MOLLY PEARSON ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Applications for 2023 will start being accepted in January of 2023 and be awarded by May 1. 2023.
Each year a scholarship will be awarded from Pony 4 Precious in the name of Molly Pearson Anderson to one student and will be distributed to the worthiest candidates from all applications submitted. To apply you need to fill out the application and email a written essay and letters of recommendation as part of the application process. All applications will be reviewed by the board of directors of Pony 4 Precious as they will decide each year the final scholarship winner.
Molly was born on Jan. 1, 1965, in Williams, Arizona. She spent many wonderful days of her childhood in Williams riding her horse with her sister Leslie and cousins in the woods near her home at the Bar Diamond Ranch. At the age of 8, her family moved to Chino Valley, Arizona where she continued to ride, show, and train horses. Molly had a great love of working with young horses and decided to make a career out of her passion. She went on to become a professional racehorse trainer. In her teens, Molly started working in the racehorse industry, she apprenticed with Quarter Horse trainer John Bassett and then later with Thoroughbred racehorse trainer Bob Baffert.
Molly was a hands-on trainer. She broke, rode, and exercised most of the racehorses in her stable.
According to the Daily Racing Forum, Molly won more than 900 races in a career spanning nearly 40 years. Her horses had purse earnings of more than $11 million. Her best year was in 2005 when she won 54 races and had purse earnings of more than $645,000. In her last year in 2021, she had won 18 times from 110 starts and had purse earnings of $245,453.
The criteria for award eligibility are as follows: The applicants or their families are involved in the horse racing or Cowboy Mounted Shooting community. The applicants must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their most recent year of study, and they currently attend or will attend a college (university, vocational school, or certificate program) within six months of the application date.
The scholarship will be paid directly to the school they are attending in the student’s name. Fill out the application below or print the application and email mail it to [email protected]