The Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Association offers a college scholarship annually to an outstanding student who is pursuing a college degree. Selections are made by the SOPHA scholarship committee on a competitive basis. Awardees are announced at the annual SOPHA spring sale in May.
Open to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college.
Have a minimum of 3 years involvement with polled herefords/herefords or hereford cross cattle (showing cattle is not a requirement).
Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
Submit a letter of recommendation from an adult (teacher, employer, advisor, etc.).
Support the SOPHA Scholarship
Persons interested in making a donation to the scholarship fund may contact SOPHA officers. There are three donation levels: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, based on the amount of the donation. All donations are tax deductible.
SOPHA Past Scholarship Recipients
B. Anthony Neel
Luke Morrow Caitlin Decker Tim Elam
Emily Beanblossom Blaine Cline Michael Ullman
Lincoln Shaw Callie Taylor John Gilson Julie Miller
Mary Baker John Gilson
Mary Baker Aarica Burwell Abbygail Pitstick Jonathan Ullman