Applications Open for 2025 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship, Deadline 3/31

The Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship is returning in 2025. Over the past years, the scholarship has awarded over $27,500 to students pursuing higher education. 

The scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in 2025 and all current college and trade school students. To apply, submit the following attachments in a single email to editor@theplaidhorse.com and complete the form below:

1. Three-part essay (please complete parts A, B, and C):

Part A: A horse show photographer is important because…

Part B: What about being an equestrian has taught you about success and failure?

Part C: Please tell us about someone in the horse industry that inspires you and why?

2. A color photo.

3. Two letters of recommendation.

4. Unofficial or official high school or college transcript(s).

5. A letter of acceptance from a college or university.

    Previous winners of the Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship:

    2023

    Winner- Lizzy Schulz

    Second- Delanee Ellsworth

    Third- Hayden Center

    View the winners in the 2023 Fashion Issue here.

    2022

    Winner- Erykah Glass

    Second- Bethany Offut

    Third- Zoe Rivers, Alexis Bauman, Victoria Zahorik

    2019

    Ella Doerr

    2018

    Sara Gordon

    2017

    Lindsey McDonald

    2016

    Aimee Schulz