MARYLAND THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY 2019 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Scholarship Fund (MTISF) committee has selected 16 recipients to receive scholarships this year, highlighted by the Lucy Acton Memorial Scholarship and the Eddie McMullen Memorial Scholarship. 

Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Scholarship Fund was founded more than 30 years ago, and managed until recently, by the Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA).  Today the MTISF is a joint venture with MRMA and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, the Maryland Jockey Club.The program is designed to provide meaningful financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are active in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry. 

To be eligible, applicants had to be enrolled at a college or university for the upcoming fall semester and had to have worked in Maryland’s Thoroughbred industry. 

This year’s recipients are: 

Meghan Delp, a student at the University of Illinois and employee of Yergey, Stewart, Vallance & Associates, receiving the Lucy Acton Memorial Scholarship. 

Anthony Rosenthal, a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and employee of No Guts No Glory Stable, receiving the Eddie McMullen Memorial Scholarship.

Stephanie Beck, a student at Towson University and employee of Oakwoods East Farm, Hollywood House. 

Dante Brown, a student at Towson University and employee of Cal Lynch. 

Teneisha Brown, a student at Bowie State University and employee of Chuckie, Inc., Donovan Haughton. 

Keriesha Brown, a student at Bowie State University and employee of Chuckie, Inc., Donovan Haughton.

Megan Calibey, a student at Midway University and employee of Alcina Rawles. 

Rebecca Feliciano, a student at Vermont Law School and employee of Ben Feliciano Jr. 

Emily Fewster, a student at Goucher College and employee of Alexandra White. 

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Cassidy Hageman, a student at Frederick Community College and employee of Team Gaudet. 

Ryan Keefe, a student at the University of Kentucky and employee of Tim Keefe. 

Elizabeth Moorman, a student at the University of Maryland and employee of Country Life Farm. 

Antoinette Orellana, a student at Howard Community College and employee of Carlos Mancilla. 

Elisabeth Silva, a student at the University of Baltimore and employee of Herringswell Stables. 

 Erin Swope, a student at Towson University and employee of Mary Eppler. 

Kandace Tignor, a student at the University of Findlay and employee of Trombetta Racing Stable.

The MTISF evaluation committee included representatives from the partnership groups.

They reviewed the scholarship applications and made selections based on factors the included application completion, employment in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry, and educational standing.

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