proceeds from the sale of these items will
benefit the Race For Education
Please visit their website.
The Race for Education
is a national education scholarship foundation funded
by various parties related to or with an interest
in the Thoroughbred racing industry. It is a nonprofit
501 (C) (3) organization established to improve the
quality of life for young people through education,
attract younger, better educated individuals to careers
in the Thoroughbred industry and help establish the
racing industry as a good citizen in the community.
believe young people are the future of our industry.
Their development will help create dedicated fans,
employees and hopefully the horsemen of tomorrow.
Since its founding in 2002, The Race
For Education has awarded college scholarships to
students in 15 states from a broad variety of backgrounds
with varied scholastic pursuits. As our students graduate,
we will assist them in finding jobs within the Thoroughbred
Our scholarships are need-based, with
our main focus on the average student (3.0 GPA) who
might not have the opportunity for other financial
aid. We strive to find individuals that have the ability
and the desire to give back to the community.
A selection committee made up of industry
professionals and independent of our Board of Directors
evaluates the applications. Each student receives
a score in four weighted categories: financial need
(30%), academic (25%), personal interview (25%), and
application presentation (20%). In most cases, once
a student has been selected, we make a commitment
to fund, or help secure funding via matching donations
or other scholarship programs, the student's complete
undergraduate education, providing he or she maintains
a 3.0 GPA and provides our Board with progress report
We also provide grants for equine
industry-related programs such as English as a Second
Language and GED preparation.