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October 2, 2013

AQHA scholarship deadline Dec. 1

Parsons, Kansas — Available scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 and vary in length from one to four years, and recipients will be required to renew their scholarship annually.

Applicants wishing to obtain scholarship funding from the American Quarter Horse Foundation for the 2014-2015 academic year can download the scholarship guidelines for a complete list of criteria and requirements. The deadline for 2014 scholarship applications is December 1, 2013.

The Foundation awarded 133 students with a total of $277,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Foundation scholarship program has given more than $5.7 million in financial assistance to more than 1,000 American Quarter Horse Youth Association members since its inception in 1976. Available scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 and vary in length from one to four years. Recipients will be required to renew their scholarship annually. The average amount of funding awarded per student is $5,800.

To be considered for a Foundation scholarship, students must be AQHA or AQHYA members and complete and return the current scholarship application. In addition, several support materials are requested for submission.

Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as the applicant's outstanding leadership and communication skills.

Applicants can submit a nonspecific application, which will be evaluated against the criteria supplied within the scholarship program outline to determine eligibility. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Mail completed applications to American Quarter Horse Foundation, Scholarship Program, 2601 E. Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79104.

For more information about Foundation scholarships, call 806-378-5029 or email foundation@aqha. org. £

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