Dec. 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president
Use Angus Genetics? Get a Scholarship!
The Angus Foundation is now offering applications for Allied Angus Breeders scholarships.
The Angus Foundation is pleased to offer three $1,000 Allied Angus Breeders scholarships to young people who use Angus genetics in a commercial cattle operation breeding program or whose parents use Angus genetics. Emphasis is placed on applicants’ knowledge of the cattle industry and their perspective of the Angus breed.
“The Angus Foundation always is looking to help youth further their educations,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Angus genetics have so much to offer beef producers, so we want to encourage young people to use Angus genetics by helping support their academic pursuits.”
Scholarship applications are available online at angusfoundation.org and are due May 1. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or enrolled at a junior college, four-year college/university or other accredited institution and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Recipients will be announced in July.
Applicants or their parents/guardians must currently be a member of the American Angus Association® or have an affiliate member code, and the applicant or their parent/guardian must have transferred or been transferred an Angus registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2015). The scholarship is applicable to any field of study. (Applicants having received or applied for Angus Foundation undergraduate scholarships using the standard general application this year or in previous years will not be considered for this scholarship.)
In 2017, the Angus Foundation awarded more than $213,000 in undergraduate and graduate student scholarships to more than 115 students. When combined with other endowed and non-endowed scholarship funds administered by the Angus Foundation, nearly $300,000 was invested in more than 130 students pursuing their higher education.
For more information, please contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media
About Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.