Supporting Youth through Education

July 14, 2014



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Supporting Youth through Education

Scholarships totaling over $200,000 were awarded during the 2014 NJAS


            Activities are endless at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) each year, and there’s one opportunity that supports Angus youth well beyond their time at the show – scholarships offered through the Angus Foundation. This year at the 2014 NJAS in Indianapolis, Ind., nearly 100 scholarships were given to graduate and undergraduate students, which resulted in $203,500 invested in the beef industry’s future leaders.

“It is a privilege for the Angus Foundation to be able to fund this large amount of scholarships for Angus youth,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “These youth, who are our next generation of leaders, are supported by many generous Angus enthusiasts. We cannot thank them enough for investing in our youth.”

A five-member committee evaluates the scholarship applications and considers National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) involvement, state association participation, leadership and other criteria. Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded more than $2.1 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to Angus youth.

The 2014 scholarships recipients were recognized in the showring on July 10-11 during the NJAS. A complete list of scholarship winners follows.


Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships - $1,000         

Morgan Alexander, Berryville, Va.; Eric Blythe, White City, Kan.; Sheldon Burks, Park City, Ky.; Madison Butler, Vincennes, Ind.; Katelyn Corsentino, Denham Springs, La.; Aliesha Dethlefs, North Platte, Neb.; Robert Dolson, Hico, Texas; Chelsey Figge, Onaga, Kan.; Randy Frye, Three Forks, Mont.; Tara Gray-Leytham, Toledo, Iowa; Tanner Hash, Archer City, Texas; Jacob Heimsoth, Cameron, Mo.; Cheyenne Jones, Franklinton, La.; Colleen Jones, Kinston, N.C.; Michelle Keyes, Springfield, Neb.; Stephanie Lastovica, Salado, Texas; Kyle Livingston, Dover, Pa.; Ruby Monn, Shippensburg, Pa.; Hannah Moyer, Lamar, Mo.; Connor Orrock, Woodford, Va.; Miles Pearson, Scott City, Kan.; Jared Radcliffe, Weston, Wis.; John Rosman, Creston, Wash.; Chase Thummel, Sheridan, Mo.; Renae Tokach, St. Anthony, N.D.; Emily Velisek, Gaithersburg, Md.; Cameron Ward, Plattsburg, Mo.; Julie Williams, Idalou, Texas; Shannon Yokley, Jefferson City, Mo.; and Courtney Younge, Ventura, Iowa.

Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship - $3,000

Tyler Blythe, White City, Kan.; Alexis Cash, York, Pa.; Michaela Clowser, Milford, Neb.; Brittany Eagleburger, Buffalo, Mo.; Sadie Kinne, Eagleville, Mo.; Katie Friderichs, Walcott, Iowa; Will Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; Catie Hope, Berryville, Va.; Shyla Kreager, Newark, Ohio; Reed McCormick, Pleasantville, Iowa; Clay McGuire, Waverly, Ala.; Kendra Merriman, Lowell, Mich.; Caroline Miller, Lindsey, Ohio; Elizabeth Nixon, Rapidan, Va.; Karisa Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.; Matt Purfeerst, Faribault, Minn.; Erin Steele, Anita, Iowa; Katlyn Tunstill, Fayetteville, Ark.; Cory Watt, Iva, S.C.; and Wade Wells, Hamilton, Texas.

Graduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship - $5,000

Lauren Adcock, Moweaqua, Ill.; Lindsey Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; Kassandra Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.; Kelli Retallick, Glen Haven, Wis.; and Sally Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.
2012 NJAS – In A League of their Own - $500

            Sheldon Burks, Park City, Ky.; Will Harsh, Radnor, Ohio

Arkansas Angus Auxiliary - $500

            Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark.

Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojorquez Memorial Angus - $500

            Allison Dubs, Billings, Mont.

Certified Angus Beef/National Junior Angus Association - $1,000

            Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark.

Oliver A. Hansen/Laudemere Farm - $500

            Lauren Barker, Monticello, Iowa

Howard and JoAnne Hillman/Bon View Farms Angus Scholarship - $1,000

            Christina Mogck, St. Olivet, S.D.

 James E Horton, Jr. Angus Scholarship - $1,500

            Jacob Smith, Cullman, Ala.

Iowa Junior Angus Association Scholarship - $500

            Reed McCormick, Pleasantville, Iowa – state recipient

Jud Hoffschneider, Arlington, Neb. – national recipient

Kansas Angus Association Scholarship - $500      

            Cody Theis, Leavenworth, Kan.

Ed and Wilma Minix/Blackwitch Angus Farm Scholarship - $2,500

            Taylor Gazda, Athens, Ga.

Montana Angus Youth Scholarship - $1,500

            Jena Wagner, Billings, Mont.

NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship - $1,000

            Corbin Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.

Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship - $500

            Lauren Barker, Monticello, Iowa

Pennsylvania Angus Youth Undergraduate Scholarship - $500

Kyle Livingston, Dover, Pa.

Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund - $500

Catie Hope, Berryville, Va.

John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship - $500

Elizabeth Nixon, Rapidan, Va.

 Joseph and Ruby Schaff/Schaff Angus Ranch Scholarship - $500

Audra Montgomery, Carrington, N.D.

Ray Sims Angus Scholarship - $1,000

Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio

            Angus Foundation Richard L. Spader Scholarships -$5,000

                        Destiny McCauley, Bowling Green, Fla.; and Evan Woodbury, Quenemo, Kan.

Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarships - $5,000

            Blake Boyd, May’s Lick, Ky.; Michael Cropp, Damascus, Md.; Macy Henderson-Perry, Prather, Calf.; Maci Lienemann, Princeton, Neb.; Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.; Daniel McFarland, Keithville, La.; Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark.; Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D.; and Lindsay Upperman, Chambersburg, Pa.

            Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Graduate Scholarship - $10,000

                        Bailey Harsh, Radnor, Ohio

Texas Angus Association “Texas Challenge” Scholarship - $1,000

Robert Dolson, Hico, Texas; Stephanie Lastovica, Salado, Texas; Wade Wells, Hamilton, Texas; Julie Williams, Idalou, Texas; and Tylee Williams, Rio Vista, Texas

Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Will Harsh, Radnor, Ohio

Western States National Junior Angus Show Fund Scholarship - $500

Jud Hoffschneider, Arlington, Neb.

Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship - $1,000

Maggie Jasper, Versailles, Ky.

Gary Brost LEAD Award

            Madison Butler, Vincennes, Ind.; Ashley McEwen, Bushnell, Ill.; and David Rawlings, New Holand, Ill.

Stan Prox Memorial LEAD Award

            Keegan Cassady, Normal, Ill.

Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEAD Award

            Cassandra Garcia, Renton, Wash.


For more information on NJAS events, visit Backdrop and candid photos will be available for purchase online. Also, plan to tune in to a special NJAS episode of The Angus Report at 7:30 a.m. (central) Monday, July 21 on RFD-TV.

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


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