(Edited press release)
Paul Saylor, who in conjunction with Jack and Laurie Wolf established the Ashado Scholarship in 2006, is funding a new scholarship in the name of his most recent Eclipse award winner, Fleet Indian.
The Fleet Indian Scholarship, in the amount of $24,000, is for New York students hoping to pursue a career in the racing industry and will be administered by the Race for Education. Saylor is a member of RFE’s board of directors. Fasig-Tipton has also made a contribution to this scholarship.
“Fleet Indian, in addition to receiving the Eclipse award for champion older female, will also receive New York Horse of the Year honors,” said Saylor. “In recognition of the fact that the Race for Education would like to increase its support for students in New York, I felt this would be a great opportunity to utilize Fleet Indian’s banner year in an effort to gain more awareness of the Race for Education in the state of New York as well as show appreciation for the Big Apple Award and support New York-breds and New York racing.”
In addition to being New York residents pursuing a racing-related career, students interested in the Fleet Indian Scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements: be under 25 years old as of Sept. 1, 2007; have at least a 2.85 cumulative GPA; and have an annual household income of less than $50,000 or be financially independent from their parents.
The Fleet Indian Scholarship application can be found at www.racingscholarships.com. Hard copies of the application can be requested by contacting the Race For Education, and the deadline to apply is March 30.