The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present $14,000.00 in scholarship awards on June 7th in Wamego. Rep. Ron Highland, State Representative for District 51, presented 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 1st.
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.