2023 Gary Stamey Scholarship

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Stamey Scholarship

The Gary Stamey Junior Beef Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor the memory of Gary Stamey. The $500 scholarship is awarded to qualifying applicants who live in Western North Carolina and have participated in any 3 Junior Beef Shows prior to their application (details included in application).


Applicants must live in one of the following counties of Western North Carolina: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.


  • have participated in any 3 Junior Beef Shows prior to submitting application
  • have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • be enrolled or plan to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or university
  • be a high school senior or any year in college

Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received the scholarship and are enrolled in or plan to enroll in an agriculture curriculum.


  • Good character
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service (outstanding contributions to school and community)
  • Academic ability and achievement


Applications and supporting materials must be received at WNC Communities by Thursday, June 1, 2023 for the Committee’s consideration. Application must be complete with the following items to be considered:

  • Typed, completed application form (attached)
  • Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Signature and date on final page of application

The application deadline is June 1, 2023. See the attachment below for full rules and application materials.