Foundation Awards 153 Scholarships for 2021-22

Foundation Awards 153 Scholarships for 2021-22

The American Quarter Horse Foundation awards $489,625 to AQHA’s next generation of leaders.

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This year, the American Quarter Horse Foundation is awarding 153 students a total of $489,625 for the 2021-22 academic year. Since its inception in 1976, the Foundation scholarship program has awarded nearly $9 million in financial assistance to more than 1,500 young horse enthusiasts and industry members. 

The Foundation selects recipients based on financial need, academic merit, equine involvement and civic activities. These individuals are today’s students and tomorrow’s equine industry leaders. With an education, great mentoring and a love of the American Quarter Horse, these young adults will become the next generation of leaders who will perpetuate the equine industry through a variety of occupations.

“Our youth and young adults are the future of the American Quarter Horse industry, and the Foundation and its donors are committed to making higher education more affordable,” said Chris Sitz, chief Foundation officer. “We are proud to award 49 new scholarships, in addition to the 104 renewals for the 2021-22 academic year. We were extremely pleased to honor these well-deserving young people in front of their family, friends and peers during the Parade of Teams at the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. The scholarship program is one of the founding programs of the Foundation, and we are excited to continue to support our youth and young adults through this program.”

The Foundation and its donors are honored to create a legacy of support for youth pursuing higher education in order to make it more affordable. These scholarship recipients are individuals who carry a passion and dedication to the American Quarter Horse as they begin their careers.

View the list of the 2021-2022 scholarship recipients.

About the American Quarter Horse Foundation
The American Quarter Horse Foundation connects people and horses through charitable giving in order to develop and support programs or initiatives that preserve our horse’s legacy and further the overall well-being of the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.

For more information about the Foundation, visit www.aqha.com/foundation

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