SEKGA-Maxwell Agri-livestock Scholarship

SEKGA and the family of Woody Maxwell are pleased to offer the SEKGA-Maxwell Agri-livestock scholarship to the children and grandchildren of SEKGA members. See the application for all eligibility requirements.

Applications will be accepted from May 1 through July 1 each year, with the recipients announced at the at the third membership meeting of the year. $2000 has been appropriated for scholarships, there may be multiple recipients based on the number and quality of applications received. 

Scholarship Application

Our First Winner of the Maxwell Agri-Livestock Scholarship

The Southeast Kiko Goat Association Maxwell Agri-Livestock Scholarship Winner.

(Left to Right Jarrett Hancock, John Hancock,  Lori Hancock, Ben Hancock, Pat Hancock, and Jerry Hancock)

On June 3, 2017 at the Spring Round Up and Sale. The recipient, Ben Hancock, Ocilla, GA., comes from a family with a long history of involvement with Kiko Goats and SEKGA. 


Ben’s grandparents, Pat and Jerry Hancock are charter members of SEKGA and Jerry has severed on the Board of Directory for many years. Ben’s father is a member of SEKGA and has raised quality Kikos for years. Ben’s little brother Jarrett is continuing in his family’s Kiko involvement. 


The Scholarship award is for $2000 and is funded by the Maxell family and SEKGA in memory of Woody Maxwell.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide SEKGA members and their children and grandchildren scholarship awards to those who have shown a career interest in the fields of animal husbandry or related studies.


Eligibility for the scholarship requires the applicant must be a SEKGA member, a child or grandchild of a SEKGA member.   The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA and have been accepted by an accredited college or technical school.  The applicant must complete application form and include current transcript and submit a 500 word essay.


Ben has served as the Georgia 4-H Club State president.  His 4H project “The Study of Barber Pole Worms in Meat Goats” was a second place district twice.  He has served as an intern for Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.


Ben will receive his associate degree from ABAC this spring and is planning to transfer to the University of Georgia to pursue a degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics. His goal is to earn a Master’s Degree in the same field of study. 


SEKGA and the Maxwell family is pleased they can help Ben in his reaching these goals!