OBGA Youth Scholarship Guidelines
The BOD of the OBGA would like to Congratulate Clint Demmitt for being the 2020 OBGA Scholarship Award Winner. A long time member of the association, dedicated to the breed, showing, learning, and leader in the JABGA, Clint both met and exceeded expectations to qualify for this award. We look forward to watching this young man in the future and have confidence he will become a leader as an adult and we are proud to support him in the effort.
CONGRATULATIONS Clint Demmitt
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: “DNA- Its Impact on the Industry and Individual”
* 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:
2744 Roland Road
Whitesboro, Texas 76273