August 15, 2017



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Michigan Angus Auxiliary Creates New Scholarships Through Angus Foundation

The scholarships will help fund education and leadership opportunities for Michigan Angus youth.


            In celebration of the Michigan Angus Auxiliary’s 50th anniversary, the auxiliary has donated $12,500 to the Angus Foundation to fund the Michigan Angus Auxiliary Scholarship & Educational Awards Endowment Fund.

            “It’s an honor to help the Michigan Angus Auxiliary celebrate 50 years of success by assisting them in establishing this endowment fund,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “The scholarships presented by this endowment will help young people in the Angus industry from Michigan in achieving their educational pursuits.”

            The endowment fund will create an annual educational scholarship for a Michigan Angus youth. The scholarship amount will vary each year depending upon the number of applicants, but can be used toward an undergraduate degree at a college, university or technical school or graduate school program. The fund will also support a $100 scholarship given annually to the Michigan Angus Queen to offset costs involved with promoting the Angus breed throughout Michigan. The group hopes to grow the Michigan Angus Queen scholarship in the years to come.

            “We wanted to find a way to make a meaningful impact,” says Julie Thelen Conover, Michigan Angus Auxiliary president. “We can think of no better way to leave a legacy that honors the wonderful ladies who started the auxiliary. We are excited and happy to create this endowment.”

            Conover states that Michigan only has a small Angus association and auxiliary, but the group is focused on supporting youth.

            “We have a lot of very passionate people in Michigan who want to reward youth as much as we can,” she says.

            The first Michigan Angus Auxiliary scholarship for the Michigan Angus Queen will be given in 2018, with the first academic scholarship to follow in 2019.

            For more information on the Michigan Angus Auxiliary, visit 


About Angus Foundation

Established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to