Investing in the Next Generation

July 24, 2012




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Investing in the Next Generation

Angus Foundation scholarships awarded during the 2012 National Junior Angus Show.


            For Angus juniors, a scholarship is much more than a signed check. Scholarships mean that someone believes in their future and is willing to contribute to their goals. Thanks to generous donors, the Angus Foundation awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships on July 20 during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Louisville, Ky.

            True to its mission to support Angus youth, education and research, the Angus Foundation is proud to provide scholarships to graduate and undergraduate NJAA members. At the heart of the scholarship program is a desire to support the youth who will become future supporters and advocates for the breed.

“Angus breeders see youth as the future of the industry,” says Katie Allen, Angus Foundation director of public relations and marketing. “They will be the ones to carry the breed forward, whether they are pursuing a degree in agriculture or not. These scholarships enable Angus youth to go on and do great things.”

A five-member committee evaluates the scholarship applications and considers NJAA involvement, state association participation, leadership and other criteria. Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in graduate and undergraduate scholarships to Angus youth. 

            A complete list of scholarship winners follows:


Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $1,000

Lauren Barker, Monticello, Iowa; Hannah Bartholomew, Archie, Mo.; Cortney Bromenshenk, Billings, Mont.; MacKenzie Flory, Baldwin City, Kan.; Tara Gray, Toledo, Iowa; Cole Greiman, Garner, Iowa; Lauren Herman, Kingman, Kan.; Maci Lienemann, Princeton, Neb.; Kate Livingston, Dover, Pa.; Jordon Mullett, Coshocton, Ohio; Caleb Sadler, Carlisle, Ky.; Joshua Scott, Loranger, La.; Taryn Shaw, Jennings, La.; Alissa Stai, New London, Minn.; Jacob Steph, Tatum, Texas; Madeline Taylor, Lavaca, Ark.; Cody Theis, Leavenworth, Kan.; Forrest Thompson, Mount Vernon, Mo.; Katherine Throne, Lexington, Ga.; and Katelyn Wilson, Orleans, Ind.

Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $3,000

            Jacy Alsup, Gravette, Ark.; Trenton Blythe, White City, Kan.; Blake Boyd, Mayslick, Ky.; Jennifer Ewing, Rushville, Ill.; Andrea Foore, Seven Valleys, Pa.; Taylor Gazda, Athens, Ga.; Gabrielle Glenister, Pulaski, N.Y.; Jud Hoffschneider, Arlington, Neb.; Shane Kerner, Weiser, Idaho; Shyla Kreager, Newark, Ohio; Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.; Daniel McFarland, Keithville, La.; Colby Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky.; Austin Thummel, Sheridan, Mo.; Lindsay Upperman, Chambersburg, Pa.; Jena Wagner, Billings, Mont.; Cameron Ward, Plattsburg, Mo.; Brazos Williams, Clarendon, Texas; Tylee Williams, Clarendon, Texas; and Corbin Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.

Graduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $5,000

            Britney Creamer, Montrose, Colo.; Gretchen Frost, Tallula, Ill.; Andrew Rogen, Brandon, S.D.; Jara Settles, Hoskins, Neb.; and Julie Thelen, Saline, Mich.

Iowa Junior Angus Association Scholarships

Iowa Junior Angus Association State Scholarship, Lauren Barker, Monticello, Iowa. Iowa Junior Angus Association National Scholarship, Sally Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.

Kansas Angus Association Scholarship

Meghan Blythe, White City, Kan.

Texas Angus Association Scholarships

            Robert Dolson, Hico, Texas; Stephanie Lastovica, Saldo, Texas; Jacob Steph, Tatum, Texas; Brazos Williams, Claredon, Texas; and Tylee Williams, Claredon, Texas.

Arkansas Angus Auxiliary Scholarship

            Jacy Alsup, Gravette, Ark.

Oliver A. Hansen/Laudmere Farm Angus Scholarship

            Kyle Greiman, Garner, Iowa

Montana Angus Youth Scholarship

            Cortney Bromenshenk, Billings, Mont.

Ray Sims Angus Scholarship

            Paige Wallace, Stotts City, Mo.

Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojoruez Memorial Scholarship

            Jena Wagner, Billings, Mont.

Certified Angus Beef LLC/National Junior Angus Association Scholarship

            Jessica Radcliffe, Weston, Wis.

James E. Horton, Junior Angus Scholarship

            Kassandra Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.

Mack C. Olson Memorial Scholarship

            Leo Kruse, Rudd, Iowa

Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship

            MacKenzie White, Shapleigh, Maine

Rising Angus Star Youth Scholarship

            Clinton Laflin, Olsburg, Kan.

John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship

            Lindsay Upperman, Chambersburg, Pa.

Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship

            Drake Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.

Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship

            Meghan Blythe, White City, Kan.

Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarships

            Kaley Bockhop, Belmont, Wis.; Lindsey Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; Kelli Retallick, Glen Haven, Wis.; JanLee Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; Paige Tribble, Pocahontas, Ark.; Hannah Wright, Spring City, Tenn.; Bailey Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; and Hannah McCabe, Elk City, Kan.

Angus/Talon Graduate Student Scholarship

            Zebadiah Gray, Toledo, Iowa.

NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship

            Jessica Clarke, Rocky Ridge, Md.

Angus Foundation Richard L. Spader Scholarships

            Kathryn Coon, Bethel, Mo.; and Brooke Harward, Richfield, N.C.


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