Aug. 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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 Foundation Scholarship Awards $3,000
Three aspiring Angus youth recognized with the all-new Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship.
The Angus Foundation announced last year their continued investment in Angus youth education by adding the Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship to the organization’s ever-growing scholarship portfolio. 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.
The first-ever Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship recipients are: Shelby Schiefelbein, Kimball, Minn., a Texas A&M University sophomore; Callie Kukuchka, Belle Fourche, S.D., a South Dakota State University freshman; and Nico Menjivar, Lompoc, Calif., a Conners State College sophomore.
“The Angus Foundation is thrilled to award these three outstanding youth with scholarships for the coming school year,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “They are the future leaders of the breed and our beef cattle industry, and we hope these scholarships will help them reach their goals of acquiring a higher education.”
Five judges comprised of two Angus Foundation directors, two Angus industry representatives and one beef cattle industry leader, evaluated the applications and selected the recipients based on academic achievements, agricultural involvement, and answer four essay questions on the beef cattle industry and the Angus breed.
Full details of eligibility requirements can be found online at www.angusfoundation.org, and applications for 2016 will be available on the website 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. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.