Animal Industry Scholarships

This is a list of organizations and associations that offer equine-related scholarships and/or internship opportunities. If you are interested in an internship with an association that is not listed (or is listed as only offering scholarships) you are encouraged to contact the association, as some internships can be arranged.

American Horse Publications
The AHP offers internships, short-courses, and a travel award that allows recipients to attend the AHP annual seminar. At the seminar, students will have the opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities.
For more information, contact the AHP at (386) 760-7743, by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by visitng http://www.americanhorsepubs.org/.

American Morgan Horse Association
Member Scholarships are available. Internships may also be arranged.
For more information, contact the AMHA at (802)985-4944 or visit http://www.morganhorse.com/.

American Paint Horse Association
Scholarships are available for members.
Internship opportunities are posted early in the year (January-February).
For more information, contact the APHA at (817) 834-APHA.

American Saddlebred Horse Association
Member Scholarships are available.
Internships can also be arranged.
For more information, contact the ASHA at (859) 259-2742.

American Quarter Horse Association
Scholarships are offered for members.
Internships are also available in several departments (marketing, AQHA Journal).
For more information, contact the AQHA at (806) 376-4811.

Appaloosa Horse Club
Member Scholarships are available.
For more information, contact the ApHC at (208) 882-5578.

Arabian Horse Association
Several member Scholarships are available.
For more information, contact the AHA at (303) 696-4500.

American Hackney Horse Society
Member Scholarships are not posted online, but are available.
For more information, contact the AHHS at (859) 255-2694.

Harness Horse Youth Foundation
Foundation offers several scholarships for those who have a interest in harness racing and are pursuing equine and non-equine related degrees ($1,500 - $3,500).
For more information, contact the HHYF at (317) 867-5877.

Harness Tracks of America Scholarship Program
Scholarships are available to children of licensed harness racing breeders, caretakers, drivers, owners, trainers, or young people actively engaged in harness racing. There are six annual recipients that recieve $7,500 each.  For more information, call (520) 529-2525.

Hoard’s Dairyman provides a listing of scholarships available to youth majoring in agriculture or with a dairy background. Visit http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships for more informaiton.

International Buckskin Horse Association
Member Scholarships are available.
For more information, contact the IBHA at (219) 552-1013.

Kentucky Equine Management Internship
KEMI is a 24 week internship program with full-time farm employment and weekly lectures, as well as many extracurricular activities. Scholarships for this program are also available.

Michigan Horse Council
The MHC offers several scholarships each year. There are three scholarships that are given to MSU students who are in the Horse Management/Agricultural Technology track, Bachelor’s degree with equine emphasis, and a DVM student who intends to practice equine medicine in Michigan. These scholarships range in value from $1,500-$2,000.

MHC also offers 3 scholarships of $1,000 to students who are members of the MHC or members of MHC member organizations (which includes the MSU Rodeo Club). Visit http://www.michiganhorsecouncil.com/mhc-scholarships for more information.

National Cutting Horse Association
Member Scholarships are given. Information about the scholarships can be found at the NCHA Youth website: http://nychaonline.com/, under “Scholarships”.
An internship opportunity may also be available.
For more information, contact the NCHA at (817) 244-6188.

National Reining Horse Association
Member Scholarships are available.
2 Internships are available, one during the Derby and one during the Futurity.
For more information, contact the NRHA at (405) 946-7400.

Palomino Horse Breeders of America
Member Scholarships are given.
A summer internship is also available.
For more information, contact the PBHA at (918) 438-1234.

Pony of the Americas Club
Member Scholarships are not posted online, but are available.
For more information, contact the POAC at (317) 788-0107.

Pinto Horse Association of America
Member Scholarships are available.
For more information, contact the PtHA at (817) 336-7842.

Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exibitors’ Association
Undergraduate and Graduate Member Scholarships are available.
For more information, contact the TWHBEA at (931) 359-1574.

U.S. Harness Writer’s Association
The Clyde Hirt Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) is given to any North American college student who is knowledgeable about harness racing and interested in a career in journalism.
For more information, contact USHWA at (732) 249-8500.