Internships & Scholarships in Equine Science


 Internships are intended to give students the opportunity to experience work in their field of study, and to prepare them for life after graduation. The faculty of the Equine Science Department at Otterbein University strongly recommends that the students take advantage of any internship opportunity made available to them. An internship can provide vital networking opportunities and experience. Many students have found that an internship can turn into a job, even before graduation. Our students have interned with Dressage Today, Interscholastic Equestrian Association, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Med Vet, and Gluck Equine Research Center to name a few. Internships are required for Equine Veterinary Technology students during their junior year and placements are made from 170+ sites.

Department of Equine Science Scholarships

Priority Deadline of December 15, 2023

These scholarships can provide up to $8,500 annually for incoming freshmen. Awarded to Ohio residents who attend Otterbein with a declared major in Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Graduate Studies or Equine Veterinary Technology. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need with a preference given to students who are underrepresented in Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Graduate Studies or Equine Veterinary Technology based on ethnicity, income level, gender, or school district. Renewable with 3.0 GPA and must remain in Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Graduate Studies or Equine Veterinary Technology major. FAFSA Required. Interview Required. 

Students must apply to Otterbein through the general University application and then will be considered based on meeting the requirements above.

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Priority Deadline of January 1, 2024
New freshmen and transfer students who are admitted to Otterbein University that plan to join Otterbein’s Equestrian Team may qualify for an equestrian scholarship. Equestrians of all riding disciplines are encouraged to apply.

All students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered.

All applicants must complete the Equestrian Scholarship Application, provide video footage; highlighting their riding ability, and provide an equestrian/competition resume.

Resume should include: competition history, club memberships / offices held, awards, and equestrian trainer and/or industry professional references.

Program Contact:
Kari Briggs
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science
600 N. Spring Rd, Westerville, OH 43082

Equestrian Scholarship Application

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  • Max. file size: 20 MB.
  • Provide your USA Equestrian competition record or affiliated organizations: (USDF, USHJA, USEA, etc.)