Louisiana QHBA Scholarship Presentations Set for Saturday

The LQHBA will present two scholarships at Louisiana Downs.

Louisiana QHBA

The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association will present two scholarships at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

Breeding and racing are certainly top priorities for the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA), but one very important goal of the association is to promote education for Louisiana youth.

Since 2001, the LQHBA scholarship program has granted more than $440,000 for students attending a higher education institution. In the continuing tradition of combining recognition of youth on big race days, two students will be awarded scholarships on March 18 at Louisiana Downs.

Applicants must register in person between 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. (CST) on race day (March 18, 2017). A registration table will be located inside the main entrance of the racetrack next to the program stand. Participant/entrant must be a Louisiana High School Graduate or a student who is graduating from a Louisiana High School in 2017 and will attend a higher education institution in the calendar year of 2017.

Scholarship is limited to the cost of tuition, books (electronic or printed) and required electronic study materials only.

"There is no doubt that we will see exceptional finals in both the Mardi Gras Futurity and Derby," said Tony Patterson, executive director of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association. "The quality of these stakes is due to the commitment of the men and women who breed and race their horses in Louisiana. Their support means so much to our association."

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