Industry Scholarships

South Central Kentucky Walking Horse Association 

Deadline: March 12, 2023 

Eligibility: Open to any student who is involved in the walking horse industry, especially in Kentucky. You must attend their banquet the second weekend of March. 

In 2022 the SCKWHA awarded $500 scholarships to eight individuals.  

Marshall County Horsemans Association 

Deadline: April 15, 2023 

Eligibility: Must live in Marshall County, Tennessee and be associated with the horse business in some way (doesn’t have to be walking horses) 

In 2022 the Marshall County Horseman’s Association awarded a $2,000 scholarship. 

Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee (PWHAT) 

Deadline: June 1, 2023 

Eligibility: Must be a PWHAT member for a minimum of 12 months 

The mission of the PWHAT Scholarship Program is to provide monetary assistance to our youth members seeking to earn a degree of higher education. The PWHAT Scholarship Program will provide financial assistance to our individual members enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, vocational/trade schools, colleges and universities. Assisting the youth of the PWHAT organization will produce future leaders that can carry on the promotion and business of the Pleasure Tennessee Walking Horse both in and out of Tennessee. 

Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) 

Deadline: June 15, 2023 

Eligibility: Must be a TWHBEA member for 18 months prior to the deadline 

TWHBEA offers both undergraduate and graduate scholarships that can fund educational expenses at accredited colleges, junior colleges, universities, or trade schools. The scholarship amounts are based on availability of funds and the selection is based equally on academic performance, extracurricular activities and equine involvement. 

Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary 

Deadline: June 15, 2023 

Eligibility: Any person involved with Tennessee Walking Horses 

Each year the Auxiliary awards scholarships to any person involved with Tennessee Walking Horses who is furthering his/her education. Scholarships are based on need, merit, Auxiliary members and/or their families, and graduate degree-seeking students. These scholarships are for those in college and those starting college. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a graduate degree. 

Contact Beth Thomas at 931-580-6825 , or Kari Tisma at 678-576-1290 for a scholarship packet. 

Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA) Glenn C. Dowell Family Scholarship 

Deadline: July 1, 2023 

Eligibility: Open to children of members or employees of the WHTA 

The scholarship selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, citizenship achievements, contributions to the walking horse industry, and financial need. 

Walking Horse Owners Association (WHOA) Charles B. Howard Memorial Scholarship 

Deadline: July 31, 2023

Eligibility: Membership is not required, but you must submit a character reference from a current WHOA member (not from a youth or relative). 

The Walking Horse Owners Association Scholarship Fund in Memory of Charles B. Howard was established in 2021 to provide monetary assistance to our degree seeking members. The mission of the Charles B. Howard scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade schools and universities. The Scholarship principally targets two and four year academic programs; however, certificate/licensing programs including but not limited to fields such as business, animal/vet tech and related fields may also be eligible. 

East Tennessee Walking Horse Association 

Deadline: July 31, 2023 

Eligibility: Applicant must have a parent or grandparent who is a member of the ETWHA in good standing for at least 16 months prior to their scholarship application.  

The East Tennessee Walking Horse Association will award one (1) scholarship of $1,000 based on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and equine activities. The scholarship recipient is eligible to use the award for expenses at the college, university, community college or trade school of his or her choice. 

North Carolina Walking Horse Association 

Deadline: September 30, 2023 

Eligibility: Applicants must have been a member of the NCWHA by June 1 of the scholarship year. 

The North Carolina Walking Horse Association offers a minimum of two $1,000 scholarships each year – The Lynn Culbreth Memorial Scholarship and the NCWHA/Ronald Mosley Memorial Scholarship. Depending on funding, more scholarships may be made available.