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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New Full Tuition Scholarship Offered by the Race Track Industry Program

A new four-year, full-tuition scholarship award, the Odds On Racing Scholarship, has just been announced by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program.

“This is such an incredible opportunity for students - who may have thought that attending the UA to prepare for a career in racing was financially out of reach - to take that first step toward their career goals,” said Wendy Davis, Director of the Race Track Industry Program.

The Odds On Racing Scholarship will be available to incoming freshmen or transfer students and will cover all tuition costs of attending the UA’s RTIP.

The scholarship is thanks to a very generous donation from racing enthusiast and horse owner Dana Parham and is named for his Standardbred racing operation, Odds On Racing Stable. Parham donated the funding for the scholarship to support an industry that he’s passionate about and has been involved with in a variety of areas over the years. Through this gift, he’s supporting the next generation of professionals who will steward the sport into the future.

“We are incredibly grateful for this gift and the doors it will open for the students who receive it. This award allows the best and brightest students, from any financial background, who are interested in racing to attend the UA and join the list of distinguished RTIP alumni,” said Davis.

Especially appropriate is the name of the scholarship – Odds On Racing. This gift will certainly allow the recipient to be the odds-on favorite to succeed in their career goals.

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