Scholarships for Equine Majors

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR EQUINE STUDIES MAJORS:

The following list is a resource of potential scholarship sources for students in the equine studies major.  Please note that scholarships from outside sources, such as community organizations, local horsemanship clubs and competitive organizations can all be applied to UNH tuition.

Department of Biological Sciences:

Listed below are several scholarships available to undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences for which equine studies majors are eligible to apply. Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship. The amount of the awards varies from year to year. Students may pick up an application in the office of the Department of Biological Sciences (Spaulding Life Science Bldg. 117) during the beginning of Spring semester.  Applications are due at the beginning of March and should be submitted in hard copy to Jane Garnett in SLS 117. NOTE: If a criterion of eligibility states that financial need will be considered, applicants must have an approved Financial Aid form on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Robert P. Ahern Memorial Scholarship  Awards will be made to upperclassmen majoring in Animal Sciences (or animal biology) in the undergraduate school with interests in pre-veterinary medicine, horses or dairy cattle. The selection is based on financial need and scholastic ability.

Kenneth L. Isaacs Scholarship  In 1961, Kenneth L. Isaacs of Walpole, Massachusetts, donated Hereford cattle to the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences. The income from funds generated by the sale of the animals is awarded annually to needy animal science students. Preference is given to applicants with an interest in livestock. Financial need and scholarly achievement will be considered in selecting recipients.

Charles A. & Florence Weast Stone  Students who have completed two semesters in an animal science-related major in the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture are eligible to apply. Recipients must have a grade point average of at least 2.0, or the equivalent. Financial need is not a criterion in making the awards. Preference will also be given to students who are residents of New Hampshire. It is hoped and desired that the students who receive this scholarship aid will pay back into the fund, thereby increasing its availability for future students.

Loring V. Cy Tirrell  Scholarship Needy upper-class Animal Science (animal biology) majors with excellent moral character and sound academic achievement are eligible for awards.

Charles Harvey Hood Prize  This scholarship is available to worthy students enrolled in any of the undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Scholarly achievement, as based on the student’s academic record, will be an important criterion in making this award. Other evidence of academic or personal development will be considered. Financial need is not necessary, but may also be considered in making an award.

 

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture:

Listed below are several scholarships available to undergraduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science, for which Equine majors are eligible. Scholarships are not available for incoming freshmen.  Only currently matriculating students are eligible for these scholarships. Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship. The amount of awards varies from year to year.

Each year the COLSA Dean’s Office sends an email to all COLSA students with information about scholarship availability, and how and when to apply. You will receive this email sometime in early- to mid-February.  Application forms will be sent to you via email. They are also available in departmental offices, in the LS&A Dean’s Office, and at the Thompson School or can be downloaded from the COLSA website. NOTE: If a criterion of eligibility states that financial aid will be considered, applicants must have an approved FAFSA form on file in the Financial Aid Office.

 

Albert H. Brown Fund  To assist worthy students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science.

Marietta & Jane Carr Endowed Fund  To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture who are residents of New Hampshire.

Callahan Family Scholarship  To provide financial support for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Conant Scholarship Fund  A varying number of awards to needy New Hampshire students in the fields of animal sciences, equine studies, dairy management, environmental horticulture, applied animal science and horticultural technology. Preference will be given to residents of Cheshire County.

Dickie Family Scholarship  To provide scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Stephen W. And Helen H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship  A varying number of awards to full-time undergraduates in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Clyde And Isabelle Eaton Scholarship Fund  Financial assistance to a full-time, upper-class undergraduate in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, who is interested in animal sciences, plant biology, or environmental horticulture, and who exhibits academic achievement. Financial need is not a factor.

Fair Winds Farm Equine Scholarship  Provides support to students in the equine program. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing careers in the Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing industry.

Andrew L. Felker Scholarship  Awarded to a worthy student enrolled the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture from a New Hampshire farm.

Foster Scholarship  This scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduates based on merit. Preference is given to students graduating from Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Martha And Theodore Frizzell Fund  Open to undergraduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Basil And Alice Johnson Scholarship  Aid to one or more Junior or Senior students interested in one of the following fields: animal sciences, biochemistry, biology, environmental horticulture, forestry, microbiology, plant biology and zoology. The recipient(s) must have attended one of the three public high schools in Manchester, New Hampshire. Outstanding academic achievement and personal leadership are criteria for awards. Financial need is not to be considered a factor.

Barbara M. Lucier Memorial Scholarship  Based on academic achievement and financial need, this scholarship provides support for students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture with preference to students in wildlife, the plant sciences, forestry, and animal and nutrition sciences.

Charles F. Marble Scholarship  To provide meritorious scholarship support for students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Preference is given to residents of New Hampshire.

Dr. Lorus And Marjorie Milne Scholarship  Available to students in the biological sciences.

New England Farm & Garden Undergraduate Scholarship  Provides a scholarship to a Junior, or in exceptional cases, a Sophomore, in the fields of environmental horticulture, forestry, animal sciences, or other related subjects. Criteria for recipient selections will be academic excellence and financial need.

The Lou And Lutza Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund  This award provides financial assistance to full time undergraduate students in the fields of animal sciences, equine studies, and applied animal science. The scholarship is also based on academic merit. Students must be pursuing an equine related career.

Caroline S. Wooster Scholarship  Open to needy students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science

 

Other Equine Related Scholarships:

The following scholarships for riders are available from sources outside the University of New Hampshire.  This is not a complete list.  Students who have been active with a particular horsemen’s club or competitive association should check with those organizations to see if scholarships are available for youth members.

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)  Since 1976, the American Quarter Horse Foundation has awarded more than $5.7 million in scholarship assistance to youth members. More than 1,000 students have benefited from the successes of a higher education. Assistance is provided based on the applicant's financial need, academic merit, equine involvement and civic activities. It is our mission to aid youth who share a sense of compassion and dedication to the American Quarter Horse.  Application is available at http://www.aqha.com/Foundation/Content-Pages/Scholarships.aspx

American Morgan Horse Institute (AMHI)  The AMHI awards one to five $3,000 educational scholarships to worthy recipients from across the country.  The scholarships may be used to pay tuition for college, trade school, or vocational training.  Selection is based on the ability and aptitude for serious study, community service, leadership, financial need, and achievement with Morgan horses. The educational scholarship applicants are limited to high school seniors.  Application is available at http://morganhorseinstitute.com/scholarships.php

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) The IHSA gives away over $20,000 in scholarships to its members annually through its affiliation with the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation.  Both current IHSA members and non IHSA collegiate riders are encouraged to apply.  Several other scholarship opportunities are available for senior members of the IHSA.  Most awards are given on the basis of academic performance, leadership and participation on a collegiate riding team and financial need.  Applications are due in early February and awards are given each May.  Visit www.ihsainc.com for more information.

Jockey Club
The Jockey Club Scholarship, provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry.  The following criteria will be considered: career aspirations, activities involving the equine or Thoroughbred industry, and high academic achievement.  Applications and other pertinent information are available at jockeyclub.com under Advocacy/Promotion, Education.