The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) recently selected the 2007-2008 Scholarship winners. Each winner will be awarded $1,000 towards their academic studies.

The winners are:

  • Randi Black of Versailles, Ky.–Attending the University of Kentucky;
  • Mackenzie Brewer of Hazel Green, Ky.–Attending the University of Kentucky;
  • Augustine (Gus) Koch of Paris, Ky.–Attending the University of Kentucky;
  • Jennifer Lewis of Georgetown, Ky.–Attending Midway College.

The purpose of the KEEP scholarship program is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career in the horse industry who demonstrate financial need, academic success, show a commitment to Kentucky’s horse industry, hard work, and determination. To be eligible for one of the scholarships, the students must be working toward a career in the equine industry and attend a college or university in the state. They must be a current, full-time student and have declared their major in an equine bachelors program. Also, the student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

“One of our areas of focus is to ensure that we strengthen the equine education opportunities in our state,” said Patrick Neely, KEEP executive director. “We created this annual scholarship program to do just that. This is the place to be involved in the horse industry and we want to make sure that we are helping train the next generation of successful business leaders for our industry.”

For more information on KEEP see