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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.


We 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 racing industry.

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 each semester.

We also provide grants for equine industry-related programs such as English as a Second Language and GED preparation.



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