Billiard Education Foundation Announces 2014 Academic Scholarships Sponsored by Str8 Shots

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str8-shotsOctober 7, 2013 (Englewood, CO): Str8 Shots Billiards & Darts proudly sponsors the 2014 Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Academic Scholarship Awards. Applications are currently being accepted for these awards. The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to students who have benefited from the sport of billiards and plan to pursue a college education.

This opportunity has previously only been available to high school seniors but through the generous support of Str8 Shots, this year’s scholarships will be award to three categories: high school seniors only ($2,000 award for the winner and $1,000 for runner-up), 9th -11th graders ($500 award), and 6th -8th graders ($500 award).

“Str8 Shots has been committed to encouraging youth to do all they can to achieve their highest academic potential since they opened the doors four years ago. Sponsoring the 2014 BEF Academic Scholarships is just another way we can provide the youth with an opportunity to reach their potential academically,” said owners Marc and Kimberly Griffiths.

Complete details on eligibility, guidelines, and application/registration can be found at the following link: http://www.str8-shots.com/2014-academic-scholarship-essay-contest/. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 28, 2014. Online registration deadline is Friday, February 21, 2014. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 15.

The BEF has awarded over $200,000 in academic scholarships since 1993 and continues to promote higher education and a lifelong love for the sport of pocket billiards. For more details on BEF scholarships or sponsoring an academic scholarship, visit billiardeducation.org.

Str8 Shots is the only online billiard and dart retailer committed to giving back to the community that supports them. We encourage players of all ages and skill levels through sponsorship, sportsmanship awards, and various other programs. For more information about the programs they offer, or to purchase your billiard or dart products, visit them at str8-shots.com.

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. Visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.

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