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Equine Scholarships & Awards


Equine Scholarships

  • Robert G. Lawrence Outstanding Senior in Equine Business – presented to the Outstanding Senior from the August to May graduating classes
  • AIM Equine Scholarship (apply)– $1,000 per year
    • Advance your personal development through active participation in equine events on and off-campus. Expand your comfort zone with experiences that open your mind to new ideas, people, and opportunities
    • Initiative to take charge of your own personal development and to ignite your enthusiasm to build industry relationships; leadership and communication skills; and self-motivation necessary to succeed in today’s workplace
    • Merit optimizing your personal development with scholarship in the classroom, leadership roles on teams and groups; participation in networking events; providing service through volunteering with local equine-related organizations and events
  • The Kent Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior majoring in Equine Business who, in the opinion of the Department of Equine Business, exemplifies qualities of scholarship and professionalism. The award is two semesters – $2,500/semester total $5,000
  • Thalheimer Memorial Scholarship  – To be awarded to an incoming freshman Equine Business major with a minimum ACT composite score of 25 and minimum ACT Math score of 26, who demonstrates a financial need to attend. The scholarship is a one-time award in the amount of $10,000 to be distributed as $5,000 for the fall semester and $5,000 for the spring semester
  • Equine Industry Program General Scholarship – Awarded to an incoming freshman/sophomore/junior majoring in Equine Business (may be split). Based on academic excellence, leadership qualities, and need. The award is two semesters – $2,500/semester total $5,000
  • Chuck E. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior majoring in Equine Business (may be split) who, in the opinion of the Equine Industry Program, exemplifies qualities of scholarship and professionalism. The award is two semesters – $2,500/semester total $5,000
  • Timothy T. Capps Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in Equine Business who is also an active member of the Riding and Racing Club and completes an essay. The award is two semesters – $1,000/semester – Total $2,000
  • Horse Racing Nation Equine Scholarship – This scholarship is named for Horse Racing Nation, a Louisville-based media outlet committed to full-time US thoroughbred coverage. HRN is a community for those passionate about equine sports, providing a fresh take on current events in thoroughbred racing. This scholarship makes it possible for students in the equine field to pursue a career in an industry that Kentucky is famous for. To be awarded to an incoming freshmen/sophomore/junior/senior Equine student who has a focus on the horse racing industry. Applicant will submit a written essay (max 300 words) explaining their horse racing industry career goals.
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