Billiard Education Foundation Awards 2009 Scholarships

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 (7 x $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 a SAT score of 1050 or higher; must be accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program by June 1, 2009; 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; submitted 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 2009 winners:

BEF “Excellence in Education”  Scholarship ($5,000 awarded over a two- year term)

Jake Stauch of Summerville, SC

BEF “Aiming for Higher Education” Scholarships   ($1,000 award)

Zachary Bradley of Placerville, CA
Grant Carter of Centennial, CO
Douglas Done of Rochester, NY
Sean Drimmel of Spring Valley, CA
Lisa Lamir of Weymouth, MA
Sean Lehman of Nelsonville, OH
Lindsey Reynolds of Friendswood, TX

Essays may be viewed on the BEF website at  

The Billiard Education Foundation is 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.

For more information about the BEF please visit . To become a sponsor, make a donation or inquiry, please contact Laura Smith at  or phone 303.926.1039.