Aug. 6, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
New Angus Scholarship to Reach More Youth
The Angus Foundation announces an all-new Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship
The Angus Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the American Angus Association®, this year contributed more than $200,000 in scholarships to support the future of Angus youth. That investment will continue to grow in 2015 with the addition of a brand-new Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship.
The Angus Foundation Board of Directors approved funds to provide $1,000 scholarships to three youth who use Angus genetics in their seedstock or commercial operations. Awards will be given out in July 2015.
“There are a lot of beef industry youth in this business who use Angus cattle in their programs,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “We want to reward those youth for choosing Angus and help them in their goal of receiving a higher education.”
Applicants must be enrolled in a junior college, four-year college/university or other accredited institution for the fall of 2015. They can be an entering freshman or a continuing student in any undergraduate program. Applicant or applicant’s parents/guardians must have transferred or been transferred a registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2012).
“Giving back is an important part of our culture in the Angus breed,” says Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer. “This scholarship is an important step in giving back to the youth of dedicated farmers and ranchers who purchase registered Angus bulls.”
Full details of eligibility requirements can be found by visiting www.angusfoundation.org. Information can be found in the resources section on the home page. The Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship application will be available online Dec. 1.
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 www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. Explore how the Angus breed impacts every sector of the cattle business – from the feedlot to the meatcase – during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association, the event takes place Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the Angus University.
The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit www.ANGUS.org.