CROOKSTON, Minn. -Four UMN Crookston Equine Science students receive one-thousand dollar scholarships. The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) awarded, Sophomore Abby Olsen (Chisago City, Minn.), sophomore Jenna Pedrow (Blaine, Minn.), junior Kendra Putzke (Esko, Minn.), sophomore Ashleigh Lueder (Rochester, Minn.).
Morgan Pyles, PhD, and Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources, says the scholarships were awarded to students studying equine science or equine business management , and pursuing a career in the equine industry. “The goal of the scholarship funds is to provide financial support for students during their education to give them the freedom to explore career paths and gain experience through extracurricular activities, internships, and training while at UMN Crookston,” Pyles said.
TERF’s mission is to support thoroughbred health and welfare by funding scholarships, educational programs, and equine research with a priority to make racing safer. “UMN Crookston’s equine program is dedicated to promoting the equine industry by preparing the next generation of equine professionals through hands-on learning opportunities in handling and training, health management, nutrition,and reproduction,” Pyles said.
Photo Left to right: Sophomore Abby Olsen (Chisago City, Minn.), sophomore Jenna Pedrow (Blaine, Minn.), junior Kendra Putzke (Esko, Minn.), sophomore Ashleigh Lueder (Rochester, Minn.).