The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization dedicated to charitable organizations. Each year the Auxiliary awards scholarships to any eligible candidate involved with Tennessee Walking Horses who is furthering his/her education. Each application is professionally evaluated and scored by several qualified professionals. Beth Thomas and Kari Tisma, both educators in Bedford County, Tennessee, are currently head of the Scholarship Committee. 

Once again, the WHTA Auxiliary proudly supported exceptional young adults as they continue their educational career. The 2023 scholarships were awarded to Jessica Lawwell and Braxton Waddell. 
Lawwell graduated from Community High School in May and has been accepted into the University Tennessee Southern in Pulaski, Tennessee, to pursue her career in Nursing and/or some aspect of the medical field.  

Waddell completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, in May. He will begin the Master’s program at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro this fall. He has already accepted a teaching position at Cascade Middle School and is looking forward to obtaining a Master’s in Education and pursuing his coaching career.

With the endless support from the walking horse industry and the community, the Auxiliary will continue to award education scholarships year after year allowing young leaders to be the greater part of our next generation.