Angus Foundation scholarship applications open now


February 1, 2024




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Holly Martin, director of communications



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Cutline: Hannah Williams accepts the C.L Cook Angus Foundation scholarship from Taylor Gazda at the National Junior Angus Show in Grand Island, NE. The Foundation awarded more than $358,000 in scholarships in 2023.



Angus Foundation scholarship applications open now

Youth can apply for Angus Foundation scholarships until May 1.

Scholarship applications are now available for college students involved with the Angus breed. The Angus Foundation awarded more than $358,000 in scholarships in 2023 alone. The Foundation offers scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and trade school students each year to help Angus youth achieve their educational goals and offset the rising costs of tuition. Applications are due May 1.

“The Angus Foundation’s scholarship program is one of the most prominent and consistent ways our donors support Angus youth,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “Our scholarships pave the way for a bright future for our industry by ensuring young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

The Angus Foundation undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications are available to National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members through their American Angus Association® login, similar to the National Junior Recognition Program Bronze and Silver award applications. The Foundation’s Certified Angus Beef®/National Junior Angus Association and commercial cattlemen scholarships will still be accessed at and submitted through email.

“Angus Foundation scholarships have provided incredible support as I have furthered my education,” said Marcie Harward, National Junior Angus Board Foundation director and past scholarship recipient. “I'm grateful for my involvement in the Angus breed and its investment in the success of juniors like me.”

Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded more than $4.5 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships. For more information about the Angus Foundation and its scholarship program, visit


Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Applicants for undergraduate and graduate scholarships must have, at one time, been a member of the NJAA and currently be an active junior, regular or life member of the American Angus Association®. The following documents are required to be considered for a 2024 undergraduate or graduate scholarship: the 2024 scholarship application; three letters of recommendation; a copy of current high school/college/university transcript; and the applicant’s Association member code.

Access to Application: AAA login (, “Programs” tab

Submission: Through AAA login

Deadline: May 1, 2024


Certified Angus Beef®/National Junior Angus Association Scholarship

Since 1990, the NJAA has teamed up with Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) to help Angus youth pursue their higher education goals. The selected applicant will receive a $1,500 scholarship. A separate application from the Angus Foundation scholarship application is required for the CAB/NJAA scholarship.

Access to Application: Download application at

Submission: Email to

Deadline: May 1, 2024


Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship

The Angus Foundation will award four $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who use Angus genetics in a commercial cattle operation’s breeding program or whose parents use Angus genetics. Emphasis will be placed on applicants’ knowledge of the cattle industry and perspective of the Angus breed. The applicant or their parent/guardian must have transferred or been transferred an Angus registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2021) and must be considered commercial and not seedstock in their operation. The scholarship applies to any field of study.

Access to Application: Download application at

Submission: Email to

Deadline: May 1, 2024



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 $4.2 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.


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 22,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 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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