Animal-related Scholarships


Hoard's Dairyman

Provides a listing of scholarships available to youth majoring in agriculture or with a dairy background.

National Dairy Shrine 

The National Dairy Shrine offers scholarships to college students with an interest in dairy, with awards totaling over $30,000/year.


This is a list of organizations and associations that offer equine-related scholarships and/or internship opportunities. If you are interested in an internship with an association that is not listed (or is listed as only offering scholarships), you are encouraged to contact the association, as some internships can be arranged.

American Horse Publications

The AHP offers internships, short-courses, and a travel award that allows recipients to attend the AHP annual seminar. At the seminar, students will have the opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities.

American Morgan Horse Association

Member Scholarships are available.

Internships may also be arranged.

American Paint Horse Association

Scholarships are available for members. 

Internship opportunities are posted early in the year (January-February).

American Saddlebred Horse Association

Member Scholarships are available. 

Internships can also be arranged.

American Quarter Horse Association

Scholarships are offered for members. 

Internships are also available in several departments (marketing, AQHA Journal).

Appaloosa Horse Club

Member Scholarships are available.

Arabian Horse Association

Several member Scholarships are available.

American Hackney Horse Society

Member Scholarships are not posted online, but are available.

Harness Horse Youth Foundation

Foundation offers several scholarships for those who have a interest in harness racing and are pursuing equine and non-equine related degrees.

International Buckskin Horse Association

Member Scholarships are available.

Kentucky Equine Management Internship

KEMI is a 24 week internship program with full-time farm employment and weekly lectures, as well as many extracurricular activities.

Scholarships for this program are also available.

Michigan Horse Council

The MHC offers several scholarships each year. There are three scholarships that are given to MSU students who are in the Horse Management/Agricultural Technology track, Bachelor's degree with equine emphasis, and a DVM student who intends to practice equine medicine in Michigan.

MHC also offers 3 scholarships to students who are members of the MHC or members of MHC member organizations (which includes the MSU Rodeo Club).

National Cutting Horse Association

Member Scholarships are given. Information about the scholarships can be found at the NCHA Youth website under "Scholarships".

An internship opportunity may also be available.

National Reining Horse Association

Member Scholarships are available.

2 Internships are available, one during the Derby and one during the Futurity.

Palomino Horse Breeders of America

Member Scholarships are given.

A summer internship is also available.

Pony of the Americas Club

Member Scholarships are not posted online, but are available.

Pinto Horse Association of America

Member Scholarships are available.

Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' & Exibitors' Association

Undergraduate and Graduate Member Scholarships are available.

Pork / Swine

The CME Group and National Pork Producers Scholarship

Introduced in 1990 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Live Hog Futures, the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program continues to recognize outstanding youth in the pork community. Four scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry-talented and thoughtful students who may emerge as industry leaders someday.