CSU, Chico News

Ag Student Receives American Quarter Horse Scholarship

Date: 08-04-2011

Sarah DeForest
College of Agriculture

Kate Daley, a junior animal science major at California State University, Chico, was recently named the recipient of the prestigious $25,000 Excellence in Equine and Agricultural Involvement Scholarship from the American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF). The foundation, located in Amarillo, Texas, awards scholarships based on academic achievement, financial need and participation in equine-related activities.

Daley is a native of Oroville, Calif., where her family raises beef cattle. Daley uses her own American Quarter Horses in all aspects of ranch work. She is a 2009 graduate of Las Plumas High School, where she was active in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and played multiple sports. At CSU, Chico she is active in both the Young Cattlemen’s Association and the Pre-Vet Club. She also enjoys showing her horses in reining competitions through the West Coast Reining Horse Association. Upon graduation, Daley plans to enter veterinary school and pursue a career as a food animal veterinarian and rancher.

Since 1976, the AQHF has awarded $4.7 million in scholarships to more than 900 students. The Excellence in Equine and Agricultural Involvement Scholarship is the largest single scholarship awarded annually by the AQHF.