KHC Foundation Scholarship Information
We are proud to provide Kansas Horse Council members the opportunity to be awarded an educational scholarship. One of the benefits available to our members is the Kansas Horse Council Academic Scholarship.
This scholarship is available to students who;
- are current members of the KHC (either Individual Membership, Student Membership, or Family Membership that includes them).
- have a history in the equine industry (4H, Kansas High School Rodeo, FFA, etc.)
- can list scholastic accomplishments and community service.
- can provide 2 or more letters of recommendation.
- possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, if currently enrolled. An official transcript must be submitted with the application.
- Proof of enrollment or acceptance into a trade or other accredited scholastic institution will be required if your are selected as a scholarship recipient.
The scholarship selection places emphasis on involvement in the horse industry in Kansas; Scholastic Achievement; and Community Service.
Since inception in 2004, the Kansas Horse Council Foundation has awarded $121,450 in scholarships to date.
You must complete the KHC Scholarship Application (click on link below or contact the KHC office for a copy of the application at 785-776-0662 or firstname.lastname@example.org). All applications must include an official copy of the student’s high school or college transcript, if applicable, and two letters of recommendation from persons other than family members. Forward these items by fax (785) 539-2928, postal mail, or email to email@example.com with the subject heading “Scholarship Application”. Until all items are received, the application cannot be processed.
Click on the link below for a copy of the Scholarship Application Form:
Give us a chance to know you and how the Kansas Horse Council Foundation Scholarship will positively affect your life by submitting a video via electronic format. Videos are OPTIONAL and are not required to receive an award.
All materials must be received on or before April 1st. Late applications will not be considered. Please send to:
Kansas Horse Council
c/o Scholarship Committee
Recipients of KHC Scholarship will be selected by May 1 and informed by May 15. Payment will then be made to the individual winners.
2018 KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was pleased to award $15,000 in scholarships to 15 KHC members. A significant portion of these scholarships are funded by the Silent Auction held at Equifest of Kansas.
L to R: MaRyka Smith, Jade Edwards, Caroline Gatschet, Isabella Hubbell, Alyssa Leslie, Natalie Vesta, Samantha Guy, Rachel Brown, Sidney Murray, Madison Hetherington. Not pictured: Emily Brightbill, Collin Champagne, Kinsey Griffith, Alan Hinds, and Jacob Grinstead.
Kansas Horse Council Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to provide educational opportunities to horse owners in Kansas. Scholarships are awarded annually and are funded through private donors and fundraising efforts hosted at Equifest of KS, to include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and an art sale. Contributions and donations are always welcome!
Kansas Horse Council Foundation Awards $14,000 in 2017 Scholarships
Fifteen new and returning college students shared $14,000 in Kansas Horse Council Foundation scholarships at a ceremony in Wamego, June 12. The Silent Auction at Equifest each year is the main source of income for these scholarships, along with donations from the Weary Family Foundation and the Kansas Horse Council. Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Head of Clinical Sciences at the KSU College of Vet Medicine and KHC Board Member, presented the awards to this outstanding group of students: Bailey Pyle; Raegan Rast; Jacob Grinstead; MaRyka Smith; Grace Thiel; Samantha Guy; Kenna Hoffman; Natalie Vesta; Taylor Wolken; Alyssa Botkin; Rachael Peterson; Allyson Dorrell; Sidney Murray; Katrina Bork; Taylor Brown
Kansas Horse Council Foundation Awards $14,000 in 2016 Scholarships
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present $14,000 in scholarship awards June 7 in Wamego. Representative Ron Highland attended to present the awards.
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was founded in 2003 to encourage higher education for individuals involved in the equine industry. Since that time, over $94,000 in scholarships have been distributed. Funding for the awards is raised through a Silent Auction held each February at EquiFest of Kansas and a $4000 grant from the Weary Family Foundation.
Scholarship application information is available on the Kansas Horse Council website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com. Applications are due each year by April 1.
Recipients of this years’ awards are from left to right: Front Row: Allyson Dorrell from Olathe, Grace Thiel of Easton, Hayley Banister of Auburn, Molly Jaax of Wichita, MaRyka Smith of Hoyt, Roxanna Clawson of Great Bend
Back Row: Jacob Grinstead of Hutchinson, Zoe Woolsoncroft of Salina, Cole McCabe of Prairie Village
Not pictured: Shannon Beins of Wichita, Taylor Wolken of Lawrence, Charlie Armour of Fontana, Chelsea Gabriel of Grain Valley, Samantha Guy of Walnut.
KHC Foundation Awards Scholarships – 2015
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation awarded $11,250 in scholarships to 13 recipients on June 9. The two largest awards of $2,500 each to the top male, Antonia Ramonda-Pruit, and female, Molly Jaax, were provided by a donation from the Weary Family Foundation. Bob and Dale (Weary) Clore were present to make these awards. Rep. Tom Moxley presented the other 11 awards, which were made possible by the auction held at Equifest.
Pictured are: front row – Jason Klam, Chelsea Gabriel, Molly Jaax, Brianna Crain; back row – Luke Commerford, Brandon Thomas, Ethan Quaney, Zoe Wolsoncroft and Antonio Ramonda-Pruit (Not pictured: Brianna Peddicord, MaRyka Smith, Samantha Hendryx, & Hayley Bannister)
Kansas Horse Council Foundation awards $7000 in 2014 scholarships
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present its’ 2014 scholarship awards on June 3rd in Wamego.
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was founded in 2003 to encourage higher education for individuals involved in the horse industry. Since that time, over $70,000 in scholarships have been distributed. Funding for the awards is raised through a Silent Auction held each February at EquiFest of Kansas in Park City, just north of Wichita.
Scholarship application information is available on the Kansas Horse Council website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com.Applications are due each year by April 1st.
Recipients of this years’ awards are pictured on the KHC home page: from left to right, Ethan Quaney of Burlingame, $700; Blair McGehee of Wichita, $1000; Todd Graber of McPherson, $500; Charlie Armour of Fontana, $500; Jordan Edington of Berryton, $500; and Chelsea Gabriel of Grain Valley, MO, $500. Not pictured are: Celsey Benada of Cuba, $1000; Hayley Banister of Auburn, $1000; Tyler Murray of Wheaton, $500; and Faye Miller of Topeka, $1000.
KHC Foundation Awards 2013 Scholarships
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present its 2013 scholarship awards on June 5th in Wamego. Kansas Representative Sydney Carlin was in attendance to present the awards. The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was founded in 2003 to encourage higher education for individuals involved in the horse industry. Since that time, over $60,000 in scholarships have been distributed. Scholarship application information is available on the Kansas Horse Council website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com.
Recipients of this years’ awards are: Rebecca Biswell of Wamego, Charlie Armour of Fontana, Kristen Humback of Manhattan, Brittanie Stalder of Concordia and Savannah Isley of Bird City. Each student received a $700 scholarship.
Pictured are: Rep. Carlin, Rebecca Biswell, Charlie Armour, Brittanie Stalder:
Kansas Horse Council Foundation Awards $7,000 in 2012 Scholarship Program
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation awarded $7,000 in scholarships to five outstanding Kansas students in June, 2012. Recipients of this year’s $1400 awards are Kristin Humbach, a student at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine; Amy White of Belvue, a recent graduate of Wamego High School who will be attending Oklahoma State University; Erin Eckels, from Manhattan and a student at Kansas State University; Savannah Isely, from Bird City and a student at Colby Community College; and Libby Graber a graduate of McPherson High School who will be attending Kansas State University.