Scholarship Opportunities for High School Billiards Players
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2008 scholarship awards. The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is administered annually under the direction and guidance of the BEF Board of Trustees. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2008 and can be downloaded by going to the BEF website at www.BilliardEducation.org (http://www.billiardeducation.org/).
The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is divided into two categories: Excellence in Education scholarship (one $5,000 scholarship awarded over a two-year term) and Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (seven individual scholarships at $1,000 each). The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to high school seniors who have benefited from the sport of billiards and are pursuing a college education.
Prospects must adhere to the following scholarship criteria: 1) hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); 2) must have an ACT score of at least 23 or SAT score of at least 1050; 3) submit a 500-1000 word essay on how billiards has been an integral part of their life; 4) must be accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program by June 1, 2008; 5) must attend an accredited undergraduate institution and carry at least 12 hours per semester. .
The final application must also include a letter from the applicant outlining academic achievements, leadership and/or community service work, a description of the applicant’s background and career objectives, personal and professional (academic) goals, and chosen discipline of study. Applicants must also submit an official High School Transcript and SAT/ACT scores.
The BEF would like to thank all the contributors that make this scholarship and other BEF programs possible. If you would like to become a donor and make a difference in the growth of billiard programs for our youth, please contact the BEF office at 303.926.1039
The Billiard Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization committed to furthering the standard of excellence and leadership within the billiard community by engaging in activities related to the education and cultural advancement of tomorrow’s leaders.
For more information about the BEF, please visit www.BilliardEducation.org (http://www.billiardeducation.org/), contact Laura Smith at 303.926.1039, or e-mail info@BilliardEducation.org (mailto:info@BilliardEducation.org).