The 2018 Scholarship Program requires that projects be about the Scrapie Eradication Program and/or Q Fever, and is funded by a grant through USDA/APHIS.
- 1. The applicant must be a youth between the ages of 12 and 20, and under the age of 21 as of September 30, 2017.
- 2. The applicant must:
a. be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational education program, OR
b. specify use of the funds to attend a goat-oriented educational and/or national goat-related event (e.g., National FFA convention,
ABGA convention, ADGA convention.), or other similar educational opportunity, or hold funds for attendance at an accredited college,
university, or vocational program at a later date.
c. Parents must complete and sign the parent section on applications for youth under the age of 18 at time of application.
- 1. Completion and presentation (to a peer group) of a goat-related educational project with a focus on scrapie and/or Q-fever.
Presentation may be in the form of a poster project, paper with pictures, power-point presentation or a video.
- 2. Project must be received at the AGF office by August 20, 2018, and Scholarship application accompanied by a short biography
must have been received 30 days prior to August 20, 2018.
- 3. Projects will be judged by an independent panel appointed by the AGF Board of Directors.
- 4. An Applicant is eligible to apply for the award only once.
- 5. Scholarships will be awarded by September 25, 2018.
a. Winners must supply their social security number along with a picture in order to receive scholarship funds.
FOR FUTHER INFORMATION
Email: info@AmericanGoatFederation.org, or Phone: 765-430-2075
John Rumsey lives in Francesville, Indiana and is a freshman at Purdue University studying Animal Science. He has been involved in the Boer goat industry for fourteen years. He is active in 4-H, Pulaski Co Junior Leaders, West Central FFA, and a member of IBGC. He has worked at StockVets for 2 years where he has helped with small ruminant reproductive technologies such as embryo transfer (ET) and Laparoscopic artificial insemination (LAI). He received a $750 Scholarship.