Race For Education Now Accepting Applications For 2017 Scholarships

by | 01.29.2017 | 1:03pm

The Race for Education is now accepting applications for all of their 2017 scholarships. These scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, are for tuition only. Included this year are the 4H Leg Up Scholarships, the Xpressbet Scholarship, the Frankel Scholarship, the Judy Willard Memorial Scholarship and numerous others.

The organization continues to offer the Winner's Circle Program, a partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Platinum Performance, providing a $1,500 scholarship to 3rd or 4th year students at AAEP chapters at every veterinary school in North America.

“The rising cost of veterinary school continues to present challenges to talented students who endeavor to enter the equine veterinary profession. We are grateful to all of our donors and especially thank our partners AAEP Foundation and Platinum Performance for all their support. It's hard to imagine we have been able to assist so many veterinary students with now more than $830,000 in support since we started this program.” – Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Veterinarian and Race For Education Board Member, Dr. Stuart Brown, DVM.

Since the organization's inception in 2002, The Race For Education has awarded nearly $7,000,000 in scholarships and educational programs to the community.

All of the organization's scholarships recipients are required to take a financial literacy course, to help them better understand basic finance. In addition, all students are invited to participate in The Race For Educations Assets for Independence Program and if eligible may receive $4,000 in scholarship funds from a federal matching grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. This year students in the Kentucky Equine Management Internship program have also been invited to participate in this program.

“Graduating with as little debt as possible is a priority for our organization and a goal we set for all of our scholarship recipients,” says Elisabeth Jensen, the Race for Education's President and Executive Director.

Application deadline for most of the scholarships is 3/31/2017.  All of The Race For Education's 2017 applications can be access online at www.raceforeducation.org.

Through academic development programs, tutoring, internships, financial literacy training and scholarships; The Race For Education provides opportunities for educational success for young people with significant financial need and academic challenges. The ultimate goal of The Race For Education is to ensure our young people become successful in life and assets to their community

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