AQHA Scholarships

How scholarships can help you with your future.

The American Quarter Horse Association

Do not forget to apply for AQHA Scholarships

College is expensive and no one can deny that, but as AQHA members, we are fortunate to have amazing scholarship opportunities right at our fingertips: the American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarships.

 As a high school senior last fall, I started looking for as many scholarships as possible. One in particular was the American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship program.  The application was a bit longer than others I had filled out, but I didn’t let that deter me.

As I completed the application, I found that it was quite easy to answer the questions, because I was talking about the Association and animals that I love most. While answering the questions, I realized how many opportunities I have had at such a young age because of my involvement with American Quarter Horses and the American Quarter Horse Youth Association, which is pretty spectacular.

Once I mailed my application to the Foundation, all that was left to do was wait. I waited from December to June before I got probably the most exciting piece of mail I’ve ever received from Amarillo, Texas.

I remember coming home from a beach vacation to a large envelope on my kitchen table. I saw it was an envelope from the Foundation addressed to me, and I simply figured it was an all-around certificate that I had earned earlier in the year. But when I opened the envelope, this

“all-around certificate” had a bright orange slip of paper saying “Congratulations!” and confetti that was laying all over my kitchen floor.

Needless to say, I was ecstatic to hear that I had gotten a scholarship from the Foundation. I am still so thankful for the generosity of the Foundation and its donors. Without them, this program would cease to exist. My advice to the high school seniors reading this: START NOW!

Visit fill out an application by December 1, 2018! Apply online today and share how AQHA has enriched your life. Please don’t wait until the last minute to fill it out because your application depends on letters of recommendation that are written by others.

For those of you who are not soon-to-be college students, please consider donating to the Foundation so we can continue to invest in the future leaders of our industry at 

Thank you American Quarter Horse Foundation for helping make my dreams come true!