NJAS: Investing in the next generation
The National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) is much more than an opportunity to get involved in the Angus breed. Thanks to generous donors through the Angus Foundation, it’s also an opportunity for juniors to continue their education. At this year’s NJAS in Kansas City, Mo., the Angus Foundation presented 98 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students totaling to $225,500.
Angus members recognize that today’s youth play an important role in the future of our industry, says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. Whether they pursue a degree in agriculture or not, these scholarships help Angus youth in following their dreams.
A five-member committee evaluates the scholarship applications and considers NJAA involvement, state association participation, leadership and other criteria. Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded nearly $1.9 million in graduate and undergraduate scholarships to Angus youth.
A list of area scholarship winners follows.
Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $1,000
Brittany Bush, Britton, S.D.; Aliesha Dethlefs, North Platte, Neb.; Renae Tokach, St. Anthony, N.D.
Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $3,000
Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D.
Iowa Junior Angus Association Scholarship
Cole Greiman, Garner, Iowa.
Oliver A. Hansen/Laudmere Farm Angus Scholarship
Bryanne Duckett, New Liberty, Iowa.
Mack C. Olson Memorial Scholarship
Erin Steele, Anita, Iowa.
Angus/Talon Graduate Student Scholarship
Zebadiah Gray, Toledo, Iowa.
Howard & JoAnne Hillman/Bon View Farms
Alex Rogan, Brandon, S.D.
Joseph & Ruby Schaff/Schaff Angus Ranch
Renae Tokach, St. Anthony, N.D.
Western States National Junior Angus Show
Judson Hoffschneider, Arlington, Neb.