Evelyn Garrett Scholarship
DUE: February 1st
Submissions must be complete by January 31st at 11:59 midnight.
If you have problems with our online submission process please contact us.
In March of 2009, the Board of Directors of the American Beefalo Association created the Evelyn Garrett Scholarship program in recognition of more than 30 years of service to the Beefalo Breed by Evelyn Garrett.
To recognize and honor more than 30 years of dedicated service to the Beefalo Breed by Evelyn Garrett and to inspire and encourage students to pursue agricultural and animal husbandry education.
The scholarship program is an annual program whereby the selected student or students shall receive financial assistance in the amount of $200 to be used towards technical schooling, community college, college, or postgraduate studies in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry, or food science.
The scholarship program is available to children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of American Beefalo Association members who will be graduating from High School within 6 months of application or who are currently enrolled at a technical school, community college, college, or university.
The application process will be comprised of:
1. A standard application form including schools attended, date of anticipated graduation, current grade point average, area of study, contact information, and references
2. A written essay submitted by the applicant
3. Letter(s) of recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, professor, coach, or other educator.
The scholarship(s) will be awarded annually based on the following criteria:
1. A panel of 2 ABA board members (or Board appointed reviewers) + Evelyn Garret would review the applications, essays, and letters of recommendation for each applicant and recommend the scholarship recipient(s) to the ABA Board each year.
2. The ABA Board will review the recommendations and make the final decision on the recipient(s).
The award will be a certificate accompanied by the scholarship check presented at the annual membership meeting
• The Board would fund the scholarship program the first year (and subsequent years as necessary)
• We would designate proceeds from at least one fun auction each year to help fund the scholarship fund and we would solicit member contributions to the fund.
• A separate bank account would be established to hold this money.
• The program could adapt and change as needed.