Keeneland, KTA Partner for Scholarship Day

As part of Scholarship Day at Keeneland, college students can win $1,000 toward their education in a scholarship program co-presented by Keeneland and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association Oct. 15.

Full-time college students who present a valid college ID and complete the necessary registration form will be eligible to win one of 10 $1,000 college scholarships. Each student also will receive a voucher for free admission, good anytime during the fall race meet.

More than 4,000 students from all over the country have participated in the program since it was first introduced at Keeneland in October 2002.

"As our state's signature industry, we feel it is important for us to assist the next generation of Kentuckians by helping them complete their college education," KTA representative David Schneck said in a release.

After each race, one winner will be selected via random drawing and his or her name announced over the public address system. Following the ninth race, a 10th scholarship will be awarded to a student directly affiliated with the horse industry.

Students eligible for the industry scholarship must show proof of their affiliation and are not eligible to be part of the general pool of scholarship hopefuls. Students should enter through East Entrance to receive free admission. Winners must be present to claim their prize.