Linda Cassella won the ARBA Best-In-Show award twice, at the 2005 ARBA Indianapolis, IN Convention and at the 2012 ARBA Wichita, KS Convention, in her short time of showing Angoras. Linda also mentored several youth with two of them going on to win Best-In-Show at the ARBA Convention. These youth were Collin Burns, Grand Rapids, MI in 2007 and Jeffery Olson, Portland, OR in 2015. The name of this scholarship was changed to honor Linda Cassella for her dedication and mentoring to our youth. We will always remember her dedication to the Angora world and youth as well as her humor.
Collin Burns, 2007 ARBA Convention Youth BIS - Mentored by Linda
2015 Youth ARBA Convention BIS Jeffery Olson and Mentor Linda Cassella
The purpose of the NARBC scholarship program is to recognize outstanding youth individuals who have become knowledgeable about the Angora rabbit, and consistently promote the hobby through their youth activities. The scholarship is open to any youth member in good standing who will be starting a post-secondary program. Recipient will be asked to provide proof of enrollment at an accredited institution. Applicants must be current members of NARBC and ARBA. They are to have been members of NARBC and ARBA a minimum 2 years. Individuals may only receive the scholarship once. The award amount will be set by the current Board of Directors. More than one individual may be awarded a scholarship. The application form will be available on the NARBC Website.
Scholarship applications must be received between Aug 15th and September 15th.
The Recipient(s) will be announced at ARBA Convention NARBC annual meeting.