The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Academic Scholarship Program is an annual program which is divided into two categories: BEF Excellence in Education scholarship ($5,000 awarded over a two-year term) and BEF Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (7x $1,000 award). 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 scholarship criteria includes maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); must have received an ACT score of 23 or higher, or an SAT score of 1050 or higher; must be accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program by June 1, 2008; carry at least 12 hours per semester; submitted a 500-1000 word essay on how billiards has been an integral part of his/her life; a letter outlining academic achievements, leadership and/or community service work and a description of the applicant’s background and career objectives.
Congratulations to the following 2008 winners:
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BEF “Excellence in Education” Scholarship ($5,000 awarded over a two- year term)
Kelly King / Baltimore, MD
BEF “Aiming for Higher Education” Scholarships ($1,000 award)
Christopher Berger / Atlanta, GA
Dustin Farmer / Windsor, CO
Christopher Futrell / Virginia Beach, VA
Kyle Gassaway / Summerfield, NC
William Howard / Richardson, TX
Casey Landry / Bush, LA
Matthew Pina / Ludlow, MA
Essays may be viewed on the BEF website at www.BilliardEducation.org
The BEF would like to wish all the applicants much success.