Race For Education

Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship
Through the Race For Education

Up to $5,000!
DEADLINE MAY 1 of current year
Apply online!

The Washington State Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship is available to Washington state residents OR students attending a Washington school from any background wishing to pursue a career in pre-veterinary medicine (equine practice only), equine science, racetrack management, equine business management or pasture management as it pertains to horse farms, equine or racetrack marketing and/or communications and other related fields.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • have at least a 2.85 cumulative GPA,
  • have an annual household income of less than $75,000 OR be financially independent from parents.*

Supporting materials that must be scanned and uploaded as PDF files include:

  • Essay on ONE of the following topics (Please limit essay response to 500 words or less.):
    1) What do you consider to be the single most important societal problem? Why?
    2) Pick a controversial problem on college campuses and suggest a solution.
    3) Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
    4) Describe your most meaningful achievement(s) and how it relates to your future goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be signed but not in sealed envelope);
  • Current, official transcript (seal can be broken);
  • Student Aid Report (from FAFSA)
  • If you have NOT received your Student Aid Report, you must submit either your parent/guardian’s previous year’s tax return and current year’s W2 form OR the current year’s tax return. (Additional years may be requested.);
  • Financial aid award letter(s) (including other scholarship awards).

Applicants apply online ONLY at raceforeducation.org. Applications will be reviewed by The Race For Education Selection Committee and finalists contacted for a personal interview. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Board of Directors, and all applicants will be notified by May 31 each year. Inquiries about the scholarships may be directed to The Race For Education at (859) 252-8648 or apply@raceforeducation.org

*To be considered financially independent, a student must be at least 23 years old OR married OR a veteran OR an orphan OR have dependents of his or her own. Applicants who have been legally emancipated must provide documentation indicating such. No exceptions will be considered.