FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 16, 2011
Arabian Horse Foundation Announces Scholarships Totaling $13,500 for 2011Aurora, CO (May 16, 2011) -The Arabian Horse Foundation has announced it is presenting 18 scholarships this year totaling $13,500. Since the Foundation's re-launch at the Arabian Horse Association Convention in 2007, the Foundation board has given over $50,000 to youth scholarships.
"With the costs of education escalating and the economy impacting families even more, the scholarships will provide welcome assistance to these 18 youth furthering their education," says Jim Cada, Chairman of the Foundation's Scholarship Committee. "We're pleased that we could help this many youth." Cada also serves as treasurer for the Foundation.
The Arabian Horse Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AHA and has three areas where funds are directed: Horse rescue and rehoming, equine research, and youth scholarships. In the past five years, the Foundation has given nearly $100,000 in these three areas.
"The Foundation continues to focus on needs in these funding areas," said AHF President Larry Kinneer. "It is through the support of our membership that we continue to fund rescue and rehoming needs and equine research, and are still able to provide valued scholarships to the youth of our Arabian horse community."
Applications for Foundation scholarships are available at www.arabianhorsefoundation.org. The application deadline is April 1. Applications are reviewed and winners announced in May. Visit the Foundation website for more information about the various giving options and areas that have been funded.
The winners of the 2011 Arabian Horse Foundation scholarships are:
Jillian Ann Johnson, Lowell, MI; Alana Hansen, Temecula, CA; Kate Stewart, Union, OR; Spencer Kurtz, Montrose, SD; Sarah Schuessler, Attica, NY; Hayley Simmons, Janesville, WI; Nikki Novak, Unadilla, NE; George Sullivan, Albuquerque, NM; Dani Andrusko, Lakeville, MN; Chelsea Greer, Tacoma, WA; Kelsey Kimbler, Aberdeen, SD; Tanya Meyer, Cedar, MN; Allison Pugh, Bozeman, MT; Amanda Bruner, Hesperia, CA; Elsa Ludwig, Madison, WI; Christina Thompson, Stillwater, MN; Michaela Kotera, Gretna, NE; Megan, Herr, Fullerton, CA.
AHA is a major equine association serving 26,000 members across North America. It registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers approximately $3 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes close to 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail info@ArabianHorses.org or visit ArabianHorses.org