Michigan Horse Council

Promoting and Protecting the Horse Industry Since 1973 

Michigan Horse Council

Promoting and Protecting Michigan's Horse Industry Since 1973

 MHC Scholarships

Member Scholarships  

The Michigan Horse Council offers 3 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students who are members of the Michigan Horse Council or a MHC member organization. These awards are not limited to students pursuing equine fields of study, and selection of the winners.


The purpose of these scholarships is to support the equine industry by providing educational assistance to outstanding men and women within the Michigan Horse Council and its member organizations.


Application for these scholarships is open to any individual who is a full or part-time student of a college or university, and who is a current individual member or member of the Michigan Horse Council Organization. Children of MHC members (as described above) who are 18 years or younger are eligible to apply if they are completing high school and have been accepted to a college or university.  If a person is not a member at the time they apply, they may include an individual membership application and fee to join the MHC. 

For those who meet the eligibility criteria above, the scholarships will be available on an equal opportunity basis; the MHC will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion or physical disability.

Selection of recipients:

Applicants will be evaluated according to these criteria:

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Duration and extent of involvement with equines and in equine organizations
  • Volunteer activities
  • Potential for success in chosen field of study
  • Potential for contribution to the horse industry
  • Financial need

Applicants will provide:

  1. Completed official 2015 MHC Scholarship Application form.
  2. Transcript (Official) from last school attended, through October of 2014, including GPA .
  3. A statement of 250 words or less explaining your involvement in the horse industry and your reasons for pursuing your chosen field.
  4. Three character reference letters, not from a family member, to include 1 from each of 3 of the following categories: Scholastic/Academic; Volunteer; and Equine

​You will need to print out each of the following to ensure your application process is complete!


2017 Scholarship tip sheet

2017 Scholarship instruction Sheet 

2017  Scholarship Application 

2017 Scholarship Checklist 


​ print the Forms , sign them and mail them to the address on the forms


Scholarships must be postmarked by 1/15/17

Please direct all scholarship questions to :

Kathy Glew at handsonharmonykg@yahoo.com or 517--290-1580