RTIP Scholarships

$35,000 awarded in 2014

The Race Track Industry Program awards current and incoming students scholarships that range between $2,000–$5,000 per year.  In addition, RTIP students can apply for industry scholarships (below) designed specifically for them.

Apply for an RTIP Scholarship

Download RTIP Scholarship Application

Current Students:
You are eligible to apply for an RTIP Scholarship if:

  • You have applied for the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences scholarships (Accepted January–March).
  • You have shown active participation in the RTIP
  • You have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • You have an immediate past semester GPA of at least 2.5.
  • You have no outstanding “I” grade (that has not been discussed/approved prior to review of the application).

Criteria for Award:

  • Academic excellence and participation. Participation includes attending Speakers Series and other classes when a guest is presenting and you are not enrolled in the class that semester; assisting with the Symposium through student committees and organizational help such as mailings, etc.

To Apply—Complete RTIP application and attach:

  • A brief outline of your participation in RTIP activities.

Application Deadline:

  • March 30

 New Students:
You are eligible to apply for an RTIP Scholarship if:

  • You have been accepted to the University of Arizona.
  • You have shown active interest in the racing industry.
  • You have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (at the schools you have attended).
  • You have an immediate past semester GPA of at least 2.5 (at the most recent school).

Criteria for Award:

  • Quality of goals essay and academic excellence/potential.

To Apply—Complete RTIP application and attach:

  • A complete transcript.
  • An essay discussing your involvement and career goals in racing.
  • Acceptance to the UA, transcripts from high school or previous college/university, an essay about their goals in the industry must accompany the application.

Application Deadline:

  • June 30 — New students enrolling for the Fall Semester
  • November 30 — New students enrolling for the Spring Semester


Industry Scholarships

Apply for an Industry Scholarship

Steve Greene Memorial Scholarship
Deadline July 31, 2015
To be awarded annually to the college-bound family member of a current employee of a thoroughbred racetrack, training center or farm. This year a single recipient will receive $2,500 to be used towards their college expenses. Click here for application. Questions, email info@horsemenstrack.com

The Jockey Club John "Jack" Goodman Scholarship
Deadline March 31, 2015 – Currently accepting applications
The Jockey Club John “Jack” Goodman Scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year (divided over 2 semesters), is awarded annually to University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program students. Click here to download application and more information about the scholarship. Accepting applications January 1-March 31, 2015. 

RTIP/XpressBet Scholarship
Deadline May 29, 2015
Sponsored by Xpressbet, $5,000 is awarded annually for a student to attend the Race Track Industry Program-up to $5,000 award! Preference will be given to incoming freshmen. There is no annual household income cap requirement for this scholarship. Learn more about the scholarship at the Race for Education website– You must apply online.

Turf Publicists of America Scholarship
Deadline to be determined
The TPA scholarship is for a RTIP student with a strong record of academic achievement and an interest in journalism or publicity. Scholarship recipients will be selected by TPA officers on the basis of an application process that includes an essay submission. Details for the 2015 scholarship will be available in the Fall, with the winner will be announced at the 2015 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming in December.

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FASFA Information

The University of Arizona provides access to a full range of federal, state, and privately donated financial aid funds to its students through the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA). Assistance is available to students based on financial need, academic merit, and program of study.

What you need
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure the information is for the appropriate year in which the student is applying for UA admission (www.fafsa.ed.gov).

When to apply
High school students should apply during the spring semester of their senior year. The FAFSA cannot be sent before January 1st. You must apply early to meet the priority deadline of March 1st. Since funding for various programs is limited, we recommend you send the FAFSA by February 14th of your senior year to meet the March 1st priority date.

What to apply for
By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for federal grants, loans, and work-study. The student may also be eligible for other state grants and/or scholarship funds.