2019 Scholarships

AAEP Winner’s Circle Scholarship

Up to $1,500 per year; Deadline 2/1/2019
Sponsored by the AAEP Foundation, Platinum Performance, and the Race For Education, this scholarship is available to veterinary students in their 2nd or 3rd year of study who are intending to enter equine veterinary medicine. Students applying during their 2nd year of vet school will receive scholarship funds during their 3rd year. Third-year students will receive scholarship funding during their 4th year.
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The Race For Education Scholarship

Up to $5,000 per year
This scholarship is in partnership with the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation (KEEP). For more information on KEEP, its programs and to become a member please visit horseswork.com.

The Race For Education Scholarship is available to a Kentucky student pursuing a field of study in the equine, animal science or agricultural industry and/or whose family is employed in the equine industry.
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Robert J. Frankel Scholarship

Up to $5,000 per year
The Robert J. Frankel Scholarship is available to a student attending a college or university in California or New York state, pursuing any field of study, whose family is employed in the Thoroughbred industry.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be 24 years old or younger as of September 1, 2017; have at least a 2.85 GPA and have an annual household income of less than $75, 000 or be financially independent from parents.
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Washington Thoroughbred Scholarship

Up to $5,000 per year
The Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship is available to a student attending a college or university in Washington state, pursuing a career in pre-veterinary medicine (equine emphasis) equine science, racetrack management, equine business or pasture management and equine marketing and/or communications as it pertains to racetracks, horse farms, and other related fields.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have at least a 2.85 GPA and have an annual household income of less than $75, 000 or be financially independent from parents.
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Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship

Up to $5,000 per year
Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship is funded in memory of Dr. Judy Willard, Professor of the Equine Program at Morehead State University for over 33 years.

This scholarship is for a student in good standing with an Animal Science major with Equine emphasis at Morehead State University wishing to pursue a career in the equine industry.

Choosing Applicants: Final decisions between eligible applicants will be evaluated by Dr. Betsy Greene (University of Arizona Professor), Dr. David Cross (University of Missouri Veterinary Medicine Professor), and Dr. John Willard, or other designated appointees.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have at least a 2.85 GPA and have an annual household income of less than $75,000 or be financially independent from parents.
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WinStar Farm Scholarship

Up to $4,000 per year
The WinStar Farm Scholarship is available to a student whose family member is employed by WinStar Farm attending a college or university, pursuing any field of study.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be 24 years old or younger as of September 1, 2017; have at least a 2.0 GPA and have an annual household income of less than $75,000 or be financially independent from parents.

These $4,000 scholarships will benefit a deserving student through a partnership between The Race For Education and the WinStar Farm.
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Locust Trace Scholarship

$5,000 per year
The Locust Trace Scholarship is available to a graduating High School senior student of Locust Trace Agri-Science High School pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field of study.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be 24 years old or younger as of September 1, 2018; have at least a 2.85 GPA and have an annual household income of less than $75,000 or be financially independent from parents.
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4-H ‘Leg Up’ Scholarship

$500 per year
Available to one 4-H Horse Program club member in his/her senior year in high school in EACH 4-H Club in Kentucky. 4-H ‘Leg Up’ Scholarship applicants MUST apply with their club/county agent by hard copy application and CANNOT apply online via the RFE website. Download the application by clicking on the scholarship title above.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must; be an active KY 4-H Horse Program member and a current senior in high school.
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RTIP/Xpressbet Scholarship

Up to $5,000 per year
The Xpressbet Scholarship is available to a student attending the University of Arizona, pursuing a degree in the Race Track Industry Program.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have at least a 2.85 GPA and have an annual household income of less than $75,000 or be financially independent from parents.
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How Do I Apply?

To apply for a scholarship, please click on the individual scholarship names. You may begin applying for the Winner’s Circle Scholarship on December 1, 2018. For all other scholarships you may begin applying on January 1, 2019.

What information will I have to provide?

You will be asked a series of questions and required to upload materials electronically which include:

  • Signed letters of recommendation (Optional. Seal may be broken to scan and upload);
  • Current official transcript (Optional, but may be requested at a later date. Seal may be broken to scan and upload);
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) received in response to you filing the FAFSA; If you have not already applied for Federal Student Aid please do so prior to filling out your RFE application. You may do so HERE.
  • If you have NOT received your Student Aid Report, you MUST submit either your parent/guardian’s previous year’s tax return and current year’s W2 form OR the current year’s tax return. (Additional years may be requested.);
  • Financial aid award letter(s) (including other scholarship awards), if applicable.

Helpful Tips

  • Documents can be uploaded as PDF, Word and/or image files.
  • DO NOT PHYSICALLY SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO OUR OFFICE. Application must be made via the website link at the top of this page.
  • PLEASE NOTE: For applications to the 4H ‘Leg Up’ Scholarship, you must still apply by mail.
  • The 4H ‘Leg Up’ scholarship program is the ONLY scholarship you may apply for via mail. ALL other scholarships MUST be applied for via their individual links.
  • For additional questions, please email info@raceforeducation.org.
  • All information uploaded to RFE is secure and will NEVER be shared with any third party.

*To be considered financially independent, a student must be at least 24 years old OR married OR a veteran OR an orphan OR have dependents of his or her own. Applicants who have been legally emancipated must provide documentation indicating such. No exceptions will be considered.

Notification of Scholarship Recipients

The Race For Education will work with donors, its board of directors and community leaders to form a Scholarship Selection Advisory Committee whose purpose it will be to make initial scholarship award recommendations. In all events, the Race For Education shall have ultimate approval authority over final scholarship award recipients. All scholarship applicants and recipients will be notified no later than June 1, 2019.