Each year, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) offers $3,000 in scholarship funds to students attending a Kentucky college, university, or trade school in pursuit of an equine-associated career. The KHC is now accepting applications for the fall 2021 semester. Qualified applicants must demonstrate academic success, Kentucky equine industry involvement, and community service during the past year. Applicants must be student members of the Kentucky Horse Council.
Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled or who will be enrolled for the fall 2021 semester. Applicants must be participating in equine-oriented classes or equine programs that focus on preparing students for careers in the equine industry. If no major or minor is offered, students must demonstrate how they plan to use their area of study within the equine industry.
Kentucky schools that offer equine-focused programs include Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, the Kentucky Equine Management Internship program, Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Midway University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, the Equine Program Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University, among others. Examples of courses for which the scholarships are intended include equine science, equine management, equine business, equine-assisted therapy, preveterinarian, national farrier training program, equine industry workforce certificate, and others.
“The Kentucky Horse Council is grateful for the ability to once again offer scholarships to deserving students attending schools in our state,” says Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Sarah Coleman. “Education is a key tenet of our mission, and we look forward to assisting multiple students as they explore careers in the equine industry.”
Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until July 1, 2021.
To download the Kentucky Horse Council scholarship application, visit https://kentuckyhorse.org/KHC-Scholarship.