2018 AQHF Scholarship Recipients

In 2018, a total of 76 individuals were awarded $700,250 in scholarships from the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

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GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS ($195,500)

Adrianna Andreini Scholarship ($12,000)
Callie Morgan, Boerne, Texas

Boon San Kitty Scholarship ($9,000)
Courtesy of Walton Family Foundation
Victoria Christensen, Courtenay, North Dakota

AQHF Youth Scholarship ($8,000)
Merriah Bockmann, Grand Island, Nebraska
Emma Cameron, Santa Fe, New Mexico
MacKenzie Doescher, Fremont, Nebraska
Gracie Fuller, Poplar Grove, Arkansas
Kylie Good, East Berlin, Pennsylvania
Ashlen Grubbs, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Alan Hinds, Lawrence, Kansas
Charles Lee, McAllen, Texas
Alyssa Leslie, Inman, Kansas
Jenna Meredith, Rineyville, Kentucky
McKell Norris, Easton, Missouri
Rylan Price, Stigler, Oklahoma
Laura Rankin, Spalding, Nebraska
Jocelyn Sheets, Indianapolis, Indiana
Kori Beth Thomason, Delhi, Louisiana
Hunter Trzeciak, Saegertown, Pennsylvania

Rusty & Kay Moody Post-Graduate Scholarship ($7,500)
Michael Halpin, Dorchester, Illinois
Carly Kidner, Ashtabula, Ohio

Scoop Vessels Scholarship ($5,000)
Lauren McKee, Wetumpka, Alabama
Ryleigh Semanchik, Great Meadows, NJ

Dogwood Scholarship ($4,000)
Jill Berkland, Sibley, Iowa
Karis Blankenship, Sugar Land, Texas

AQHF General Scholarship ($4,000)
Audrey Cash, Elkmont, Alabama
Erica Frank, Oxford, Georgia
Lensey Watson, Bentonville, Arkansas

Shawn Maree Vaillant Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
Secorra Denny, Phoenix, Arizona

CAREER PATH SCHOLARSHIPS ($434,500)

Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship ($45,000)
Jamie Clark, Usk, Washington
Athena Kepler, Riverside, California
Catherine Thurston, Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
Katrijn Whisenant, Newport Beach, California

Excellence in Equine & Agricultural Involvement Scholarship ($25,000)
Courtesy of the Charles B. Wang Foundation
Cullen Eppright, Cost, Texas
Sierra Ward, Fruitdale, South Dakota

Farm & Ranch Heritage Scholarship ($12,500)
Courtesy of the Charles B. Wang Foundation
Quint Bell, Paradise Valley, Nevada
Colton Carnes, Chouteau, Oklahoma
Keri Felumlee, Newark, Ohio
Kenna McNeill, Hobbs, New Mexico
Hattie Pimentel, Powell, Wyoming
Quaid Quisenberry, Roseburg, Oregon
Kortney Randall, Hurricane, Utah
Savana Waller, Cooper, Texas

Amy D. Bell “Pay It Forward” Memorial Scholarship ($12,500)
Kinsey Jones, Wolfforth, Texas

Jay Pumphrey Animal Sciences Scholarship (TX) ($10,000)
Meagan Cline, Lometa, Texas
Ashley Fuqua, New Braunfels, Texas
Erin Griffin, Aubrey, Texas

Guy Stoops ProHorsemen Family Scholarship ($10,000)
Joshua Briggs, Pilot Point, Texas
Madeline Keyes, Middleport, New York
Noel Meadows, Staunton, Virginia

AQHF Racing Scholarship ($8,000/$4,000)
Katie Orth, Randall, Minnesota
Emily Schimnich, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Kimberlee Standeford, Atlanta, Indiana
Jailinne Venzor, Dallas, Texas

Journalism or Communications Scholarship ($8,000)
Alondra Torres, Sanger, Texas

Arizona Quarter Racing Scholarship ($500)

No Eligible Recipient

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS ($70,250)

Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship ($11,000)
Micaela Beason, Philadelphia, Mississippi

James F. and Doris M. Barton Scholarship (NY) ($5,000)
Anna Culver, West Winfield, New York

AQHA Region One QHY Scholarship ($5,000)
Kinsey Ayres, Prineville, Oregon

Nebraska QHY Scholarship ($4,500)
Taylor Dynek, Elkhorn, Nebraska
Megan Pokorny, La Vista, Nebraska

Arizona QHY Scholarship ($4,000)
Kaylee Hamm, Cave Creek, Arizona
Monica Hamm, Cave Creek, Arizona
Ariel Olvey, Phoenix, Arizona

Britney Joe Unbridled Spirit Scholarship (KY) ($2,500)
Kelsey Nobles, Robards, Kentucky

Willard Rhodes AQHA Region 6 Scholarship ($2,500)
Pam Schork, Woodbury, Connecticut

Andrew McBeath Region 9 Leadership Scholarship ($2,500)
Ty Cornelius, Mount Pleasant, Arkansas

Indiana QHY Scholarship ($2,500)
Mackenzie Boone, Markleville, Indiana
Sara Lewis, Washington, Indiana
Jake Wicker, Straughn, Indiana

Oklahoma QHY Scholarship ($2,000)
Cheyenne Walter, Hydro, Oklahoma

Dr. Gerald O’Connor Michigan QHY Scholarship ($2,000)
Lily Atkinson, Spring Lake, Michigan Miller Lantis, Corunna, Michigan

Joyce Wyatt Pennsylvania QHY Scholarship ($2,000)

Awarded next in 2019

Joan Cain Florida QHY Scholarship ($2,000)
Faith Houseworth, Sarasota, Florida
Avianna Liuzzo, Gainesville, Florida

Frank & Lin Berris Scholarship (MI) ($1,250)
Rose Kuperus, Freeport, Michigan

Christopher Junker Memorial Nebraska Scholarship ($1,000)
Tallyn Simpson, Maxwell, Nebraska
Kara Horton, Omaha, Nebraska

TOTAL AWARDED:

$700,250

(76 Recipients)