Wilson equine program: Thoroughbred Foundation provides scholarships

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) awarded Wilson College a $16,000 grant for scholarships of $4,000 to four students pursuing equine or animal-related majors.

The recipients are Kaylee Bill ’22 of Seven Valleys, Pa., a veterinary nursing major with a concentration in EQUI-ASSIST®; Drew Stevens ’22 of Harleysville, Pa., an equestrian studies major; Natalie Cowdrick ’22 of Hagerstown, Md., an equestrian studies major; and Rebekka Visniesky ’22 of Ridgway, Pa., a veterinary nursing major with a concentration in EQUI-ASSIST®.

Students majoring in veterinary nursing, animal studies, equine studies, and equine-facilitated therapeutics qualify for TERF scholarships. Scholarship awards are based on student need, scholastic achievement, and equine-related aspirations.

Thoroughbred awards scholarships consistent with its mission of promoting equine education and research. The awards provide scholarships in veterinary medicine and support organizations educating the public in the proper care of horses. The Board of Directors of TERF meticulously selects grant recipients in a competitive grantmaking process in the spring. TERF has provided $72,000 in scholarship awards to Wilson College since 2015.

The 2021-2022 TERF grant program at Wilson is directed by Ann O’Shallie, chair and professor of equine studies and equine facilitated therapeutics; and Tammy Ege, chair and associate professor of veterinary nursing.

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