Scholarships available to Angus youth

Farm Forum

The American Angus Association strives to provide students with opportunities to benefit themselves and the future of the cattle business. Through scholarship programs hosted by the Angus Foundation and the American Angus Auxiliary, Angus youth passionate about the beef industry are provided financial support to further their education.

Current high school seniors and college students can take note of the deadlines and details for each scholarship program listed below.

The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. 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. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Indianapolis, Ind. Last year the organization awarded more than $225,000 in scholarships.

Applications must be postmarked by May 1, and mailed to Milford Jenkins, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

Applications are available online at For more information, contact Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or

The American Angus Auxiliary awards scholarships to the top five male and top five female applicants selected from finalists chosen in the applicant’s home state. Each state auxiliary is eligible to submit one male and one female application to the national contest. The winners will be announced during the 2014 NJAS closing ceremonies.

In addition, the five finalists for the Miss American Angus contest are selected from the top national female applicants.

The application for American Angus Auxiliary Scholarships is now available online. Interested junior Angus members, who are high school seniors, may download the application, access directions and general information at

Applications from the state contact must be postmarked by May 1. For specific state and local Auxiliary scholarship deadlines and information, visit the Auxiliary website, or contact your state or regional Angus Auxiliary.

Additional questions about the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships can be directed to Lynne Hinrichsen, American Angus Auxiliary president-elect and scholarship chair, at