Angus Offers Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

Nov. 25, 2014






For more information contact:

Jena McRell, digital editor, at 816-383-5100 or

Angus Offers Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

Deadline to submit application is Feb. 6, 2015.


The American Angus Association® and its entities take great pride in investing in the beef industry’s future generations. With paid internships and scholarship programs, the Association provides a chance for students to gain real-world knowledge and experience in the cattle industry, as well as financial support to further the education of undergraduate and graduate students passionate about Angus cattle.

Deadlines and details for each internship and scholarship are listed below.


Angus Internships

The American Angus Association Events and Education Department provides an internship experience focused on planning for youth events hosted by the National Junior Angus Association. The selected intern will assist with preparations, communications and correspondence for junior shows and events. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major, and consider themselves a self-starter, detail-oriented and an outgoing individual who has the ability to work well with others. Travel to the 2015 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, and other shows and events is expected.

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and references to Jaclyn Upperman, events and education director, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO  64506, or email Applications are due Feb. 6, 2015.

The American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is accepting applications from college juniors or seniors studying journalism, agricultural communications or related fields. Applicants should have strong writing and design skills, in addition to having completed coursework in news and feature writing, editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media is an asset in this fast-paced internship. The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability.

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, references and writing samples to Jena McRell, digital editor, Angus Productions Inc., 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact McRell at 816-383-5100 or Applications are due Feb. 6, 2015.

The Angus Journal offers a college junior or senior the opportunity to be part of its editorial team for the summer. The writing-intensive internship offers the selected intern an opportunity to participate in producing various publications, including the Angus Journal, the Angus Journal Digital, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA, the Angus Journal Daily, editorial websites, and social media efforts. The internship will be flexible enough to tailor to the strengths and needs of the intern, but many duties can be expected. Experience in news and feature writing, editing and photography are strongly suggested. The internship spans from late-May to mid-August; specific starting and ending dates will be negotiated with the selected candidate.

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and writing samples to Shauna Hermel, Angus Journal editor, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Hermel at 816-383-5270 or Applications are due Feb. 6, 2015.


Angus Scholarships

Certified Angus Beef’s (CAB) Colvin Scholarship Fund will award six scholarships totaling $26,000. This year, $20,000 will be split among five undergraduate scholarships, in the amounts of $6,000, $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000. College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry, either through coursework or activities, are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 8 deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement and scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters.

A $6,000 graduate level scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time master’s or doctoral student conducting research related to high-quality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 12, 2015.

For more details, interested students should go online or contact Trudi Hoyle, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), at 1-800-225-2333 or

The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Angus youth meeting the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the Angus Foundation’s 2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2015 NJAS in Tulsa, Okla.

Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1. For more information, contact Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or

The Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship, also through the Angus Foundation, will provide $1,000 to three students who use Angus genetics in their seedstock or commercial operation. Applicants must be enrolled in a junior college, four-year college/university or other accredited institution for fall 2015. They can be an entering freshman or a continuing student in any undergraduate program. Applicant or the applicant’s parents/guardians must have transferred or been transferred a registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2012).

Full details of eligibility requirements can be found by visiting Information can be found in the resource section on the home page, and the application will be available Dec. 1.



Dec. 8, 2014 – CAB Colvin Undergraduate Scholarship

Jan. 12, 2015 – CAB Colvin Graduate Scholarship

Feb. 6, 2015 ­– American Angus Association Activities and Events, Junior Activities, Communication and Public Relations, and Angus Journal Internships

May 1, 2015 – Angus Foundation Scholarships


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on 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, visit






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