Evelyn Garrett Scholarship

 
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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.

Purpose

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 Program

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.

Eligibility

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.


 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

Awarding Criteria

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

The award will be a certificate accompanied by the scholarship check presented at the annual membership meeting

Funding

• 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.

 

DIGITAL APPLICATION 

Applicant
Name *
Name
Address
Address
Phone *
Phone
Academic Information
If the format is such that you wish the selection committee to see the actual letter, please email the attachment to officemanager@americanbeefalo.org [with subject ATTN: Garrett Scholarship Application Document. As well as your name, date of this forms submission, nominating family members ABA member #, and title/type of Document.] or mail to American Beefalo Association 9824 E. YZ Ave. Vicksburg, MI 49097, then in this field type SENT VIA EMAIL or SENT IN MAIL to continue with submission.
Please copy and paste reference letter here. If the format is such that you wish the selection committee to see the actual letter, please email the attachment to officemanager@americanbeefalo.org [with subject ATTN: Garrett Scholarship Application Document. As well as your name, date of this forms submission, nominating family members ABA member #, and title/type of Document.] or mail to American Beefalo Association 9824 E. YZ Ave. Vicksburg, MI 49097, then in this field type SENT VIA EMAIL or SENT IN MAIL to continue with submission.
Please enter outstanding honors and awards here.
Enter extracurricular activities here.
College | University | Tech Program Attending
Anticipated Graduation Date *
Anticipated Graduation Date
Mailing of Official Documentation *
Please select on of the following documents to be mailed to our office for review. Or email as attachment to officemanager@americanbeefalo.org with subject ATTN: Garrett Scholarship Application Document. As well as your name, date of this forms submission, nominating family members ABA member #, and title/type of Document.
Nominating Member
Member Name *
Member Name
Member Address *
Member Address
Please provide an essay indicating why you are a good candidate for this scholarship and how you plan to apply your education to a career in agriculture.