Juniors awarded Angus Foundation scholarships, awards

August 1, 2023




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Cutline: These junior members received the Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarship at the 2023 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 5-7 in Grand Island, Neb. Pictured from left are Lindsey Decker, Philo, Ill.; Kallie Knott, Laotto, Ind.; Kristina Scheurman, Warsaw, Ohio; Reagan Skow, Palisade, Neb.; and Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director, presenting. Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded more than $4.2 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to Angus youth. Photo by Pearl's Pics.



Juniors awarded Angus Foundation scholarships, awards

Over $235,000 in scholarships awarded at 2023 National Junior Angus Show


An ambitious group of young cattlemen and women from across the U.S. were awarded scholarships from the Angus Foundation at the 2023 National Junior Angus Show in Grand Island, Nebraska. "Being a part of an organization that supports its juniors’ educational goals is an incredible feeling,” said Reese Anderson, a recipient from Chrisman, Illinois. “The support from this scholarship will allow me to focus less on the financial aspects of college and more on my studies.”

A five-member committee consisting of industry experts, Foundation board members, Angus breeders and National Junior Angus Association board members evaluates the applications. The committee considers involvement, participation, leadership, service, career goals and other criteria set forth in the scholarships’ fund agreements.

“The [American] Angus Association has given me the opportunity to make friends from all over the country and a foundation to grow into the person I am today,” said Blake Long, a recipient from Big Cabin, Oklahoma. “To receive an Angus Foundation scholarship means that the Angus family believes in me and has faith that I can be a strong leader for the Angus breed.”

Since 1998, The Angus Foundation has awarded more than $4.2 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

“The donors who provide scholarship opportunities for Angus youth are committed to investing in our future industry leaders.” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “We’re proud to assist these outstanding students and grateful to our supporters who make it possible.”

For more news, information and to support the mission of the Angus Foundation, visit A list of scholarship winners follows.


Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships – $2,000


Reese Anderson – Chrisman, Ill.

Gordon Clark – Gretna, Va.

Trey Conley – Clarksdale, Mo.

Addison Cotton – York, Neb.

Seth Cox – Eagle Point, Ore.

Hailey Jentz – Belmont, Wis.

Kyli Kraft – Fort Collins, Colo.

Mackenzie Malson – Parma, Idaho

Ashlyn Mool – Lexington, Ill.

Jordan Oliver – Buncombe, Ill.

Alyson Schulze – Woodbine, Md.

Bryanna Smith – Russel Springs, Ky.

Tucker Stagemeyer – Page, Neb.

Kelsey Theis – Leavenworth, Kan.

Emma Vanhoy – Catawba, N.C.

James Voight – Fredericksburg, Pa.

Mary Wood – Willow Spring, N.C.

Baylee Wulfkuhle – Lawrence, Kan.


Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarship – $5,000


Lindsey Decker – Philo, Ill.

Kallie Knott – Laotto, Ind.

Kristina Scheurman – Warsaw, Ohio

Reagan Skow – Palisade, Neb.

Claire Stevenson – White Sulphur Springs, Mont.


Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarship – $5,000


Ryan Borer – Buchanan, Va.

Suter Clark – Gretna, Va.

Jack Dameron – Towanda, Ill.

Avery Dull – Westminster, Md.

Victoria Gerken – Cashion, Okla.

Amanda Hoffman – Schertz, Texas

Ella Jordan – Savannah, Mo.

Stuart Lastovica – Salado, Texas

Blake Long – Big Cabin, Okla.

Amelia Miller – Gridley, Ill.

Emma Grace Nowotny – New Braunfels, Texas

Clay Pelton – Paradise, Kan.

Alli Perry – Fayetteville, Tenn.

Eric Schafer – Owaneco, Ill.

Lizzie Schafer – Owaneco, Ill.

Alexis Vandeberghe – Cleveland, N.D.

Lauren Wolter – Aviston, Ill.


Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Graduate Scholarship – $10,000


Lindsey Decker – Philo, Ill.

Kallie Knott – Laotto, Ind.


2012 NJAS - In A League of Their Own Kentucky Scholarship – $500


Bryanna Smith – Russell Springs, Ky.


2012 NJAS - In A League of Their Own Tennessee Scholarship – $500


Alexandra Duckworth – Afton, Tenn.


Adam & Julie Conover Angus Scholarship – $500


Blake Pillars – Martin, Mich.


CAB/NJAA Scholarship – $1,500


Colter Pohlman – Hereford, Texas


C.L. Cook Angus Scholarship – $2,000


Hannah Williams – Milan, Ga.


Cory Watt Memorial Scholarship – $2,000


Colter Pohlman – Hereford, Texas


DeEtta Wood Memorial Scholarship – $1,500


Lynae Bowman – Germanton, N.C.


Doug Kuykendall Scholarship – $1,000


Stuart Lastovica – Salado, Texas


Gordon & Robin Keys & Family Maryland Angus Scholarship – $1,250


Avery Dull – Westminster, Md.


Gordon & Robin Keys & Family Virginia Angus Scholarship – $1,250


Mandy Bramhall – Lovettsville, Va.


Howard & JoAnne Hillman/ Bon View Farms - State Scholarship – $1,000


Lexi Knapp – Bloomfield, Iowa


Howard & JoAnne Hillman/ Bon View Farms - National Scholarship – $1,000


Adam Miller – Gridley, Ill.


Iowa Junior Angus Association – State Scholarship – $750


Eliza Patchin – Mitchellville, Iowa


Iowa Junior Angus Association – National Scholarship – $750


Ava Leibfried – Hazel Green, Wis.


James E. Horton, Jr. Angus Scholarship – $2,250


Nelson Allen – Lexington, Ala.

Makayla Walker – Toney, Ala.


James & Mary Lou Henderson/Bradley 3 Ranch Angus Scholarship – $1,250


Jeremiah Steph – Tatum, Texas


Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojorquez Memorial & Robert and Hollyce Neumeyer Angus Scholarship – $1,000


Kady Vejraska – Omak, Wash.


Joe Bill Meng Memorial Angus Scholarship – $750


Bryanna Smith – Russel Springs, Ky.


John R. Mrotek Family Technical Education Scholarship – $1,750


Ty Gaffney – Barneveld, Wis.


John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship – $1,250


Gordon Clark – Gretna, Va.


Joseph & Ruby Schaff/Schaff Angus Ranch Scholarship – $500


Kelsey Vandeberghe – Cleveland, N.D.


Kansas Angus Association Scholarship – $1,250


Ava Perrier – Eureka, Kan.


Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship – $500


Sam Greiman – Perry, Iowa


Mike McCravy/MM Cattle Co. Scholarship – $2,000


Craig Becker – Atlantic, Iowa


NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship – $2,000


Alexis Koelling – Bowling Green, Mo.


Oliver A. Hansen/Laudemere Farm Angus Scholarship – $500


Allie Bieber – Waukon, Iowa


Pat Goggins Memorial Angus Scholarship – $1,000


Kelsey Vandeberghe – Cleveland, N.D.


Pennsylvania Angus Association Scholarship – $750


Kierson Reasner – Neelyton, Pa.


Ray Sims Angus Scholarship – $1,500


Jordyn Wickard – Greenfield, Ind.


Richard L. Spader Scholarships – $5,000


Allison Davis – Shelbyville, Tenn.

Paige Lemenager – Hudson, Ill.


Richard and Wanda Wilson Scholarship – $1,000


Baylee Wulfkuhle – Lawrence, Kan.


Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship – $500


David Bell – Nottingham, Pa.


Texas Angus Association Scholarships – $1,000


Emma Grace Nowotny – New Braunfels, Texas

Colter Pohlman – Hereford, Texas

Jeremiah Steph – Tatum, Texas


Western States National Junior Angus Show Scholarship – $750


Kacie Vejraska – Omak, Wash.


Woodlawn Farms Scholarship – $1,250


Kyra Meyer – Blue Hill, Neb.


Joel Harrison Memorial Angus Scholarship (Champion Bred & Owned Cow/Calf Pair)


Allison Davis – Shelbyville, Tenn.


Robert and Marillyn Schlutz Angus Scholarship (Champion Bred & Owned Female)


Amelia Miller – Gridley, Ill.


Gary Brost Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award 


Anne Dameron – Towanda, Ill.

Cheyenne Handsaker – Pearl City, Ill.

Morgan Hutchins – Charleston, Ill.

Tanner Mickey – Taylorville, Ill.


Gary M. Stoller Jump Start your LEADership Award


Jackson Wood – Montague, Calif.


Stan Prox Memorial Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award


Charles Parr – Mason City, Ill.


Thomas A. and Catherine Chambers Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award


Anna Geddes – Connell, Wash.

Kaine Geddes – Connell, Wash.


Tom Burke Young Angus Achievement Awards


Claire Kuipers – LeRoy, Ill.

Lane Toledo – Visalia, Calif.


View results of the 2023 NJAS, including shows, contests, and other awards at Additional coverage is also available on the NJAA social media channels and in the September issue of the Angus Journal.


        Written by Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications


About the Angus Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth, and research. The organization has distributed more than $3.9 million in youth scholarships since 1998 and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research in the past decade.


For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.


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