The Stonebrook Farms Scholarship is a memorial to Glenn Raines and Christopher Raines. Glenn was a long time Red Poll Superintendent at the North American International Livestock Exhibition held in Louisville, KY. He was also an avid supporter of the American Junior Red Poll Association. Dr. Christopher Raines was the Professor of Meat Science at Penn State University. Both men were strong believers in the importance of secondary education and its critical role in the advancement of agriculture and animal science.
This scholarship is created to assist young men and women who have had the privilege of being involved with Red Poll cattle and are choosing to enhance their education to the college level.
In order to apply for this scholarship, it must meet certain criteria. The applicant must be enrolled in a field of Agriculture/Veterinary Science or a related Agricultural Field. There is a two-page application and a required written essay. The essay will be reviewed by a selection committee chosen and approved by the Raines family. The funds for this award are within the auspices of the American Junior Red Poll Association. Should the program ever be terminated, the remaining balance and any interest accrued shall be divided evenly between the meats judging team(s) at Oklahoma State University and Penn State University.
The application is available online or contact the Executive Secretary of the American Red Poll Association. One scholarship will be awarded annually. The recipient may only receive a one-time scholarship. A sum of $500.00 will be sent directly to the Office of the Bursar of the institution the recipient attends.
CRITERIA FOR APPLICANT:
- Be a member in good standing of the American Junior Red Poll Association and/or the American Red Poll Association.
- Be enrolled in the field of Agriculture/Veterinary Science or related Agricultural Field.
- Be at least a first semester sophomore at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or institution of higher learning.
- Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
- Submit a two-page application and an essay describing his or her educational goals and ambitions in the field of agriculture.