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Welcome to the Delaware Equine Council Foundation. We are an independent, non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting scholarship in the agricultural and equine fields of study.

Each year, the Foundation, supported by the Delaware Equine Council, awards scholarships to a few high-achieving students, pursuing their education in fields that will enhance the equine or agricultural industry.

2022 awards will be presented at the annual Scholarship Dinner, March 12, 2022 at the Harrington Moose Lodge from 6-10 pm.

Tax-deductible donations are raised throughout the year from our many sponsors. Essays are solicited from scholarship candidates in the fall and winter. The foundation board selects the recipients and awards the scholarships at the annual banquet in March or April.

About the 2022 Banquet

About Sponsorship

Become a Sponsor

In 2021 the Foundation gave out five, $1500 grants to students.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen, or a legal resident alien
  • Delaware resident or Delaware Equine Council member
  • Enrolled in good standing at an agricultural or equine course of study or related field, or a veterinary or vet tech program in the United States
  • Completed, or are about to complete, one full semester of study

Apply for a 2022 Scholarship

DECF Officers:

  • Kate Bowski, President
  • Elrita Annett, Vice President
  • Trista North, Secretary
  • Wayne Nebel, Treasurer

Congratulations 2018 Winners!

On March 3rd, 2018, five individuals were presented with their scholarships at our annual banquet

From Left to Right: Dickie Minner (Father of Kacie Minner), Lori Combs (M&T Bank), Secretary Michael Scuse (DE Department of Agriculture), Kathryn Babiarz (University of Delaware), Rebecca Daisey-Justice (Delaware Technical Community College), Stan Vonasek (President of the Delaware Equine Council Foundation), Carl Ramsey (Pennsylvania State University). Not pictured: Kacie Minner (University of Georgia) and Casondra Kennedy (Delaware Valley University).

The 2018 Winners' Banquet

At our Spring Banquet we award our winners and celebrate with a catered dinner, live and silent auctions, music and fun.

Thank You!

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We would sincerely like to thank all of our sponsors who helped to make this event a success. We truly appreciate your continued support.

$1,000 Platinum Sponsor

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$250 Silver Sponsors
Bryan & Brittingham
Chick's Saddlery & Western Wear
Delaware Thoroughbred Horseman's Association

$125 Bronze Sponsors
A Little Veterinary Clinic
Delaware Department of Agriculture
Delmarva Chapter of the American Mustang & Burro Association
Delmarva Driving Club
Vogl Brothers

$50 Patrons
Dan and Kathy Watson
KTB Equine Services, LLC
Sharon Little DVM

Auction Items Donated By:
All Creatures Veterinary Service, Blue Seal Feed, Buckeye Nutrition, Carolyn Fox, C-Line Stables, Delmarva Driving Club, Delmarva Equine Clinic, Del-Ridge Farm, Dr. Ashley Wagner, Dusty Chaps Farm, LLC, Equine Wellness Solutions, Haven Lake Animal Hospital, Hudson's Southern States, Ijule - Julie Passwaters, Jennifer Wilson, John Sheppard, Justin Smith, Kris Penrod, KTB Equine Services, Laura's Blanket Service, Natalie Sokalski, Nicole Kim, Quilts By Nini!, Red Barn Country Store, Riding By Design, Seafood City, Singletree Stables, Small Wonder Equine Services, Southern States Milford, Spiritland Farm, Stan Vonasek, The Essential Touch, LLC, TG Adams/Tribute Nutrition, Tractor Supply Milford, Two Old Mares Blanket Service, Willey Knives

Apply for a 2022 Scholarship

The Delaware Equine Council Foundation awards scholarships to one or more individuals who meet the required criteria. Must be a U.S. citizen, or a legal resident alien, and a Delaware resident or DEC member (may join during the application process). Must be enrolled and in good standing at an agricultural or equine course of study or related field, or a veterinary or vet tech program in the United States and have completed, or are about to complete, one full semester.

Submissions must include a transcript of one full semester’s grades with the application form. The application must also include a 400-word essay, “How I Plan to Use This Course of Study to Further the Equine or Agricultural Industry.”

  • All awards are given without discrimination as to race, sex, creed or age.
  • Application must be received by January 31, 2022.
  • Winners will be notified in February.
  • Scholarship Award: $1,500

The 2022 Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Harrington Moose Lodge from 6-10 pm.

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