Lexington, Ky. (Tuesday, July 5, 2022) - The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation, and The Race For Education (RFE) are proud to announce their 2022 scholarship recipients.
The KEEP Foundation’s board of directors approved over $30,000 in scholarships to 13 students attending nine universities across the Commonwealth. All of the 2022 scholarship recipients are students currently enrolled at a university or college in Kentucky in either an equine and/or agriculture related major or their parents work in the equine industry.
In addition to these 13 Kentucky students, the Race For Education awarded its annual Robert J. Frankel Scholarship to two New York state students: Anitza Parilla and Francis Marrone. Now in its 12th year, the Robert J. Frankel Scholarship, in honor of the late Robert (Bobby) J. Frankel, is awarded to students whose family is employed in the Thoroughbred industry, pursuing any field of study at a college or university in California or New York state. Both Frankel Scholarship recipients, whose parents work at various racetracks in New York, will be attending universities in New York.
"We had an excellent group of scholarship applicants this year,” said Alexandra Harper, KEEP Foundation’s Executive Director. I am excited for these students to embark on their collegiate careers and also for the future of the equine industry. These students are eager and ready to make a difference, and I’m glad that we can help take some of the financial burden off by awarding scholarships."
2022 Race For Education KEEP Foundation Scholarship
Connor Bermejo - Kentucky Horseshoeing School
Brant Brower - Midway University
Meghan Clancy - University of Kentucky
Audrey Dollase - University of Kentucky
Emma English - Transylvania University
Alysa Farrell - University of Kentucky
Terada Hiroto - Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Margaret Hollingsworth - Asbury University
Lauren Mullikin - University of Kentucky
Kaitlyn Praisler - Morehead State University
Eric Resendiz - Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Julia Sammet - Midway University
Samantha Versocki - University of Louisville