April 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Heitman, American Angus Association communications coordinator, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com.
Final Call for Angus Scholarship Applications
May 1 deadline for Angus Foundation and American Angus Auxiliary applications
The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for scholarships through the Angus Foundation and American Angus Auxiliary. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, and Angus youth should act now to ensure their materials are in order.
High school seniors and college students passionate about the beef industry are encouraged to apply for the several opportunities offered through the Angus Foundation and the American Angus Auxiliary.
Each year the Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Last year, the organization awarded more than $225,000 in scholarships.
Angus youth may apply for a wide variety of awards, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available.
“It’s humbling the Angus Foundation receives our supporters’ generous gifts of endowed and non-endowed funds to make these scholarships possible,” says Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins. “These scholarships provide the resources our future generation needs to continue advancing the Angus breed and entire beef cattle industry.”
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. Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Indianapolis, Ind.
Applications must be postmarked by May 1, and mailed to the Angus Foundation, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.
More specific guidelines and information about the Angus Foundation’s scholarships and awards, along with a link to the undergraduate and graduate student applications, can be found online at www.angusfoundation.org.
The American Angus Auxiliary is committed to supporting Angus youth in their future endeavors and will once again award 10 scholarships at the 2014 NJAS. To be eligible, each state auxiliary nominates one male and one female applicant to the national contest. The American Angus Auxiliary then awards scholarships to the top five male and top five female applicants.
“We are so impressed, year after year, with the contributions our junior members are making to the Angus breed,” says Lynne Hinrichsen, American Angus Auxiliary president-elect and scholarship chair. “The Auxiliary is proud to invest scholarship dollars into the leaders of our future generation.”
Interested junior members, who are high school seniors, may download the application, access directions and general information at www.angusauxiliary.com. Applications from the state contact must be postmarked by May 1.
The winners will be announced during the 2014 NJAS closing ceremonies. In addition, the top five female scholarship winners are eligible for the 2014-2015 Miss American Angus competition, which takes place in November.
For specific state and local Auxiliary scholarship deadlines and information, visit the Auxiliary website, or contact the state or regional auxiliary.
Additional questions about the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships can be directed to Hinrichsen at 785-457-2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Angus Foundation
The Angus Foundation was 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 American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
About the American Angus Auxiliary
The American Angus Auxiliary consists of individuals interested in the welfare of the Angus breed. Its members work to provide educational activities for junior Angus members, such as scholarship programs, awards and competitions. For more information about the American Angus Auxiliary, visit www.angusauxiliary.com.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. Explore how the Angus breed impacts every sector of the cattle business – from the feedlot to the meatcase – during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association, the event takes place Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the first-ever Angus University.
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.
For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visitwww.ANGUS.org.