Those whose parents are licensed racetrack workers or who themselves have made a contribution to horse racing are given preference in the selection process, but all journalism students that exhibit an interest in the sport are given consideration. The scholarships, funded by Youbet, are awarded each year by a selection committee of the Race for Education that includes representatives of Youbet and the National Turf Writers Association. Selection is based on academic potential, citizenship, and financial need, and the quality of essays students are required to submit with their applications. Applications and submission guidelines can be found at www.racingscholarships.com, or by contacting The Race for Education at (859) 252-8648.
Edited press releaseThe Race for Education announced that students have until March 31 to apply for four National Turf Writers Association/Youbet.com Journalism Scholarships to be awarded this spring. Undergraduate or graduate students may apply for the annual grants, which provide $10,000 per year for up to four academic years. The NTWA/Youbet.com Scholarship is designed to help qualified students earn college degrees in the hope that they might later make positive contributions to horse racing and journalism. Students must attend accredited colleges or universities and be in pursuit of either majors or minors in journalism.