Florida Thoroughbred Charities, Inc. is the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association. Each year students are selected for scholarships available for any accredited university, college or technical institution for two to four-year programs. Typically, the scholarships cover the current Fall semester and the following Spring semester. Students that would like to be considered for a scholarship for the upcoming school year must submit the application by June 15.

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Scholarships are based on the following criteria:

AFFILIATION – Applicant must be a child, employee or a child of an employee of a current FTBOA regular member in good standing.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT – High School GPA must be 3.0 or above, or College GPA must be 2.8 or above during scholarship period. An official transcript must accompany the application (unofficial transcripts may be attached and mailed by deadline). Full or part-time students may apply. Dual-enrolled students (high school/college) are not eligible for this scholarship.

FINANCIAL NEED – A copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) from Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must accompany application. For more information regarding FAFSA, visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov.

The application can be mailed or dropped off at the Florida Breeders’ and Owners’ Association offices at 801 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34474. For questions, please contact the FTBOA at 352-629-2160. Florida Thoroughbred Charities awarded four scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year to students pursuing a wide variety of fields.

Since 1990, FTC has strengthened and supported the community by raising more than $4 million for charitable organizations within the Thoroughbred industry, the City of Ocala, Marion County and the State of Florida.

Scholarships are made possible through FTC fundraisers, the Quail Roost Foundation, endowments at the College of Central Florida and through donations.