OBGA Youth Scholarship Guidelines
The OBGA is profoundly proud to award the 2021 OBGA Scholarship to McKenna Blair. Mckenna is an exemplary student maintaining an A average including taking multiple AP courses, doing public services, Christian activities, FFA projects and offices and other school functions. All this while working multiple species of animals, cattle, goats, sheep and placing very well in all categories. She always has helping hands for anyone in need both adult and youth and many of us have watched this fine young lady grow up in our group. Mckenna is headed to OU where there is no doubt she will excel. So Congratulations to McKenna on behalf of the BOD of the OBGA
Our goal is to inspire and support youth interest in becoming lifetime breeders, build character, and to show the impact that today’s youth have in the registered Boer goat business.
Scholarships will be awarded yearly to a high school senior (or older) of the year in which the application is made and will be announced at our annual membership meeting as well as at the student’s local banquets and awards ceremonies. Applicants must be a member of OBGA for at least a year and have attended 4 or more of the 9 shows hosted during that time. Applications are due no later than April 1st.
Individual(s) selected to receive a scholarship will be required to verify their enrollment in an institution of higher education by September 1st. Upon receipt of enrollment verification, the scholarship award check will be sent to the institution. Failure to meet enrollment requirements in the year scholarship is awarded will result in forfeiture of all scholarship monies.
* Two Letters of Recommendation
* SAT or ACT results
* Copy of the most recent high school transcript
* Essay – Topic: “Inflation: Can Agriculture Survive?”
* List of goals
* List of personal achievements
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & INSTRUCTIONS:
1) No handwritten scholarship applications will be accepted. Applicants should use a font no smaller than 12 when typing up their application.
2) Applications must include a copy of most current high school transcript and SAT or ACT test scores. Transcripts and scores sent separately will not be accepted.
3) Letters of recommendation may come from employers, teachers, agricultural leaders, junior advisors, pastors, community service directors, etc. Resumes and letters must accompany application, or they will not be accepted.
4) Essays should be 500 -1500 words and give a clear outline of what the applicant has planned for his or her future in the Boer goat business including goals and realistic timelines.
5) For applicant to be considered, all elements of the scholarship application must be filed together prior to the official filing date. No applications will be accepted after closing date. The application must be received by the chairman by April 1.
6) All applications will be sent directly to the chairman of the committee: