The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association will award a $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships to further the education of Louisiana students on Saturday, July 6, at Delta Downs. The final night of the 2019 Quarter Horse racing season will feature several quality stakes, including the $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) and the $308,863 Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby (RG3).
The scholarship drawings will be awarded as part of the very special evening saluting accredited Louisiana-bred racehorses. Scholarship entrants must be a Louisiana High School graduate or a Louisiana High School student graduating in 2019 planning to attend a higher education institution. Those eligible may sign up at the LQHBA Scholarship Registration Table (located at the foot of the escalator on the casino level), beginning at 4:15 p.m. Registration will close at 6:30 p.m. and scholarships will be drawn live in the winner’s circle by LQHBA board members, local legislators and dignitaries. Students must be present to win. More information on the scholarship eligibility can be found on LQHBA.com.
While the primary goal of the LQHBA is to promote breeding and racing in the state, the association remains dedicated to furthering higher education for Louisiana youth. The scholarship program was the vision of the late Jim Mitchell and Leverne Perry and is supported strongly by the LQHBA and its board members. Since its inception in 2001, the LQHBA scholarship program has earmarked close to $600,000 for Louisiana students to attend a higher education institution.
Pairing the LQHBA Scholarship drawings at Louisiana’s major Quarter Horse racing events continues to be a success for the organization.
"Our association will continue to offer scholarship drawings at each of the Louisiana racetracks" said Bruce Salard, LQHBA executive director. "We want to support students statewide who wish to further their education at the university level. This will be an exciting evening with record-setting stakes purses on the card; we look forward to welcoming Louisiana students and their parents to Delta Downs on Saturday, July 6."
For more information on the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association, visit their website at LQHBA.com or contact them at (318) 487-9506.
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