More than $147,500 in scholarships were awarded by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Friday, Oct. 26, at the American Hereford Association (AHA) Hereford Honorees Reception during the AHA Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Hereford youth from across the country were the recipients of these 23 scholarships.

“These scholarships will make a huge difference in the education of each of our recipients,” says Amy Cowan, director of youth activities and foundation at the AHA and HYFA. “Each scholarship donor has a deep commitment to supporting young people in agriculture who have a strong desire to better themselves by obtaining a college degree.”

Many generous donations throughout the years from multiple supporters of Hereford youth make these scholarships possible. The recipients of the scholarships are:

  • Ball Foundation/Cottonwood Springs Farm Scholarship – Austin Folkman, Ixonia, Wis.
  • Bar One Ranch Scholarship – Mason Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C.
  • Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship – Bailey Morrell, Willows, Calif.
  • Blin Family Scholarship – Abigail Spindle, Moriarty, N.M.
  • Bob & Dolores Call Scholarship – Brooke Hinojosa-Sidwell, Carr, Colo.
  • Bill & Jo Ellard Scholarships – Hannah Williams, Kearney, Neb., and Del Adcock, Assumption, Ill.
  • HYFA Scholarship – Sydney Downey, Turner, Ore.
  • Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship – Keayla Harr, Jeromesville, Ohio
  • Ken & Carolyn Larson Scholarship – Brianne Nelsen, Fredonia, Kan.
  • Owen Family/Tennessee River Music Scholarship – Rachael Drumm, Winchester, Ky.
  • Perks Ranch Scholarship – Katie Nolles, Bassett, Neb.
  • Whitehead/Rocking Chair Ranches Scholarship – Rachel Buzanowski, Pompeys Pillar, Mont.
  • Jack & Donna Vanier Family Scholarships – Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas; Taylor Belle Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.; Sydney Dvorak, Lake Andes, S.D.; Tyler Eldred, Bellingham, Wash.; Mallory Carlson, Murdock, Minn.; Peyton Schmitt, Birmingham, Iowa; Dixie Miller, Hutchinson, Kan.; Blakelee Hayes, Ada, Okla.; Emilee Holt, Caldwell,Idaho; and Parker Cantrell, Collinsville, Okla.

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