2017 AQHF Scholarship Recipients

In 2017, a total of 45 individuals were awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships from the American Quarter Horse Foundation.
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GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS ($142,250)

Adrianna Andreini Scholarship ($8,750)

  • Carly Forest, Boulder, Colorado

AQHF Youth Scholarship ($8,000)

  • Jadeyn Arthur, Ralls, Texas
  • Sidney Dunkel, Archer City, Texas
  • Anna Hauter, Marshall, Illinois
  • Stephanie Helsen, Auburn, Washington
  • Holly Kiess, Fort Bliss, Indiana
  • Sarah Mead, McLeansboro, Illinois
  • Amry Palmer, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Amanda Seymour, Olathe, Colorado
  • Isabel Tobin, Harwinton, Connecticut
  • Kate Warner, Lakeview, Oregon

Boon San Kitty Scholarship ($7,500)

Courtesy of Walton Family Foundation

  • Kendall Morrison, Graham, North Carolina

Scoop Vessels Scholarship ($5,000)

  • April Timlin, Yale, Michigan

Rusty & Kay Moody Post-Graduate Scholarship ($5,000)

  • Vanessa Dahl, Sacramento, California

AQHF General Scholarship ($4,000)

  • Alexa Bell, Clovis, California
  • Megan D’Andrea, Fowler, Ohio
  • Alexis Daggett, Montello, Wisconsin
  • April Grantham, Madison, Georgia
  • Jordan Jurgens, Blue Springs, Nebraska
  • Emma Lutter, Zell, South Dakota
  • Jordan Scott, Bluff City, Tennessee
  • Courtney Wiedenmann, Coal Valley, Illinois

Dogwood Scholarship ($4,000)

  • Alexis World, Heber City, Utah

CAREER PATH SCHOLARSHIPS ($181,500)

Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship ($45,000)

  • Kelsey Stoner, Clancy, Montana

Excellence in Equine & Agricultural Involvement Scholarship ($25,000)

Courtesy of the Charles B. Wang Foundation

  • Kristie Gallacher, Carrizozo, New Mexico

Farm & Ranch Heritage Scholarship ($12,500)

Courtesy of the Charles B. Wang Foundation

  • Rachael Peterson, Leonardville, Kansas
  • Jessica Riley, Murphy, Idaho
  • Carson Sleep, Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Tommi Swannack, Sprague, Washington

Amy D. Bell “Pay It Forward” Memorial Scholarship ($12,500)

  • Justis Marshall, Burlington, Colorado

AQHF Racing Scholarship ($8,000)

  • Ricardo Canales, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Julia Fletcher, Martinsville, Indiana
  • Austin Manucy, Vinton, Louisiana
  • Ashley Stoddard, Eagle, Idaho

Journalism or Communications Scholarship ($8,000)

  • Cara Klyn, Grinnell, Iowa

Jay Pumphrey Animal Sciences Scholarship (TX) ($6,000)

  • Dorothy Foster, College Station, Texas

Guy Stoops ProHorsemen Family Scholarship ($3,000)

  • Cheney Huls, Cave Creek, Arizona

Arizona Quarter Racing Scholarship ($500)

  • No Eligible Recipient

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS ($26,500)

Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship ($9,000)

  • Emma Graf, New Market, Tennessee

James F. and Doris M. Barton Scholarship (NY) ($5,000)

  • No Eligible Recipient

Britney Joe Unbridled Spirit Scholarship (KY) ($5,000)

  • No Eligible Recipient

AQHA Region One QHY Scholarship ($5,000)

  • Anwyn Deeks, Snohomish, Washington

Arizona QHY Scholarship ($5,000)

  • Shandiin Farrell, Mesa, Arizona

Oklahoma QHY Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Sage Counts, Fitzhugh, Oklahoma
  • Kalin Koechel, Carrier, Oklahoma

Nebraska QHY Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Sydnee Gemer, Sutton, Nebraska

Dr. Gerald O’Connor Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Awarded next in 2019

Joyce Wyatt Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Awarded next in 2020

Indiana QHY Scholarship ($1,500)

  • No Eligible Recipient

Joan Cain Florida Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Avianna Liuzzo, Gainesville, Florida

Christopher Junker Memorial Nebraska Scholarship ($500)

  • Ashley Anderson, Firth, Nebraska

 

TOTAL AWARDED: $350,250 (45 Recipients)