THRUST Industry Scholarships

Up to $3,000 total per year in scholarships

In a continuing effort to promote education within the equine industry, the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation, through the auspices of its Thoroughbred Horse Racing’s United Scholarship Trust (THRUST) program, will present up to $3,000 total per year in educational scholarships. All educational endeavors will be considered.

Scholarship recipients will be determined at the discretion of Foundation’s board of directors (i.e., the selection committee).


Available to immediate family members of WTBOA and WHBPA members and other local industry-affiliated individuals. Preference is given to first-time applicants.


Please provide a one-page statement (up to 500 words, approximately) on why you feel you are deserving of financial aid from the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation, including:

  • Please let us know how you are affiliated with the local industry (WTBOA or WHBPA family member or other local industry affiliation).
  • Include a statement with specific information about how you intend to use the funds. For example, it may be applied toward tuition, transportation or other need(s) related to your education. Preferably, the applicant plans to use the funds within 12 months of receipt.
  • Include your contact information:
    City, State, Zip
    Phone Number(s)
    E-mail Address

DEADLINE: JULY 31 of applicable year

For more information, contact our offices or call (253) 288-7878

Applications should be mailed to:
THRUST Industry Scholarship
c/o Washington Thoroughbred Foundation
3220 Ron Crockett Dr. NW
Auburn, WA 98001