Academic Scholarships – Donate Now

Each year, the American Paint Horse Foundation awards scholarship funds to some of AjPHA’s most deserving young members. Over the past quarter century, the American Paint Horse Foundation has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to 272 students.

The Foundation annually awards more than 50 academic scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per year each to Paint Horse youth.

Who are the students who receive Foundation scholarships? They are the hard-working young horsemen and -women you see striving every day to be the best both in the horse show arena and in their academic pursuits. These students are supported by the generous donations given to the Foundation program by APHA members.

Academic scholarships are generated from American Paint Horse Foundation endowments. Currently, any new endowment must reach a minimum of $25,000 before it can generate a scholarship. CLICK HERE For an introduction to our new endowments as well as a complete list of our existing endowments. CLICK HERE to make a gift to support any of our endowments.

For academic scholarship consideration, students must be a member of the AjPHA or APHA, must pass a college entrance examination, provide three letters of reference and submit an essay explaining their educational plans. Once they have been granted a scholarship, they must maintain a “B” or better grade-point average to be eligible for renewal.

To apply for a academic scholarship, the application and letters of reference must be post marked by March 1 prior to the academic year.

Scholarship Application Information

Additional questions about the general scholarship application or process can be directed to Laura Jesberg at 817/222-6412 or email ljesberg@apha.com.

2016 – 2017 Scholarship Recipients

This year, a total of 51 Youth members, comprised of 17 new recipients and 34 renewals, received scholarships worth $51,000 to help fund their college educations.

Scholarship recipients (new recipients in bold)

Madeline Alewine – Oklahoma State University
Andrea Althoff – NE Oklahoma State University
Celsey Beneda – Kansas State University
Blayne Bell – Delaware State University
Chloe Benning – Texas A&M University
Sydney Broussard – University of Florida
Laurel Caldwell – Oregon State University
Kristen Chamberland – Kansas State University
Sydney Craig – Florida Gulf Coast University
Kimberlyn Crisp – Tarleton State University
Taylor Dixon – Cal State – Fresno
Brinley Evans – Fort Hays State University
Frances Calli Foster – University of Mississippi
Taylor Gibson – Colorado Northwestern CC
Tasha Gibson – Colorado Mesa University
Jacob Grinstead – Kansas State University
Abby Guin – Southern Arkansas University
Courtney Hall – Missouri State University
Hannah Hattendorf – Austin Peay State University
Hannah Himmelmann – University of Kentucky
Julie Hill – Texas A&M University
Jennifer Hines – Morrisville State College
Brogan Horton – Texas A&M University
Curtis Howerton – Black Hawk College
Anna Hutlas – University of Georgia
Nicole Jennings – University of Findlay
Morgan Johnson – University of California Berkeley
Cassidy Jones – University of Missouri, Columbia
Kelsey Kafesjian – Colorado State University
Makenzie Keefer – Colorado State University
Catherine Lankford – GA Northwestern Tech
Madison Malsch – Texas A&M University
Meredith Milton – University of South Carolina
Nadine Miller – Washington State University
Crystal Mitchell – Eastern Oregon University
Andrea Nelson – Utah State University
Sarah Nelson – Kansas State University
Caitlin Reed – Texas Tech University
Jamie Riley – Montana Western University
Kelsey Ritchie – Texas Christian University
Charles Rufo – Oklahoma State University
Alyssa Sappington – Oklahoma City CC
Amber Spinuzzi – University of Nevada Reno
Taylor Tuso – Texas A&M University
Lindsey Valdiviez – Baylor University
Morgan Vance – Oklahoma State University
Kristen Venable – University of South Florida
Shay Voorhees – Dallas Baptist University
Callie Jo Ware – University of Findlay
Raegan Watson – Lee College
Jessica Wood – University of Guelph
Lauren Zaddack – University of Wisconsin-River Falls


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