The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Academic Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of its annual scholarship program.  The scholarships are divided into two categories: BEF Excellence in Education scholarship ($2,000 award) and BEF Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (3 x $1,000 award). The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to students 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 ; 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 2011 winners:

BEF “Excellence in Education” Scholarship ($2,000 award)

Corbin Coe of Boone, NC

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

Jared Atchison of Westbury, NY

Dillon Benson of Wendell, ID

Nicole Jaynes of Albuquerque, NM


Essays may be viewed on the BEF website at

About Billiard Education Foundation

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. The BEF funds academic scholarships, produces the Junior National 9-Ball Championships, supports billiard athletes to attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships and promotes “Pool In School” programs. 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.

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