USA: Applications Now Open for The Jockey Club’s Academic Scholarships

USA: The Jockey Club has announced that applications are now open for its two college scholarships.

The scholarships total $21,000 and will be awarded for the academic year that begins in the fall of 2020. 

The Jockey Club Scholarship was first awarded in 2017 and 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 following criteria will be considered for The Jockey Club Scholarship: career aspirations, activities involving the equine or Thoroughbred industry, and high academic achievement. 

That scholarship complements The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship, which was created in 2007 and is awarded annually to a student at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP). The annual $6,000 ($3,000 per semester) Jack Goodman Scholarship is based on academic achievement, a proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and previous industry involvement. 

The deadline for both applications is 31st March 2020.

“The Jockey Club is proud to offer these scholarships in an effort to support young individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the horseracing industry,” said James L Gagliano, president and chief operating officer, The Jockey Club.

Goodman was a resident of Tucson, a longtime member of The Jockey Club and one of three founders of the RTIP.

More information and links to applications for the scholarships can be found here: jockeyclub.com/Default.asp?section=Initiatives&area=15. The recipients of each scholarship will be announced this summer.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (americasbestracing.net), the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (ownerview.com), the ownership resource. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.

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