General Scholarship Information

Academic Scholarships

The Foundation annually awards more than 50 academic scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to Paint Horse youth. Some scholarships have applicant restrictions with regard to state or area residency. 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. To apply for a academic scholarship, the application and letters of reference must be post marked by March 1 prior to the academic year.

Ashley Huntington Memorial Floyd & Maryanne Moore (2 available) Nebraska Paint Horse Club
Arizona Paint Horse Club Garnier Family Endowment Nevada Paint Horse Club
Ark La Tex Paint Horse Club Hoch Endowment Paul White Memorial
Bill & Joye Bryan Idaho Paint Horse Club Robert & Mary Parrott
Bill and Rachael Yoesel Memorial Illinois Paint horse Club (2 available) Robert Haas
California Paint Racing Joan Cook Memorial Southwest Washington Paint Horse Club
Central California Paint Horse Club Keith Lamoine Memorial Utah Paint Horse Club (3 available)
Cross Timbers Paint Horse Club (2 available) Lee Newsome Washington State Paint Horse Club
Doc & Butch Wonderlich Lynn Simons Memorial (2 available) Zone One Scholarships (3 available)
Dr. Bill Jackson (2 available) Matt Diamond Memorial Zone Two Scholarship
Duane Pettibone Memorial Mickea Smith Honorarium Zone Three Scholarships (4 available)
Shelia Plimpton Memorial Bob & Theda Bartholomew Bud & Bev Shoemaker
Lynn Titlow Memorial Williamson/Brashears Rocky Mountain PHA YDF
Gulf Coast PHC Jason Sheriff Memorial Washington State PHC
Michael Ochetto, Jr Memorial

Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

Scholarship Renewal Form (Online)

Recommendation Form (Online)

Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification Scholarships

The APHF and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) have forged an innovative partnership to scholarship assistance to potential instructors of therapeutic riding. While open to anyone with skills in equine management, horsemanship, instruction, teaching methods and disabilities, preference for scholarships will be awarded to medical professionals.
Two $800 scholarships can be awarded annually by the American Paint Horse Foundation, whose primary mission centers on heritage and education. Applications are due March 1 each calendar year.  In addition to these two scholarships, APHF will also give consideration to Wounded Warriors who wish to pursue becoming a certified riding instructor.
All applicants must be APHA members and PATH Intl. members in good standing. Additionally, candidates must meet the PATH Intl. criteria to become a Registered Level Instructor In Training and have completed at least 10 hours volunteering at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.