Angus Juniors Receive Scholarships

July 30, 2010




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Angus Juniors Receive Scholarships

         More than $200,000 in college scholarships was awarded to 77 Angus juniors during the closing ceremonies of the 2010 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 16 in Denver, Colo.

            The funds managed and administered by the nonprofit Angus Foundation are meant to assist deserving Angus juniors in paying for the cost of higher education. Angus breeders, allied industry and friends trust the Angus Foundation with their generous gifts of endowed and non-endowed monies.

            ÒCredit for the Angus FoundationÕs ability to make this record-setting level of undergraduate and graduate student scholarships available to our Angus youth can only be given to our generous supporters across the country,Ó says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. ÒItÕs simply because of their generosity to Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus that we are able to make this possible.Ó

            Since 1980 the Angus Foundation has provided opportunities for Angus youth to further their education. The organization has administered more than $1.1 million dollars in graduate and undergraduate scholarships to youth since 1998.

            ÒSuccess begets success, and with every gift to our every-increasing wide array of scholarship funds, we will only continue to achieve even higher levels of scholarship support through this exciting facet of our organizationÕs comprehensive mission of supporting education, youth and research activities for the advancement of the Angus breed and beef cattle industry,Ó Jenkins says.

            A complete list of scholarship winners follows:

            The John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship for $500 was presented to Shane Clary, Brodnax, Va.

The $1,000 Vance Uden Memorial Angus Scholarship was awarded to Jara Settles, Hoskins, Neb.

Recipients of $5,000 Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarships were: Paige Tribble, Pocahontas, Ark.; Garrett Knebel, Winamac, Ind.; Tanner Rayl, Hutchinson, Kan.; Jara Settles, Hoskins, Neb.; Lindsey Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; JanLee Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; Hannah Wright, Spring City, Tenn.; Katy Satree, Montague, Texas.; Kaley Bockhop, Belmont, Wis.; and Kelli Retallick, Glen Haven Wis.

Angus juniors from across the country received $1,000 Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships. Recipients include Claire Taylor, Fort Smith, Ark.; Audrey Taylor and Christine Taylor, Lavaca, Ark.; Clay Williams, Bishop, Ga.; Samantha Schermer, Latimer, Iowa; Cole Pearson, Scott City, Kan.; Nikki Bugg, Burgin, Ky.; Taylor Flach, Harrodsburg, Ky.; Megan Cole, Lancaster, Ky.; Lauren Adcock, Moweaqua, Ill.; Kyle Greiman, Garner, Iowa; Jessica Clark, Rocky Ridge, Md.; Chelsea Ruggles, Kingston, Mich.; Justin Kennedy, Nashville, Mich.; Mark Mitteness, Benson, Minn.; Alissa Stai, New London, Minn.; Jon-Paul Whitlock, Iuka, Miss.; Nate Eagleburger, Buffalo, Mo.; Emily Kading, Billings, Mont.; Adam Sawyer, Bassett, Neb.; Cassandra Hanson, Enderlin, N.D.; Colton Kreager, Newark, Ohio; Hannah Grim, East Berlin, Pa.; Cally Thomas, Harrold, S.D.; Taylor Geppert, Kimball, S.D.; Meredith Mayfield, Pulaski, Tenn.; Tarlton Holloway, Stamford, Texas; Carrie Shirley, Yantis, Texas; and Bailey Quam, Lodi, Wis.

Winners of $3,000 Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships are Hannah Barton, Dutton, Ala.; Hannah McCabe, Elk City, Kan.; Jacinda Dickinson, Glasco, Kan.; Parker Rayl, Hutchinson, Kan.; Courtenay DeHoff, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Caleb Sadler, Carlisle, Ky.; Jordan Paulsrud, Danbury, Iowa; Patricia Vaassen, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Erika Boehmer, Charlotte, Mich.; Kari Stai, New London, Minn.; Allison Dubs, Billings, Mont.; Ellen Hoffschneider, Arlington, Neb.; Milo Lewis, Walstonburg, N.C.; Bailey Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; Kelsey Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.; Jaclyn Upperman, Chambersburg, Pa.; Katrina Frey, Quarryville, Pa.; Hannah Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; and Zachary Wells, Hamilton, Texas; and Kelsi Retallick, Glen Haven, Wis.

Paige Wallace, Stotts City, Mo.; and Sally Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C. were awarded $5,000 Richard L. Spader Scholarships.

Clinton Laflin, Olsburg, Kan. was the recipient of the full-ride, Rising Angus Star Youth Scholarship.

Emily Kading, Billings, Mont., was awarded the $500 Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojoruez Memorial Angus Scholarship.

The $500 James E. Horton Jr. Angus Scholarship was presented to Hannah Barton, Dutton, Ala.

Jordan Paulsrud, Danbury, Iowa, received the $500 Iowa Junior Angus Association State Scholarship, while Kathleen Gazda, Athens, Ga., received the $500 Iowa Junior Angus Association National Scholarship.

The $500 Kansas Junior Angus Associations scholarship was awarded to Meghan Blythe, White City, Kan.

Travis Winters, Joliet, Mont., was the recipient of the $500 Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship.

The $500 Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jimmy Full, Mount Airy, Md.

Cassandra Hanson, Enderlin, N.D., received the Joseph and Ruby Schaff/Schaff Angus Ranch Scholarship for $500.

The Texas Angus Association awarded $1,000 scholarships to Zachary Wells, Hamilton, Texas; Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; Gretchen Ettredge, Pilot Point, Texas; Tarlton Holloway, Stamford, Texas; and Megan Ahearn, Willis Point, Texas.

Britney Creamer, Montrose, Colo., was presented the $750 Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship.

The $1,000 CAB/NJAA Scholarship was presented to Meghan Blythe, White City, Kan.

Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarships for $5,000 were awarded to: Kindra Wood, Holly Pond, Ala.; Haley Rieff, Bentonville, Ark.; Bridget Driscoll, Williamsburg, Iowa; Jessica Sawyer, Bassett, Neb.; and Emily Tennant, Greensboro, N.C.

The $10,000 Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Zebadiah Gray, Toledo, Iowa.

For more information or to find out ways to contribute to the Angus Foundation, contact the American Angus Association  at (816) 383-5100 or visit




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