Grant & Scholarship Applications

America's Horse Cares

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is pleased to support education in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Through the America’s Horse Cares grant program, our mission is to foster and facilitate the development of industry professionals who continuously raise the EAAT standard of practice to ensure the highest level of programs and services are provided to special-needs individuals.

Applicant organizations must submit an application for evaluation. Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria provided for each grant program. Recipients are chosen by a selection subcommittee or taskforce as determined by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. All grant recommendations made by the taskforce are ultimately approved by the Board of Trustees.

Equine Research

The American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Foundation encourage the submission of research projects related to the health, welfare and utility of the horse, and of importance to the horse owner and horse industry.

Our research priorities include genetic markers for disease, genetic medicine and therapy, regenerative medicine, utility of the horse, therapeutic modalities, breeding values and standards, drug testing, physical therapy and rehabilitation of the horse, improved injury management, behavioral issues, feeding practices, parasite control and improved deworming protocols. Funding decisions are based on scientific merit, clinical application and or potential benefit to the horse and horse industry. Project recommendations are made by the AQHA Equine Research Committee and ultimately approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Scholarships

The Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, career path and state or regional scholarships.

Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered. Students must submit a current application for evaluation. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and Quarter Horse involvement, as well as an applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills.

Recipients are chosen by a selection subcommittee or taskforce as determined by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. All recipient recommendations made by the taskforce are ultimately approved by the Board of Trustees. And all scholarship disbursements are subject to the Foundation’s Scholarship Program Policies & Procedures.

 

For more information about the Foundation’s grant and scholarship programs, please contact us at (806) 378-5040.