunities. Eligible expenses include lessons or clinics, travel expenses directly related to receiving instruction, competition fees, etc. The recipient must attest that he/she will continue to pursue training...

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KEEP & RFE Announce Scholarship Recipients

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation and The Race For Education (RFE) have announced their 2022 scholarship recipients. KEEP granted 13 scholarships worth $30,000 to students attending nine different Kentucky universities for 2022. Eligible recipients for KEEP scholarships must be currently enrolled at a school in Kentucky in either an equine and/or agriculture related major or their parents must work in the equine industry. Additionally, the RFE awarded its annual Robert J. Frankel Scholarship to two New York state students: Anitza Parilla and Francis Marrone. Named in honor of...

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TERF Awards $14K to UPenn Vet Med School

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) announced that it is awarding $ 14,000 to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to be used to support the Opportunity Scholarship Fund for student scholarships. In the past, TERF has generously awarded grants for need-based scholarships for students interested in pursuing equine medicine. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2021. The University of...

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TERF Grants $16,000 to PA's Wilson College

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) has awarded $16,000 to Pennsylvania's Wilson College for four $4,000 scholarships for students with equine and animal-related majors. The recipients are Kaylee Bill (veterinary nursing); Drew Stevens (equestrian studies); Natalie Cowdrick (equestrian studies); and Rebekka Visniesky (veterinary nursing). Since 2015, 22 students have been awarded TERF scholarships based on student need, scholastic achievement, and equine-related aspirations. For more information, visit terfusa.org.

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Applications Open for TJC's Scholarships

Applications are now open for The Jockey Club (TJC)'s five academic scholarships, which apply to the 2022-23 academic year. Applications close Feb. 1, 2022, with recipients to be announced in the spring. The five available scholarships are as follows: The Jockey Club Scholarship ($15,000; $7,500 per semester): available for students in academic pursuit of majors for future employment in the equine industry. Open to any equine breed or discipline; preference will be given to candidates with the expressed desire to secure employment in the Thoroughbred industry. The Jockey Club Advancement...

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Kentucky HBPA College Day Returns Sunday at Ellis

Kentucky HBPA College Day is back at Ellis Park this Sunday after a COVID-19 forced year hiatus. Full-time college students can enter a drawing to win an iPad Mini or a $1,000 scholarship after each of Sunday's races. The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, which represents racehorse owners and trainers at the state's five Thoroughbred tracks, is sponsoring the iPad Mini giveaway and is teaming with Ellis Park for the $1,000 scholarships. "College Day is an investment in our industry's future," said Marty Maline, executive director of the Kentucky...

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The Jockey Club's Scholarships Awarded

The Jockey Club has announced academic scholarship recipients for the 2021-22 academic year. In addition to the annual The Jockey Club Scholarship and The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship, three new scholarships have been created to support students from diverse backgrounds who profess an interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry. "Our expanded scholarship offerings are part of The Jockey Club's strategy to address diversity in the Thoroughbred industry and we were heartened by the response to this initiative, with more than 150 applications submitted," said The Jockey...

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KEEP and Race for Education Announce New Scholarships

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation, in conjunction with the Race for Education, announced scholarships totaling $20,000 for students pursuing equine studies, animal science, or a related agricultural field within the state of Kentucky. The scholarships will be broken into 10 separate $2,000 increments and awarded to students from any state who will study in Kentucky, as well as to individuals with family working in Kentucky's equine, animal science, or agricultural industries. "Young people are the lifeblood of our industry," said KEEP's Elisabeth Jensen. "I am continually excited to...

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TERF Awards $16K to Wilson College

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF), founded by Herb and Ellen Moelis, has awarded $16,000 to Wilson College, whose mission is to empower students through an engaged, collaborative, liberal arts education, and help them combine the skills and focused study needed for success in work and life. Since 2015, 18 students have been awarded TERF scholarships to continue their education. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer...

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Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Awards $12,000 to Cornell University

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) has awarded $12,000 to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine to be used for educational purposes. Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's mission is to advance veterinary medicine at the interface of discovery and application. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2020. Cornell University will use the grant for two need-based scholarships totaling $12,000 ($6,000 each)...

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