The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) has now opened its scholarship application window for high school seniors between the dates of December 2nd, 2011, and April 2nd, 2012. This scholarship opportunity allows for students to apply for awards in two different categories of academic excellence and achievement.
Billiard Education Foundation press release – December 2nd, 2011
LauraSmith@BilliardEducation.org / 303.926.1039
Date: December 2, 2011
Billiard Education Foundation Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2012 scholarship 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 BEF Academic Scholarship Program is divided into two categories: Excellence in Education scholarship (a single $2,000 award) and Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (three individual scholarships at $1,000 each). Each applicant will be considered in both categories; only one completed application is required and must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 2nd, 2012. Applications can be downloaded at the BEF website: www.BilliardEducation.org.
Students must adhere to the following scholarship criteria:
1) hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale);
2) must have an ACT score of at least 23 or SAT combined score (critical reading + math) of 1050 or higher; 3) submit a 500-1000 word essay on how billiards has been an integral part of their life;
4) must be accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program by June 1;
5) must attend an accredited undergraduate institution and carry at least 12 hours per semester.
The final application must also include a letter from the applicant outlining academic achievements, leadership and/or community service work, a description of the applicant’s background and career objectives plus personal and professional (academic) goals. Applicants must also submit an official High School Transcript and SAT/ACT scores.
The Billiard Education Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships since 1993. Said BEF executive director Laura Smith, “The BEF is proud to help young adults who have benefitted from billiards to offset their education expenses and become our future leaders.”
About Billiard Education Foundation
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as 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. The BEF funds academic scholarships, produces the Junior National 9-Ball Championships, offers opportunities for billiard athletes to attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships and promotes “Pool In School” programs. For more information about the BEF please visit www.BilliardEducation.org. To become a sponsor, make a donation or inquiry, please contact Laura Smith at info@BilliardEducation.org or phone 303.926.1039.