Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day on August 28 sets aside a day to remember the pet companions we’ve lost.
The death of a pet, whether furry, feathered or an uncommon variety, we feel the loss deeply. They become family and a familiar part of our lives. Mourning their death is different for everyone and Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day provides a way to help heal the ache of loss.
Celebrate the home you provided and the joy your beloved pet brought you in return. When you are ready, you will know time has arrived to find a new ‘critter’ to replace the emptiness felt. There are many animals yet to find a home and in time you can be their new home.
Here are some scholarship opportunities for our future veterinarians!
AQHF Youth Scholarship ($8,000 four-year scholarship)
Ideal candidates are members of AQHA or AQHYA who have completed a minimum of three years cumulative membership; are ranked within the upper 25% of their high school graduating class; exhibit an affinity for the advancement of the American Quarter Horse, and demonstrate leadership potential. Members must be a high school or home-schooled senior when applying. Students currently enrolled as a first-year college freshman are not eligible for consideration. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5-grade point average. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student’s choice.
CAREER PATH SCHOLARSHIPS
Many fields of employment are tied either directly or indirectly to the horse industry. Career path scholarships allow students to obtain a degree in areas such as racing, animal science, journalism, communications, therapeutic/adaptive riding and veterinary medicine. Support for students within these fields is imperative to the sustainability and advancement of our industry. Undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level degrees can be completed by students through these scholarship opportunities.
The Charles Shelton Foundation Scholarship
The Charles Shelton Foundation Scholarship provides one non-renewable $2,500 award offered annually.
Once the scholarship recipient has enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the sponsor, the scholarship will be awarded in the form of a check made payable to the institution attended by the scholarship recipient.