Angus Foundation Scholarships Invest in Industry’s Future

July 28, 2017




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Angus Foundation Scholarships Invest in Industry’s Future

Angus youth received more than $213,000 in scholarships.  


Supporting the educational pursuits of young people in the Angus industry is one of the key endeavors of the Angus Foundation. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Des Moines, Iowa, 116 scholarships were given to undergraduate and graduate students totaling more than $213,000 invested in future agriculture industry leaders.

“The Angus Foundation prides itself on making an incredible investment in the future of our industry — our youth — through education,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Of course, very generous donors from across the Angus industry are really what makes this investment possible.”

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 $2.7 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

The 2017 scholarships recipients were recognized on July 13 and 14 during the NJAS. A complete list of scholarship winners follows.


Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship - $3,000

Reba Colin, Butler, Mo.; Caroline Cowles, Rockfield, Ky.; Ashley Cox, Eagle Point, Ore.; Lydia Dance, Hillsboro, Ohio; Grady Dickerson, Paradise, Kan.; Taylor Duckett, New Liberty, Iowa; Morgan Fruge, Jennings, La.; Paige Gaffney, Barneveld, Wis.; LeAnn Harward, Richfield, N.C.; Allison Hawthorne, Westby, Wis.; John Henderson, East Troy, Wis.; Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan.; Catie Hope, Berryville, Va.; Kallie Knott, Laotto, Ind.; Dalton Lemenager, Clifton, Ill.; Jacob McCall, Greenville, Va.; Cooper Sadowsky, Eagleville, Mo.; Gabrielle Simpson, Tupelo, Miss.; C.J. Stevenson, Hobson, Mont.; and Carter Ward, Plattsburg, Mo.

Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship - $1,000

Kylea Arnold, Weston, W.Va.; Cassidy Becker, Diagonal, Iowa; Paige Birk, Gordonville, Mo.; Kelby Burks, Park City, Ky.; Grant Cash, York, Pa.; Molly Cooksey, Roggen, Colo.; Brianna Erdmann, Leola, S.D.; Kaydee Free, Salado, Texas; Kyle Frye, Three Forks, Mont.; Sarah Harris, Buchanan, Va.; Claire Hawthorne, Westby, Wis.; Victoria Hernandez, Wellington, Fla.; Sarah Innis, Milroy, Ind.; Baxter Knapp, Bloomfield, Iowa; Sara Lechlider, Gaithersburg, Md.; Benjamin Marsh, Union, Ill.; Faith Massingill, Hamilton, Texas; Sarah Pelton, Paradise, Kan.; Linsey Rogers, Conway, Mo.; Morgan Scilacci, Baker City, Ore.; Cara Smith, Pleasant Garden, N.C.; Tyler Steele, Anita, Iowa; Hannah Steph, Tatum, Texas; Leisa Stevenson, Joliet, Mont.; Drew Williams, Milan, Ga.; Daniel Williams, Milan, Ga.; Claire Wingert, Ottawa, Kan.; Derek Wolf, Windthorst, Texas; Morgan Woodbury, Quenemo, Kan.; and Karsyn Zenor, Attica, Ind.

Graduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship - $5,000

Michael Cropp, Damascus, Md.; Bailey Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; Maci Mueller, Davis, Calif.; Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D.; and Courtney Younge, Ventura, Iowa.

2012 NJAS – In A League of their Own - $500

Corbin Cowles, Rockfield, Ky.; Lydia Dance, Hillsboro, Ohio; and Mary Oliver, Union City, Tenn.

Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojorquez Memorial and Robert and Hollyce Neumeyer Angus Scholarship - $500

Morgan Scilacci, Baker City, Ore.

C.L. Cook Angus Scholarship Endowment Fund - $500

Drew Williams, Milan, Ga.

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

Madison Butler, Vincennes, Ind.

Oliver A. Hansen/Laudmere Farm - $500

Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa

James and Mary Lou Henderson/Bradley 3 Ranch Angus Scholarship - $500

Ryan Callahan, Edmond, Okla.

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

Brianna Erdmann, Leola, S.D.

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

Savannah Schafer, Nehawka, Neb.

Iowa Junior Angus Association Scholarship - $500

Taylor Duckett, New Liberty, Iowa – state recipient

Carly Watt, Iva, S.C. – national recipient

Kansas Angus Association Scholarship - $1,000   

Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan.

Gordon and Robin Keys and Family Angus Scholarship Endowment Funds - $1,000

Sara Lechlider, Gaithersburg, Md. – Maryland recipient

Jacob McCall, Greenville, Va.  – Virginia recipient

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

Haley Throne, Lexington, Ga.

Montana Angus Youth Scholarship - $1,500

Jordyn Wagner, Billings, Mont.

NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship - $1,500

Michaela Clowser, Milford, Neb.

Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship - $500

C.J. Stevenson, Hobson, Mont.

Pennsylvania Angus Youth Undergraduate Scholarship - $500

Alexis Cash, York, Pa.

Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund - $500

Jayne Bannister, Kent, N.Y.

John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship - $1,000

Catie Hope, Berryville, Va.

Ray Sims Angus Scholarship - $1,000

Katelyn Corsentino, Denham Springs, La.

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

Dawson Dal Porto, Oakley, Calif.; and Claudia Hissong, Greencastle, Pa.

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

Cody Boden, Clear Brook, Va.; Madison Butler, Vincennes, Ind.; Ryan Callahan, Edmond, Okla.; Keegan Cassady, Normal, Ill.; Corbin Cowles, Rockfield, Ky.; Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill.; Cheyenne Jones, Campbellsville, Ky.; Macy Perry, Prather, Calif.; Karisa Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.; and Jera Pipkin, Republic, Mo.

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

Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.

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

Kaydee Free, Salado, Texas; Faith Massingill, Hamilton, Texas; and Hannah Steph, Tatum, Texas

Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

 Jera Pipkin, Republic, Mo.

Cory Watt Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund - $1,500

Alexis Cash, York, Pa.

Western States National Junior Angus Show Fund Scholarship - $500

Michaela Clowser, Milford, Neb.

DeEtta Wood Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

LeAnn Harward, Richfield, N.C.

Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship - $1,250

Jordan Barker, Monticello, Iowa

Gary Brost LEAD Award

Keegan Cassady, Normal, Ill.; Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill.; Kallie Knott, Laotto, Ind.; and Dalton Lemenager, Clifton, Ill.

Stan Prox Memorial LEAD Award

Jack Dameron, Towanda, Ill.

Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEAD Award

Rachel Smith, Osceola, Neb.

Joseph & Susanne Bush/J&S Ranch Scholarship

Gabrielle Simpson, Tupelo, Miss.

Patrick “Pat” Goggins Memorial Angus Scholarship - $1,000

Jordyn Wagner, Billings, Mont.

Joe Bill Meng Memorial Angus Scholarship - $1,000

Caroline Cowles, Rockfield, Ky.


About Angus Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.

For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit


Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media


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