May 2, 2019

Thirty-six veterinary students preparing for careers in equine medicine have received a combined $54,000 in financial support through the 2019 Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program, co-sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Foundation, Platinum Performance and The Race For Education.

The Winner’s Circle scholarships, managed by The Race For Education, help ease the financial burden of a veterinary education by providing an opportunity for third- and fourth-year veterinary students to earn $1,500 scholarships. Students are selected for scholarships based on their leadership roles and dedication to a future in equine healthcare.

Since its establishment in 2008, the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program has provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships to 384 veterinary students.

“The cost of veterinary school continues to present challenges to talented students who have the passion for and endeavor to enter the equine veterinary profession,” said Dr. Richard Mitchell, AAEP Foundation Advisory Council chairman. “We are grateful to all of our donors and especially thank our partners The Race For Education and Platinum Performance for their 12 years of support for future equine practitioners.”

Congratulations to the following 2019 recipients:

Lindsey Arthur, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Kalie Beckers, Louisiana State University

Megan Calitri, University of Prince Edward Island

Katie Clark, Tufts University

Amelie Croteau, University of Montreal

Alexis Daggett, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Caitlyn Denney, Michigan State University

Samantha Frable, North Carolina State University

Sarah Freeman, University of California, Davis

Meredith Frey, Colorado State University

Stephanie Grissom, Texas A&M University

Allison Hale, Washington State University

Caitlyn Henderson, Texas A&M University

Lindsay Jennifer Hilburger, Cornell University

Kimberly Hildreth, University of Pennsylvania

Danielle Howard, Lincoln Memorial University

Danielle Keating, Purdue University

Camille MacDermott, Western University

Kelly Manion, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amy Narotsky, University of Illinois

Kelsey Palsgaard, University of California, Davis

Hannah Pope, University of Calgary

Jaret Pullen, Cornell University

Sarah Randell, University of Florida

Kathryn Ritenour, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Kalli Rocha, Oregon State University

Jaclyn Schutt, Midwestern University

Cara Spirazza, Tuskegee University

Emma Stapley, Michigan State University

Meagan Thomason, University of Georgia

Mikala Vig, Midwestern University

Haydan Vosburgh, Kansas State University

Alexandra Warren, University of Saskatchewan

Amanda Wilson, Iowa State University

Dalen Wood, Washington State University

Chelsea Zobrist, University of Missouri

About AAEP Foundation
The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1994, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of horses. Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed more than $5.4 million to fulfill its vital mission. For more information, visit

About The Race For Education
Since its’ inception in 2002, The Race For Education has delivered more than $6 million in scholarships and educational programs. Through academic development programs, tutoring, internships, financial literacy training and scholarships; The Race For Education provides opportunities for educational success for young people with significant financial need and academic challenges. The goal is to ensure our young people become successful in life and assets to their community. For additional information about The Race For Education, visit

About Platinum Performance
Platinum Performance® believes in the power of nutrition and supplementation and remains committed to providing formulas that produce superior results in the horse. Over the past several decades, Platinum has continued to research the role of nutrition with regards to wellness and performance and is committed to providing equine veterinarians, horse owners and trainers the nutritional tools they need to benefit from cutting edge equine nutrition. Horse Health is the Platinum Performance Mission and we look forward to helping you NOURISH YOUR PASSION. Find more at

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