Applications

"That year was one of the best years of my life. From the beginning I received training and mentorship in so many facets of an operating stud farm on a level that can be rare in this industry. Gerry's immense generosity, his wonderful skill for pinhooking and an amazing experience that allowed me to prep an eventual Kentucky Derby winner..."
- Carol Kelly (Dromoland Farm 2014-2015)
Stud Hand, Rheinwood Pastoral (Australia)

The foundation has partnered with the Irish National Stud and the Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program to annually award a placement on the world renowned National Stud educational course.

Irish National Stud & KEMI

Application Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a KEMI intern, or must have completed the program in Spring of the current year
  • Resident of the US
  • Bachelor’s degree in equine science preferred, but not required

This Scholarship Provides:

  • Airfare for student to travel to Ireland, and home, at completion of program. Ticket must be economy/coach class, maximum amount $1500. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
  • Fully paid tuition ($5,500) for the Irish National Stud in Kildare, Ireland, including room and board.
  • Travel/Medical insurance policy while in Ireland. Minimum coverage $25,000. Maximum premium $250. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
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Springhouse Farm will offer placements for Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation student award winners from University College Dublin and the University of Limerick on an annual basis.

UL Student experience in Kentucky

Application Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a student at University of Limerick
  • Bachelor’s degree in equine science, or other related equine degree, in progress

This Scholarship Provides:

  • Airfare for student to travel to the United States, and home at completion of program. Ticket must be economy/coach class, maximum amount $1500. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
  • Payment for the cost of the required J1 student work visa
  • An opportunity to work on a prominent Lexington, Kentucky thoroughbred farm with housing provided
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Springhouse Farm will offer placements for Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation student award winners from University College Dublin and the University of Limerick on an annual basis.

UCD Student experience in Kentucky

Application Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a student at University College Dublin
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science - Equine

This Scholarship Provides:

  • Airfare for student to travel to the United States, and home at completion of program. Ticket must be economy/coach class, maximum amount $1500. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
  • Payment for the cost of the required J1 student work visa
  • An opportunity to work on a prominent Lexington, Kentucky thoroughbred farm with housing provided
Apply Today

2022 Alternative Scholarships

 

We are offering two additional scholarship opportunities for 2022!

Sadly, our two Springhouse Farm placement scholarship recipients, Rachel Doran and Ciara Russell, were unable to travel to the United States due to Covid travel restrictions this year. Our board has decided to offer them the opportunity to apply the scholarship toward placement for next year when we hope restrictions will have been lifted. Therefore, we will not be accepting applicants for our Springhouse placement for the 2022 breeding season.

 

As an alternative we are offering two additional opportunities for 2022. These scholarships are one-time only and are designed for students to avail of opportunities without having to travel.

 

University of Kentucky Fourth-Year Equine Science Student Scholarship

This scholarship will pay for one semester’s tuition at the University of Kentucky, for a student beginning their fourth year in the university’s equine science program, for the fall 2021 semester. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply on the University of Kentucky website. Applicants will be forwarded to us through the University of Kentucky.

 

Irish National Stud Tuition Scholarship – Irish Citizen

This scholarship will pay the cost of attending the world renowned 2022 Irish National Stud Programme in County Kildare, Ireland, for an Irish citizen living in Ireland. The program will commence in January 2022 and run through June. Interested applicants should apply on the Irish National Stud website.

 

Applicants will be forwarded to us through the Irish National Stud.