The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Development Foundation recently received a $10,000 endowed scholarship to benefit students majoring in equine.
The scholarship was endowed by NEO’s equine department, with the majority of the funding provided through revenue generated from colts enrolled in the college’s Equine Training Management classes.
“I’m excited to have this scholarship become available for equine students. It will greatly benefit them,” said Chelsie Huseman, NEO equine instructor. “I am very thankful for the individuals who have supported the equine program and contributed to the possibility of this scholarship.”
The $500 scholarship was established to assist students pursuing an equine major. The scholarship is a two-year award of $250 each year.
Incoming freshmen must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 and demonstrated involvement in the equine industry. To maintain the scholarship as a sophomore, the student must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA and demonstrated involvement in NEO equine courses, teams and clubs.
The NEO Development Foundation administers more than 60 scholarships to NEO students. Since its inception in 1983, the Development Foundation has assisted more than 800 students with nearly $800,000 in scholarships. A non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, the NEO Development Foundation accepts tax-deductible gifts and bequests of cash, real estate, equipment, securities, life insurance, and other property.
To make a contribution or to apply for the equine scholarship, please contact the NEO Development Foundation at 918-540-6250.
Photo caption: (from left) Katie Weldon, Emily Rice, Zane Volkeman, Kelsey Matthews, Brooklyn Baber and Taylor Shoemaker