Billiard Education Foundation Awards 2008 Scholarships

Billiards Education Foundation (BEF) has announced the recipients of the annual scholarships.

Billiards Education Foundation (BEF) has announced the recipients of the annual scholarships.

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Academic Scholarship Program is an annual program that is divided into two categories: BEF Excellence in Education scholarship ($5,000 awarded over a two-year term) and BEF Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (seven $1,000 awards). 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.

The scholarship criteria includes maintaining a  3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); receiving an ACT score of 23 or higher or an SAT score of 1050 or higher; being accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program by June 1, 2008; carrying at least 12 hours per semester; submitting a 500- to 1,000-word essay on how billiards has been an integral part of his/her life; a letter outlining academic achievements, leadership and/or community service work and a description of the applicant’s background and career objectives.

Congratulations to the following 2008 winners:

BEF “Excellence in Education” Scholarship ($5,000 awarded over a two-year term)
Kelly King of Baltimore, MD 

BEF “Aiming for Higher Education” Scholarships   ($1,000 award)
Christopher Berger of Atlanta, GA
Dustin Farmer of Windsor, CO
Christopher Futrell of Virginia Beach, VA
Kyle Gassaway of Summerfield, NC
William Howard of Richardson, TX
Casey Landry of Bush, LA
Matthew Pina of Ludlow, MA

Essays may be viewed on the BEF website at The BEF would like to wish all the applicants much success.

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 To become a sponsor, make a donation or inquiry, please contact Laura Smith at or phone 303-926-1039.

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