Youth Scholarship Program

 
AGF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR GOAT INDUSTRY YOUTH
$1,000 Scholarships Available for ages 17-21 as of January 1, 2022
$500 Scholarships Available for ages 12-16 as of January 1, 2022
[funded by a Cooperative Agreement with USDA/APHIS]
The Deadline for Applying for the 2022 Scholarship Program is Past.
  • All Projects must be received at the AGF Office by June 1, 2022.

PURPOSE: To encourage education and development of youth involved in the goat industry and who hold a current membership, or whose parents or guardians are members in The American Goat Federation or any of its member organizations.

A record number of applicants participated in FY20. Six $1,000 scholarship awards and one $500 award were presented to 7 applicants. The judges team consisted of vounteer professors, veterinarians, experienced producers and other industry profesionals. The projects are judged on accuracy, content and creativity. Applicant age is taken into account.

 
    PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS:  TIER 1
  • The applicant must be 17 or under the age of 22 as of January 1, 2022.
  • The applicant must:
    1. be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational education program, or planning to attend post high school training OR
    2. 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, 4-H Education, National Goat Conference, TSGRA Convention, etc.).
    PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS:  TIER 2
  • The applicant must be 12 or under the age of 17 as of January 1, 2022.
  • The applicant must:
    1. 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.
    REQUIREMENTS:  BOTH TIERS
  1. Completion and presentation (to a peer group) of a goat-related educational project about scrapie with a focus on animal identification and recordkeeping, or Q-fever with a focus on proper management and negative consequences for producers and the general public. Presentation may be in the form of a poster project, paper with pictures, power-point presentation or a video.
  2. Scholarship Application accompanied by a short biography must be received in the AGF office and postmarked or emailed by May 1, 2022.
  3. >Project must be received at the AGF office and postmarked or emailed by June 1, 2022.
  4. Projects will be judged by an independent panel appointed by the AGF Board of Directors.
  5. An Applicant is eligible to apply for the award only once during the award year, and applicants who have received a scholarship are not eligible to apply again.
  6. Parents must complete and sign the parent section on applications for youth under the age of 18 at time of application.
  7. Scholarships will be awarded by August 30, 2022.
Winners must supply their social security number along with a picture in order to receive scholarship funds.