Grants & Scholarships
Find financial help for your center, staff and participants.
Premier Accredited Centers have access to grants and scholarships! There are a variety of opportunities available to you through PATH Intl.
International Conference Scholarships
As leaders in the equine-assisted services industry, PATH Intl. is committed to providing our members with opportunities for continuing education and professional development to ensure sustainability within the field. We are pleased to be able to offer scholarships for members to attend the PATH Intl. Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, Oct 27-30, 2022. Click here for more information >
Those students in higher education can attend PATH Intl. conferences, both national and regional, through the New Generation Higher Ed Scholarship. Teresa Morris, former board president and the 2020 PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award recipient established the fund.
Donate to any of these scholarship funds by clicking below.
Disaster Relief Fund
PATH Intl. Centers and Premier Accredited Centers in good standing may apply for disaster relief to help restore equine and human well-being after a disaster. Approval of financial assistance is based on available funding, the application submitted, and the type of disaster reported.
Requests for disaster relief will be presented to the Disaster Relief Fund Committee for grant consideration. If the committee approves the request for assistance, a member of the committee will notify the center of the award amount. Then, a PATH Intl. Accounting staff member will facilitate the distribution of funds to the center based on the approved amount. After funds are received, the center must submit a report for committee review detailing how the funds were utilized.
Please read the entire Disaster Relief Fund Application for complete details on the process and criteria for committee acceptance. You may submit your application and any supplemental documents by email to , Attn: Disaster Relief Fund Committee.
EAS Participant Fund
To assist a participant who would not otherwise financially be able to participate in a therapeutic riding program at a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center without financial assistance. Awards will be for up to $1,000 or up to four sessions per year per participant. Applications are made available early in the year. Nominations for 2022 are closed.
PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®
- PATH International & The Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. Reimbursement Program
PATH Intl. is pleased to announce our continued partnership with Wounded Warrior Project®, Inc (WWP). WWP has made a significant grant to PATH Intl. for the purpose of awarding scholarships for equine-assisted services (EAS) to WWP veterans.
- Open enrollment for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Premier Accredited Centers.
- Funds may be used for Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. registered Warriors who have received a referral through the Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. Resource Center.
- No penalty for unused funds.
PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers currently serving post 9/11 veteran participants are encouraged to have them register with WWP. In addition to becoming part of a network that exists to empower and honor its veterans, current Premier Accredited Center participants who register with WWP may be eligible for scholarship reimbursement.
This funding request is solely intended for reimbursement to PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers in good standing who are serving registered wounded warriors. The reimbursement rate is $85/hour session for equine-assisted services (EAS), and $150/hour session for equine-assisted psychotherapy/equine-assisted counseling (EAP/EAC) facilitated by a licensed mental health professional. Each participant’s referral represents approval for reimbursement of up to ten (10) sessions.
Application will remain open until all scholarships have been distributed. Funding to start within 15 to 30 days of application being received.
VA Adaptive Sports Program Grants
We are proud to announce that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering PATH International for funding through the Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces.
If approved, PATH Intl. will have the ability to provide reimbursements to PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers for equine-assisted services provided to Veterans, as well as equipment reimbursements, and some scholarships for certification and education.
This award has not yet been confirmed, so there is a possibility that we will not be funded. PATH Intl. will be formally notified by September 30th whether our application has been funded. We have had preliminary contact with the VA regarding this award, and in the interest of expanding the funding period for PACs, we feel that is best to open the Direct Service application for our centers immediately.
Application will be open August 1st, 2022 – September 12th, 2022.
Direct service reimbursement period will be October 1st, 2022 – August 31st, 2023.
Maximum award of $10,050 per PAC.
Criteria to apply:
- Be a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center (PAC) in good standing.
- Funding must be used to support equine-assisted service (EAS) hours provided to Veterans and Armed Service Members (VSM) which are not already funding by another source. I.e. duplicate payments for the same service hour is not allowed.
For more information, and to apply or direct service funding, please click here.
Please reach out to Danielle Seybert at PATH Intl.
I was so excited and honored to hear of this awesome news! I cannot put together the words of thanks and appreciation for this honor! As a mother, I am so humbled by this and will never be able to fully express my sincere appreciation.
Mother of an EAS Participant Fund recipient
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