The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for scholarships through the Angus Foundation and American Angus Auxiliary. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, and Angus youth should act now to ensure their materials are in order.
High school seniors and college students passionate about the beef industry are encouraged to apply for the several opportunities offered through the Angus Foundation and the American Angus Auxiliary.
Each year the Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Last year, the organization awarded more than $225,000 in scholarships.
Angus youth may apply for a wide variety of awards, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available.
"It’s humbling the Angus Foundation receives our supporters’ generous gifts of endowed and non-endowed funds to make these scholarships possible," says Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins. "These scholarships provide the resources our future generation needs to continue advancing the Angus breed and entire beef cattle industry."
Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation’s 2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee. Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Indianapolis, Ind.
Applications must be postmarked by May 1, and mailed to the Angus Foundation, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.
More specific guidelines and information about the Angus Foundation’s scholarships and awards, along with a link to the undergraduate and graduate student applications, can be found online at www.angusfoundation.org.
The American Angus Auxiliary is committed to supporting Angus youth in their future endeavors and will once again award 10 scholarships at the 2014 NJAS. To be eligible, each state auxiliary nominates one male and one female applicant to the national contest. The American Angus Auxiliary then awards scholarships to the top five male and top five female applicants.
"We are so impressed, year after year, with the contributions our junior members are making to the Angus breed," says Lynne Hinrichsen, American Angus Auxiliary president-elect and scholarship chair. "The Auxiliary is proud to invest scholarship dollars into the leaders of our future generation."
Interested junior members, who are high school seniors, may download the application, access directions and general information at www.angusauxiliary.com. Applications from the state contact must be postmarked by May 1.
The winners will be announced during the 2014 NJAS closing ceremonies. In addition, the top five female scholarship winners are eligible for the 2014-2015 Miss American Angus competition, which takes place in November.
For specific state and local Auxiliary scholarship deadlines and information, visit the Auxiliary website, or contact the state or regional auxiliary.
Additional questions about the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships can be directed to Hinrichsen at 785-457-2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: American Angus Association