Youth World Show Scholarships – Donate to the Endowment Today

History / Purpose
Starting with the 2015 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, the APHF achieved the goal of having an all-scholarship show:

  • The intent was to increase memberships and financial stability for the APHA while providing a method for participants to receive a financial return on the funds spent during a youth show career, and to encourage youth to pursue their academic careers.
  • The program has expanded from 10 halter classes to every World Championship class.
  • The long-term goal is to establish a Youth World Show Scholarship endowment that will permanently support the Youth World Show. Make a donation to the endowment.
  • Money will be held in each exhibitor’s name each year they compete and earn scholarships. Scholarship funds must be applied for within two years of high school graduation and will be sent directly to the institution for tuition, books, housing, meals and lab fees only.

There are several ways to contribute to the 2018 AjPHA Youth World Show:

  • Youth World Show Endowment – BEST WAY!
  • All-Around Scholarships
  • Robyn Hanna Superior Sportsmanship Scholarship

To underwrite the scholarships for a specific class at the Youth World Show in perpetuity requires a gift of $35,000. The interest from the gift, calculated at 4%, supports the four scholarships in the class. The class donor’s name (in honor of person, ranch, horse, etc) is put on the scholarship check, announced during the awards and listed in the Paint Horse Journal World Show program. Classes can be underwritten by a donation on a first come-first serve basis. To underwrite additional classes, just multiply $35,000 by the number of classes you wish to underwrite. Click here the list of classes currently underwritten by donor gifts.

2018 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show Scholarships

APHF Base Class Scholarships (for all World Championship Classes)
  • $500 – World Champion
  • $400 – Reserve World Champion
  • $250 – 3rd Place
  • $150 – randomly drawn exhibitor from each class
APHF Special Scholarships (these scholarships can also be underwritten)
  • $1,000 – Novice Youth All-Around
  • $1,000 – Youth 13 & Under All Around
  • $1,000 – Youth 14-18 All Around
  • $1,000 – Power Performance Hi-Point
  • $1,000 – Power Performance Reserve Hi-Point
Halter Class Scholarships

Developed in 2013, this program began with individuals contributing to provide scholarships in Youth World Show Halter classes. Any additional halter payout for the 2018 Youth World Championship Show will depend on donations specifically directed to the halter program.

Rebecca Baker Endowment Scholarships

Created in 2015 and added to each year since by the generosity of the Jerry Baker family, the Rebecca Baker Youth World Show endowment now underwrites four scholarships for each of six Youth World Show classes in honor of the late Rebecca Baker of Bandera, Texas.

  • Novice Youth Reining
  • Reining 13 & Under
  • Reining 14-18
  • Cutting 18 & Under
  • Ranch Riding 18 & Under
  • Walk-Trot Trail