How to Apply for The Jockey Club’s Academic Scholarships

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Last fall, The Jockey Club, the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds, announced the expansion of its academic scholarship offerings to support individuals interested in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry. Learn more about the scholarship opportunities below:

Who

  • The Jockey Club's five scholarships are taking applications from both undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of diverse backgrounds as outlined below.

What

  • The Jockey Club Scholarship provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry.
  • The Advancement of Women in Racing Scholarship ($20,000; $10,000 per semester) is open to women pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry who are enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university.
  • The Vision Scholarship ($20,000; $10,000 per semester) is open to students from a minority racial or ethnic group who are pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry. Applicants must be enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university.
  • The Benevolence Scholarship ($15,000; $7,500 per semester) is a need-based award to enable a student to attend a full-time program at a college, university, or trade program. Preference will be given to backstretch and horse farm employees and their family members.
  • The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship provides $6,000 ($3,000 per semester) to a student in the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP).

Where

When

  • Scholarship applications are due Feb. 1, 2021. Winners will be notified in early April.
  • Scholarship awards will be applied to the 2021-2022 academic year.

Why

Upon announcement of the scholarships, Matt Iuliano, The Jockey Cub’s executive vice president and executive director, said, “The Jockey Club is committed to supporting individuals who are passionate about the Thoroughbred industry and making it their livelihood, and we are pleased to be able to expand our scholarship offerings to assist those who will make significant contributions to Thoroughbred breeding and racing in the future.”

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