Please note the deadline of February 5, 2010!
We are extremely pleased to offer a scholarship in honor and memory of Mr. Stan Kalino, a youth livestock supporter who passed away on September 2009. Through generous donations from friends and family, a scholarship has been created in his name. This scholarship will be awarded annually during the Top Five Heifer Drive at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show.
Mr. Stan and his wife Jean have always been champions for youth livestock programs, whether it be in California, Georgia or any place in between. They served as the California Junior Angus Advisors for numerous years, spent their spare time and vacations supporting youth that exhibited cattle at the local, regional and national level. After retiring from his career at Lockheed Missile Space & Command, Mr. Stan spent his time either on the golf course or serving as a “cheerleader” for “his” adopted kids at shows throughout the nation. Always willing to help a youth in need financially or emotionally, Mr. Stan was always there to listen and question their plans. His hard work ethic, persistence, determination to get the job done and love for the youth program are characteristics that his family plan to carry on for years to follow.
We are looking for hard-working, dedicated students who embody the standards of excellence demonstrated in both 4-H and FFA Steer and/or Heifer projects. We need your help in identifying these young people and selecting a recipient for this year’s scholarship. The scholarship is a cash award in the amount of $500. Details are explained in the attached “Statement of Scholarship Agreement” sheet. Applicants must be graduating from high school in the spring of 2010.
An application form which must be signed by the student’s County Extension Agent and/or Ag. Ed. Teacher, may be found at http://www.georgia4h.org/livestock/scholarships.htm. The signing teacher or agent must also attach a letter of recommendation. In some cases, an applicant may enclose letters from both of these individuals. The completed application and attached letters of recommendation must be received (postmarks will not be accepted) by Heather K. Shultz, at the indicated address, no later than February 5, 2010.
Thank you for your help in spreading the word about this scholarship and for your part in helping us identify these outstanding youth livestock producers. We look forward to receiving your applications.
Program Specialist II
Georgia 4-H Livestock Program
325 Hoke Smith Annex, UGA
Athens, GA 30602