Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Race for Education Scholarship

Website: The Race for Education


The Race For Education established a partnership in 2008 with the American Association of Equine Practitioners to offer one scholarship to each of the 34 Veterinary Schools in North America. The program is funded by RFE, The AAEP Foundation and Platinum Performance and continues to be very successful.

The “Leg Up” program, a partnership with the Kentucky 4H Program got off the ground in 2013 offering a scholarship to one student at each of the over 100 chapters in Kentucky.

In January 2018, the Race For Education partnered with the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) to award scholarships across all 120 counties in Kentucky to students pursuing a field of study within the equine, animal science or agriculture industry and/or whose family is employed in the equine, animal science or agriculture industry.

The Race For Education is a public charity, receiving funding from many sources, including federal and foundation grants, private individuals, and corporations. The organization is managed by a volunteer board of directors and an executive committee with both professional and academic experience.


The applicant must be:

  • Washington State resident OR students attending a Washington school from any background
  • at least a 2.85 cumulative GPA
  • annual household income of less than $75,000 OR be financially independent from parents*

*to be considered finacially independent, a student must be at least 24 years old OR married OR a veteran OR an orphan OR have dependents of his or her own. Applicants who have been legally emancipated must provide documentation indicating such. No exceptions will be considered. 

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type

You will be asked a series of questions and required to upload materials electronically which include:

  • Signed letters of recommendation (Optional. Seal may be broken to scan and upload);
  • Current official transcript (Optional, but may be requested at a later date. Seal may be broken to scan and upload);
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) received in response to you filing the FAFSA; If you have not already applied for Federal Student Aid please do so prior to filling out your RFE application. You may do so HERE.
  • If you have NOT received your Student Aid Report, you MUST submit either your parent/guardian’s previous year’s tax return and current year’s W2 form OR the current year’s tax return. (Additional years may be requested.);
  • Financial aid award letter(s) (including other scholarship awards), if applicable.


The Race For Education will work with donors, its board of directors and community leaders to form a Scholarship Selection Advisory Committee whose purpose it will be to make initial scholarship award recommendations. In all events, the Race For Education shall have ultimate approval authority over final scholarship award recipients. All scholarship applicants and recipients will be notified no later than June.

Contact Information
Phone: (859) 252-8648 | Fax: (859) 252-8030 | Email: info@raceforeducation.org