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Kansas Horse Council Foundation Awards $14,000 in 2017 Scholarships

2017 KHCF Scholarship Winners

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

 

2016

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.

2016 KHCF Scholarship Winners

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.

 

2015

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.

2015 KHCF Scholarship Winners

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)

 

2014

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.

 

2013

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:

 

2012

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.