Member Scholarship Programs

Up until 2023, Region 10 has supported the current scholarships through its annual budget. Donations to the Region 10 Arabian Horse Association Scholarship Fund are tax deductible. The Region 10 Arabian Horse Association Scholarship Fund is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, established in 2022. We ask for your assistance in raising the funds for Region 10 AHA Scholarship Funds for many years to come! Please make a check or money order payable to Region 10 AHA Scholarship fund and mail to: Deb Duick, N7502 Engel Rd., Whitewater, WI 53190-4141 or click on the Donate  button below.

Mary Anne Grimmell & Mark Larscheidt 2024 Memorial Scholarship Program

MAGDESCRIPTION: Two $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded to the top applicants from Region 10 (including other clubs and Thunder Country Arabian Horse Assn.), provided qualified applicants apply.

➢ Applicants planning to or currently majoring in any profession–college or other training equivalent to at least: (1) four school years in length or (2) two school years in length.
➢ (1) All high school seniors or (2) high school graduates currently enrolled in a post high program including associate degree, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, MS, PhD, DVM program, etc. Scholarships are open to ANY age applicant.
➢ Applicants must have been a Region 10 residents within the previous five years and be current members of a Region 10 affiliated club, such as Minnesota Arabian Horse Assn. Or Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association and have been members for at least two (2) of the last five (5) years. A copy of your membership card(s) is required.

● Two letters of recommendation:
-One from a horseperson with comments on applicant’s equine abilities & experiences
-One from a teacher or advisor indicating the quality of work in school OR one from an employer or supervisor indicating the quality of performance at work
● Proof of acceptance from the school where the scholarship will be applied.
(Required only after selection of recipient.)

● All scholarship forms and letters of reference must be mailed in ONE envelope to:
Toni Marie O’Daniel-17690 Clayton Avenue East, Rosemount MN 55068 and POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE May 17, 2024
● Club Presidents will be contacted to confirm membership and participation in the club. The president of the club will be asked to fill out a short form updating the scholarship committee on the applicant.
Applications and letters postmarked after that date WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE.

Applications and letters postmarked after that date WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE.
● All requested Documents should be submitted in a large flat envelope. Do not fold documents.
● Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than June 1, 2024.
● Scholarships will be paid in the name of the school or the school and the recipient upon enrollment for the fall semester. Recipients must inform Region 10 how the school wants the check
made out.
● Recipients are only eligible to receive ONE award, but may apply for both scholarships.

2024 Region 10 Scholarship Application

2024 Region 10 Scholarship Eligibility Rules




Scholarships are available from other horse-related organizations, including the following:

  • The Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarships: Arabian Horse Association Youth members are eligible to apply for scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need, academic ability, leadership, and equine involvements for undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited college or university. Application deadline is April 1. See The Arabian Horse Foundation website for more information.
  • Minnesota Horse Council Scholarships: Each year, the Minnesota Horse Council awards up to 11 scholarships totaling at least $3,000 to deserving applicants. Application deadline is November 1. See the Minnesota Horse Council website for more information.
  • Wisconsin Horse Council Scholarships: The Wisconsin Horse Council awards two scholarships annually—one $2,000 award to a student enrolled in veterinary school, and one award of $1,000 to a student attending a Technical college for an equine-related major. Application deadline is February 15. See the Wisconsin Horse Council website for more information.

  • Western Saddle Clubs Association: The Western Saddle Club’s Association awards a varied number of and dollar amount of scholarships annually to current WSCA members for use in post-secondary education. Application deadline May 1. See the Western Saddle Club’s Association website for more information. Many Region 10 affiliate clubs, including the Minnesota Arabian Horse Association and the Minnesota Half-Arabian Horse Association are member clubs of WSCA so you may already hold a membership to this club if your Region 10 affiliate club is a member.
  • Markel Insurance Company Scholarship: In 2015 Markel Insurance selected various Regional shows in which they would award scholarship money to youth for competing. See the Registration form and Eligibility rules for this ad hoc scholarship program.