Outstanding Senior Scholarship Award:
In an endeavor to promote higher scholastic standards among students in Animal Science, the National Block & Bridle Club will offer cash awards to outstanding senior students who have graduated in the Spring or be graduating in Fall of the same year they are nominated and are/were active members of a Block & Bridle Club.
The following rules and regulations are suggested:
1. For example, a student nominated by June 15 of the year 2005 should have just graduated or should be graduating by December, 2005.
2. The student must be or have been an active member in good standing of the local and National Block & Bridle Club.
3. Selection will be conducted by a committee selected by the National Block & Bridle President with a minimum of three committee members. The committee members should include representation from chapters of various sizes and from different geographic areas.
4. The names of the three winners will be announced at the National Block & Bridle Convention, and the previous summer at the national meeting of the American Society of Animal Science. The names will also be published in the first newsletter from the National Editor following the date of the award.
5. If for some reason the winner of the scholarship is unable to accept the award, the second place contestant shall be eligible. In no case will the award be given to an individual if they do not continue college work.
6. The chapters nomination for the Outstanding Senior Scholarship Award is limited to six (6) typed pages (front only) including the cover page which should have a professional picture attached to it. A transcript must be attached to the nomination. The nomination should be written in third person (not I). The judges could take off points if more than six pages are submitted. Only one (1) official transcript is necessary and one (1) original picture is necessary. The other two (2) copies of the nomination may be photocopies. Letters of reference are not needed and will not be included in the judging.
The report should contain the following items:
The introduction should include a paragraph or so on the student’s background prior to college and end with what the student plans to do upon graduation. It should include a permanent address and phone number so the student may be located to let him/her know about winning.
B. Scholarship (35%)
1. Grades (given in terms of grade point average, percent, etc., and a short explanation of systems used by school should be included). An official transcript of college grades must accompany the entry. The transcript of grades (GPA) should end with the fall semester or winter quarter, since the nomination is due by June 1 (before some schools finish the spring term). Scoring this category will be as follows: (GPA obtained/GPA possible) x 35
3. Standing in class
C. Summary of Block & Bridle Activities (45%)
This is best presented by year starting with the freshman year. Judges say they can judge it best if it is in a list or outline form rather than in paragraph. List the offices and committee chairmanships first, then the other committees the students served on each year. Also list the activities helped with. If a student was responsible for a new activity, say so. If the student was a judging team member, say so and list the actual contests judged in. Give individual rank in contest if they ranked fairly high. Be thorough and complete. A judge cannot give a person credit if it is not listed or explained.
D. Other Activities (20%)
Campus Activities – List year and significance of activities if necessary. If students held important position of offices in other organizations, please indicate. If student has done something special, list it.
Off Campus Activities – List and briefly explain.
Work – If student worked while in college, list jobs held by year and hours per week. List summer jobs or internships also.