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The American Boer Goat Association (ABGA) and Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) are now accepting scholarship applications for 2024. Applications will be due to the ABGA office via electronic form or regular mail by April 1, 2024.

The American Boer Goat Association scholarship program is designed to encourage the educational enhancement of young Boer goat breeders by awarding annual scholarships. This program is open to any active ABGA or JABGA member, 21 years of age or under, who has been involved in ABGA or JABGA programs.

Application Guidelines
  1. Applicants must be members of the Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) or American Boer Goat Association (ABGA).

  2. The applicant must be either a high school senior or a college student (21 years of age or under) as of January 1st of the year the application is submitted. Winners will be recognized at the 2024 ABGA and JABGA National Show. The applicant may receive the scholarship only one time.

  3. The recipient will be selected by the ABGA Scholarship Committee members, none of whom have children applying for the ABGA Scholarship.

  4. If selected to receive a scholarship by the American Boer Goat Association Scholarship Committee, the scholarship applicant will be required to verify their enrollment in an institution of higher education by September 30, 2024. Upon receipt of enrollment verification, the scholarship award check will be sent to the institution. Failure to meet enrollment requirements in year scholarship is awarded will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.


Application Procedure and Instructions
  1. You must submit a copy of your final high school and/or college transcript for the Fall 2023 Semester.

  2. Application material must include two letters of recommendation. The recommendations may come from employers, teachers, ag leaders, junior advisors, pastors, etc. They may not include applicants, parents, ABGA Board of Directors members, or ABGA employees. The two letters of recommendation and transcripts must be submitted together to the American Boer Goat Association.

  3. April 1, 2024, is the deadline for submitting the application material. Materials must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before April 1, 2024. Materials postmarked after this date will not be accepted. Applications submitted by email must be received by the ABGA office no later than 11:59 PM CST on the submission date (April 1, 2024).


Selection

Scholarship recipients will be selected by members of the ABGA Scholarship Committee, none of whom have children applying for the JABGA scholarship program. Each applicant may only receive the scholarship one time.


Recognition

ABGA scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2024 ABGA and JABGA National Show in Louisville. Ky.

Application Checklist

Students wanting to apply for the 2024 ABGA Scholarship program should submit the following materials on or before April 1, 2024.

  • Completed scholarship application

  • Copy of final high school and/or college transcript for the Fall 2023 semester

  • Copy of SAT/ACT scores (if not listed on high school/college transcript)

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation


Questions?

Please contact JABGA Youth Coordinator Hannah Seymore at jabga@abga.org with any questions or concerns regarding the ABGA scholarship program.


Ready to Apply?

Complete the form below to apply for the 2024 ABGA Scholarship program:




or download the PDF form:


2024 Scholarship Application
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ABGA and JABGA Now Accepting 2024 Scholarship Applications

ABGA and JABGA are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2024 year.

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