November 4, 2021

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Wilson College $16,000 to be used for scholarships of $4,000 to four students with equine and animal related majors.

The recipients are Kaylee Bill ’22 of Seven Valleys, PA, a veterinary nursing major with a concentration in EQUI-ASSIST®; Drew Stevens ’22 of Harleysville, PA, an equestrian studies major; Natalie Cowdrick ’22 of Hagerstown, MD, an equestrian studies major; and Rebekka Visniesky ’22 of Ridgway, PA, a veterinary nursing major with a concentration in EQUI-ASSIST®.

Pictured Above: Natalie Cowdrick, Kaylee Bill, Rebecca Visniesky and Drew Stevens

Wilson College’s mission is to empower students through an engaged and collaborative liberal arts education which combines the skills and focused study needed for success in work and life. Through a close, supportive community that develops the mind and character of all students, Wilson College prepares students to meet the challenges of a global society.

Since 2015, 22 students have been awarded a TERF scholarships to continue their education. The majors include veterinary nursing, animal studies, equine studies, and equine-facilitated therapeutics. Scholarship awards are based on student need, scholastic achievement, and equine-related aspirations.

TERF awards scholarships consistent with its mission of promoting equine education and research by sponsoring scholarships in veterinary medicine and supporting organizations that are educating the public in the proper care of horses. The Board of Directors of TERF meticulously selects grant recipients in a competitive grantmaking process in the spring. TERF has provided $72,000 in scholarship awards to Wilson College since 2015.

The 2021-2022 TERF grant program at Wilson is directed by Ann O’Shallie, Chair and Professor of Equine Studies and Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics, and Tammy Ege, Chair and Associate Professor of Veterinary Nursing.

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board, includes Co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM and James Orsini DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons, Lucy Zungailia, Katelyn Jackson, and Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D.

To learn more about TERF, please visit To make a tax-deductible donation to TERF, please visit or send a donation to TERF c/o The Chester County Community Foundation, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382. 

For further information, contact:

Jamison Ludgate
Marketing & Communications Associate
Chester County Community Foundation
(484) 880 – 4527

About the Chester County Community Foundation

Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $90 million in trust and annually awards $4.5 million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit