Angus Foundation Invests in Future Leaders

July 22, 2016




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Angus Foundation Invests in Future Leaders

Junior Angus members receive nearly $212,000 in scholarships during the 2016 NJAS.


One of the three tenets for the Angus Foundation is education. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Neb., 51 scholarships were given to undergraduate and graduate students totaling nearly $212,000 invested in future agriculture industry leaders.

“Supporting youth and education is what the Angus Foundation is all about,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “None of this would be possible without incredibly generous donors from the Angus industry.”

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 $2.5 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

The 2016 scholarship recipients were recognized on July 7 and 8 during the NJAS. A complete list of scholarship winners follows.


Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship — $3,000

Joseph Adams, Union Springs, Ala.; Jordan Barker, Monticello, Iowa; Cody Boden, Clear Brook, Va.; Beau Bromenshenk, Billings, Mont.; Taylor Clarke, Rocky Ridge, Md.; Katelyn Corsentino, Denham Springs, La.; Dawson Dal Porto, Brentwood, Calif.; Robert Dolson, Hico, Texas; Kaitlin Fouts, London, Ky.; LeAnn Harward, Richfield, N.C.; Braden Henricks, Anadarko, Okla.; Claudia Hissong, Greencastle, Pa.; Sarah Innis, Milroy, Ind.; Lawson Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; Savannah Schafer, Nehawka, Neb.; C.J. Stevenson, Hobson, Mont.; Madison Styles, Brentford, S.D.; Haley Throne, Lexington, Ga.; Sydney Thummel, Sheridan, Mo.; and Claire Wingert, Ottawa, Kan.

Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship — $1,000

Kylea Arnold, Horner, W.Va.; Jayne Bannister, Kent, N.Y.; Jaden Carlson, Pipestone, Minn.; Hayley DeHaan, McMinnville, Ore.; Stetson Ellingson, Saint Anthony, N.D.; Morgan Fruge, Jennings, La.; Megan Green, Leavenworth, Kan.; Abbey Gretsch, Lexington, Ga.; Tanner Hash, Archer City, Texas; Victoria Hernandez, Wellington, Fla.; Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa; Kale Kiesewetter, Letts, Iowa; Andrew Livingston, Nokomis, Ill.; Ben Marsh, Union, Ill.; Faith Massingill, Hamilton, Texas; Isaac McFarland, Keithville, La.; Caroline Miller, Lindsey, Ohio; Matthew Mitchell, Reinholds, Pa.; Christina Mogck, Olivet, S.D.; Ruby Monn, Shippensburg, Pa.; Audra Montgomery, Carrington, N.D.; Robert Nixon III, Rapidan, Va.; Mary Oliver, Union City, Tenn.; John Reasor, Wildwood, Ga.; Krisha Retherford, Indianapolis, Ind.; Hannah Steph, Tatum, Texas; Emily Stovall, Corsicana, Texas; Carly Watt, Iva, S.C.; Drew Williams, Milan, Ga.; and Derek Wolf, Windthorst, Texas.

Graduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship — $5,000
Allison Dubs, Billings, Mont.; Maggie Jasper, Versailles, Ky.; Lindsay Upperman, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Stephanie Lastovica, Salado, Texas.

2012 NJAS – In A League of their Own — $500
Kaitlin Fouts, London, Ky.; Caroline Miller, Lindsey, Ohio; and Mary Oliver, Union City, Tenn.

Arkansas Angus Auxiliary — $500

Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark.

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

            Cassandra Garcia, Renton, Wash.

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

            Haley Throne, Lexington, Ga.

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

            Macy Perry, Prather, Calif.

Oliver A. Hansen/Laudemere Farm — $500

            Reed McCormick, Pleasantville, Iowa

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

            Karisa Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.

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

            Madison Styles, Brentford, S.D.

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

            Reid McGuire, Waverly, Ala.

Iowa Junior Angus Association Scholarship — $500
Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa – state recipient

Elizabeth Nixon, Rapidan, Va. – national recipient

Kansas Angus Association Scholarship — $1,000

            Jackson Wingert, Ottawa, Kan.

Gordon and Robin Keys and Family Angus Scholarship Endowment Funds — $1,000
Emily Velisek, Gaithersburg, Md. – Maryland recipient

Robert Nixon III, Rapidan, Va.  – Virginia recipient

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

            Morgan Alexander, Berryville, Va.  

Montana Angus Youth Scholarship — $1,500

            Beau Bromenshenk, Billings, Mont.  

NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship — $1,500

            Ruth Ann Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky.

Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship — $500

            Nicholas Prevo, Pulaski, Iowa

Pennsylvania Angus Youth Undergraduate Scholarship — $500

Eric Shoop, Dalmatia, Pa.

Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund — $500

Sarah Page, Burlington, W.Va.

John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship — $1,000

Elizabeth Nixon, Rapidan, Va.

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

Stetson Ellingson, Saint Anthony, N.D.

Ray Sims Angus Scholarship — $1,000

Jayne Bannister, Kent, N.Y.

Angus Foundation Richard L. Spader Scholarships $5,000

            Katie Friederichs, Walcott, Iowa; and Jordan Wagner, Billings, Mont.

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

            Madison Butler, Vincennes, Ind.; Keegan Cassady, Bloomington, Ill.; Corbin Cowles, Rockfield, Ky.; Michael Cropp, Damascus, Md.; Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill.; Macy Perry, Prather, Calif.; Cheyenne Jones, Franklinton, La.; Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark.; Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D.; and Cooper Sadowsky, Eagleville, Mo.

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

            Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.

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

Tanner Hash, Archer City, Texas; Hannah Steph, Tatum, Texas; and Emily Stovall, Corsicana, Texas.

Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship — $1,000

            Will Harsh, Radnor, Ohio

Cory Watt Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund — $1,500

            Michaela Clowser, Milford, Neb.

Western States National Junior Angus Show Fund Scholarship — $500

            JD Rosman, Creston, Wash.

DeEtta Wood Memorial Scholarship — $1,000

            LeAnn Harward, Richfield, N.C.

Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship — $1,250

            Alexis Cash, York, Pa.

Gary Brost LEAD Award
Sarah Innis, Milroy, Ind.; Andrew Livingston, Nokomis, Ill.; Ben Marsh, Union, Ill.; and Krisha Retherford, Indianapolis, Ind.

Stan Prox Memorial LEAD Award

            Eric Schafer, Owaneco, Ill.

Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEAD Award

            Kyra Meyer, Blue Hill, Neb.


About the 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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