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Our Impact

“I am entering into my final year at Auburn University and will be graduating in the Spring of 2019 with a major in Political Science with a concentration in law and minors in both Journalism and Sports Coaching. The endless opportunities that have been presented to me would not have been possible without the paralleled support of the Foundation. It has been an honor of mine to represent the Association thus far and I am looking forward to the future. War Eagle!”

– Lauren Diaz 

Our Impact

“The OQHF Scholarship has allowed me to attend a school that I love, and pursue both higher education and career advancement. It has allowed me to keep my roots in the Quarter Horse Industry strong, and for that I am extremely grateful.”

– Paulina Martz

Our Impact

“I am extremely thankful for this scholarship opportunity given by the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation! Not only has the scholarship helped support my higher education, but has also kept me involved in the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Take advantage of all this association has to offer; I encourage all eligible youth members to apply!”

– Jillian Channell

OQHF Scholarship Program
The OQHA Scholarship Committee was established to provide opportunities for deserving OQHA or OQHYA members who wish to further their education in a college, university, or other institute of higher learning. Each year the OQHA President shall appoint a scholarship committee consisting of at least, but not limited to, two OQHA Directors. Scholarships (both new and renewal) will be awarded upon recommendation of the scholarship committee and approval of the OQHA Board of Directors, dependent upon monies available in the annual budget.

Section 1
The OQHF Scholarship Committee was established to provide opportunities for deserving Ohio Quarter Horse Amateurs or Youth members that wish to further their education at a college, university, or other institution of higher learning.

Section 2
Each year the OQHF President shall appoint a Scholarship Committee consisting of at least one OQHF Board member.

Section 3
Scholarships (both new and renewal) will be awarded upon recommendation of the Scholarship Committee and approval of the OQHF Board, dependent upon monies available in the annual budget.

• 60% Scholarship Application Rubric and 40% oral interview.

• Three Committee members will score the Scholarship Application using the Scholarship Application rubric and three non-affiliated judges will score the oral interview.

Section 4
Eligible applicants must meet all three of the following:

• Applicant must have been a member of OQHA/OAQHA/OQHYA for three years, whether or not consecutive, including the current year. Ohio residency is not a requirement.

• Applicant must be a high school graduate or a senior in high school who will graduate by July 1 of the application year.

• Applicants cannot have reached their 23rd birthday by December 31st of the application year.

Section 5: Application Process 
Applicants must submit the following written materials:

• A completed application form provided by OQHF

• Their most current high school or college transcript with cumulative grade point average.

• Recent Photograph

• A total of three letters of recommendation from a variety of sources (for example: school administrator, teacher or professor, guidance counselor, or academic advisor, employer, community service supervisor, horse industry professional, or OQHA/OQHF member.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that ALL application materials are submitted collectively, under one cover, and received at the OQHA Office in c/o OQHF on or before February 15th.

Applicants must also complete an oral interview to be held at the OQHA Office in Columbus, Ohio, on the second Saturday in March.

Applicants submitting all of the required written application materials in a timely manner will be contacted by OQHF staff to schedule an interview time.

Section 6: Scholarship Award Notification
The Scholarship Committee will inform all applicants in writing by May 1st if they have or have not been awarded a scholarship.

Section 7: Disbursement of Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds will be made available by July 1st.  Before scholarship funds can be dispersed, new scholarship recipients must provide proof of official enrollment to the college/university/institution they will be attending.

Scholarship checks will be made payable to the college/university/institute, and mailed to the scholarship recipient.

Scholarship funds must be used within twelve months, or returned to OQHF.

Section 8: Renewals
Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for a renewal of their scholarship three additional times (once per academic year), provided they meet all of the following:

• Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or better
• Maintain a current OQHA/OAQHA/OQHYA membership
• Have not reached their 23rd birthday by December 31st of the application year

To apply for renewal of a scholarship award, recipients must submit a letter (not to exceed one page) which briefly describes the progress they have made towards their academic and career goals in the past year, along with a current transcript showing their cumulative GPA. Renewal request letters and transcripts must be received in the OQHA office in c/o OQHF (together in one envelope) no later than February 15th.

Renewal scholarship checks will be made payable to the college/university/institution and mailed to the recipient by July 1st.

Effective date 3/26/2018

Scoring Rubric & Application Below

Apply Online

Applications can be submitted after November 1st and no later than February 15th

Apply Online

Applications can be submitted after November 1st and no later than February 15th

Contact

Cathy Martz
President of the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation
614.855.3092
oqhfoundation@oqha.com

Location

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association
6325 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, OH 43229
614.505.7200

Board of directors

President: Cathy Martz 614.855.3092
Vice President: Kelli Diaz 740.404.7930
Secretary: Carol Salome 740.281.6042
Treasurer: Shari Tordoff 614.571.3872
Directors: Kara Lewis | Sara Laughlin | Ron Kendle

Our Impact

“I am entering into my final year at Auburn University and will be graduating in the Spring of 2019 with a major in Political Science with a concentration in law and minors in both Journalism and Sports Coaching. The endless opportunities that have been presented to me would not have been possible without the paralleled support of the Foundation. It has been an honor of mine to represent the Association thus far and I am looking forward to the future. War Eagle!”

– Lauren Diaz 

Our Impact

“The OQHF Scholarship has allowed me to attend a school that I love, and pursue both higher education and career advancement. It has allowed me to keep my roots in the Quarter Horse Industry strong, and for that I am extremely grateful.”

– Paulina Martz

Our Impact

“I am extremely thankful for this scholarship opportunity given by the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation! Not only has the scholarship helped support my higher education, but has also kept me involved in the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Take advantage of all this association has to offer; I encourage all eligible youth members to apply!”

– Jillian Channell

Our Impact

“I am entering into my final year at Auburn University and will be graduating in the Spring of 2019 with a major in Political Science with a concentration in law and minors in both Journalism and Sports Coaching. The endless opportunities that have been presented to me would not have been possible without the paralleled support of the Foundation. It has been an honor of mine to represent the Association thus far and I am looking forward to the future. War Eagle!”

– Lauren Diaz 

Our Impact

“The OQHF Scholarship has allowed me to attend a school that I love, and pursue both higher education and career advancement. It has allowed me to keep my roots in the Quarter Horse Industry strong, and for that I am extremely grateful.”

– Paulina Martz

Our Impact

“I am extremely thankful for this scholarship opportunity given by the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation! Not only has the scholarship helped support my higher education, but has also kept me involved in the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Take advantage of all this association has to offer; I encourage all eligible youth members to apply!”

– Jillian Channell