Feb. 7, 2018


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Clint Mefford, director of communications




National Junior Angus Association members awarded scholarships from National Cattlemen’s Foundation

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group Invests in National Junior Angus Association Members.


Five National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members were awarded $1,500 scholarships by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) sponsored scholarships were awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry in the next school year. NJAA member Abbey Schiefelbein, a high school senior from Kimball, Minnesota, was the overall winner of the scholarship for her essay titled “The Importance of Transparency”.

The four other NJAA members each earning $1,500 CME scholarships from NCF were:


      • Ryan Callahan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University

      • Bridger Gordon, High School Senior, Whitewood, South Dakota

      • Cale Hinrichsen, Kansas, Oklahoma State University

      • Ty Montgomery, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University

      • Morgan Scilacci, Oregon, Kansas State University


For more information about the CME scholarships, click here.


Compiled by Katy Holdener, Angus Communications


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, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on 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, visit www.angus.org.