Making Dreams a Reality

The American Quarter Horse Foundation awards $376,750 to AQHA’s next generation of leaders.

This year, the Foundation will award a total of 144 students with $345,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship program has given more than $6.7 million in financial assistance to more than 1,100 American Quarter Horse Youth Association members since its inception in 1976.

The Foundation will award the 51 new scholarship recipients with a total of $376,750 over the next four years. This year, the Foundation will award a total of 144 students with $345,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.

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 industry’s next generation of owners, breeders, trainers, journalists and veterinarians.

AQHA, the Foundation and its donors are honored to have created a legacy of support for its youth members. These scholarship recipients will be individuals who carry with them a passion and dedication to the American Quarter Horse as they begin their careers. They are the faces of AQHA’s next generation.

To find out this year’s scholarship recipients, please read their extended biographies in the August digital issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal.

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