John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship

No one embodies the spirit of true Angus breeders more than the John Rucker Family of Hill Crest Farm at Delaplane, Va. Started in 1924 by John’s father, Bayard Ambrose Rucker, Hill Crest Farm has consistently produced quality Angus cattle for more than 70 years. John and his wife Marjorie, and their three daughters Connie, Sue and Penny not only bred Angus cattle, but also were involved in positions of leadership and service to the Angus breed. In honor of the Rucker family’s stewardship and involvement, Dwight and Carolyn Houff of Holly Hill Farm, Mount Sidney, Va., created the John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship Endowment Fund in 2009 with a $10,500 gift to the Angus Foundation. Developed to provide educational scholarships to deserving youth of the Virginia Junior Angus Association, this fund will pay tribute to the work that the late John and Marjorie Rucker and their daughter Susan Pritchard Rucker did for Angus youth. A different recipient will receive the scholarship each year. The Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program application will be used to select the John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship recipient. Recipients may also receive other scholarships from the Angus Foundation or local, state, regional and national Angus related-entities.

Past Winners

2023Gordon Clark, VA
2022Zach McCall, VA
2021Zach McCall, VA
2020Jacob McCall, VA
2019Sarah Harris, VA
2018Sarah Harris, VA
2017Catie Hope, VA
2016Elizabeth Nixon, VA
2015Cody Boden, VA
2014Elizabeth Nixon, VA
2013Morgan Alexander, VA
2012Lindsay Upperman, PA
2011Shane Clary, VA
2010Shane Clary, VA
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