Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
5/1/2023Submission Deadline

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Dr. Judy Willard was a professor at Morehead State University who spent a major part of her career- over 30 years- lecturing equine science before her death in 2016.

To honor her memory and achievements at the university, the Race For Education (RFE) established a scholarship in her name – the Dr. Judy Willard Scholarship. The financial award is designed for a student with a good standing in an animal science major, mainly equine science, at Morehead State University and wishing to pursue a career in the field.

Every year, the RFE offers this scholarship at the value of the award is $1,000. The scholarship amount will help to cover some part of the recipient’s tuition at Morehead State University.

Key Information of Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

Animal Science

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Morehead State University

Scholarship Details

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Award Amount


Number of Awards


Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

May 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on May 1.

June 2023

Awards Announcement Date

The winner is announced in June.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 2.85
  • Geographic Eligibility: Kentucky
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Grade transcript
  • Present Work Experiences
  • Financial Information

How to ace the Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship


Show proof of financial independence

Keep in mind that you must be financially independent or come from a household with an annual income of less than $75,000. Therefore, attach a current tax return of your household when applying for the scholarship. It will help to certify your financial independence before the scholarship selection committee.


Ensure that your application is not postmarked

Do not mail your application to the office of the Race For Foundation. You should also not submit your application to their office in person. The scholarship board requires applicants to submit their applications using the scholarship link.


Include your volunteer work

Make sure to include your volunteer work or services, if you have any, in your resume. If you do not, consider participating in community service programs a year before applying.


Review your application before submission

Before you send your application, make sure that you cross-check your application documents carefully. Proofread your resume and letters of recommendation to make sure that there are no typographical errors. You should also check your transcript to make sure that your grades are correct.

How the Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship is Judged

Applicants should be enrolled or be willing to enroll in an animal science major (equine emphasis) at Morehead State University. They must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85. In addition, candidates should be financially independent or have an annual household income of less than $75,000.

Why We Love the Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship


Encouraging students to work harder

Awarding the scholarship to an outstanding student encourages others to work hard. Students dedicate more time to their studies so as to have good grades and qualify for the award.


Gain experience applying for other RFE awards

The Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship is not the only scholarship that is offered by the Race For Education. If you do not win the scholarship, the experience that you have gained will help you in seeking other awards from the RFE.


Promoting equine science

The scholarship aims to increase the number of students pursuing a career in equine science and provide opportunities for them to kickstart a career in the field.

5 Facts About Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship


Dr. Judy Willard – Equine Science Society fellow

Following her contributions in the field of equine science, Dr. Judy G. Willard was inducted as a fellow into the Equine Science Society in 2011.


Several sources donate to the foundation

Race For Education (RFE) is a public charity that is funded by donations from many sources including the federal government, private individuals, and corporations.


Winners determined by RFE's board of directors

The board of directors of Race For Education collaborates with the donor to evaluate applications, select outstanding candidates, and name the winner.


Low-income households benefit more from the foundation

Statistics show that the average family income of students receiving financial awards from the Race For Education is below $30,000 every year.


RFE offers internships

Aside from providing scholarships and financial literacy training, Race For Education offers internship opportunities to young people.

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