Juniors awarded Angus Foundation scholarships and awards


July 28, 2022




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Cutline: The Angus Foundation awarded 82 scholarships at the 2022 National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City, Missouri. Board Chair Richard Dyar presents Lexi Knapp with Angus Foundation scholarship at the National Junior Angus Show.



Juniors awarded Angus Foundation scholarships and awards

Over $200,000 in scholarships awarded at 2022 National Junior Angus Show


An ambitious group of young cattlemen and women were awarded Angus Foundation scholarships at the 2022 National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City, Missouri. Students from across the country were recognized for their work in the classroom and commitment to the breed.

“It’s very fulfilling to read through the applications knowing these students are future industry leaders,” said Jaclyn Upperman, executive director of the Angus Foundation. “It is clear these juniors hold the passion, tenacity and enthusiasm to carry the breed for years to come.”

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

“Year after year, Angus donors continue to invest in the next generation of Angus breeders,” Upperman said. “It is because of their support the Foundation can offer these opportunities to junior members.”

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

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


Richard L. Spader Scholarships – $5,000


Jonwyn Ayres – Medford, OR

Alexis Koelling – Bowling Green, MO

Colter Pohlman – Hereford, TX


Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships – $2,000


J. Gordon Clark – Gretna, VA

Trey Conley – Clarksdale, MO

Seth Cox – Eagle Point, OR

Kinsey Crowe – Eaton, OH

Kady Figge – Onaga, KS

Victoria Gerken – Cashion, OK

Lexi Knapp – Bloomfield, IA

Morgan Knapp – Bloomfield, IA

Kyli Kraft – Fort Collins, CO

Paige Lemenager – Hudson, IL

Amelia Miller – Gridley, IL

Alli Perry – Fayetteville, TN

Rachel Smith – Osceola, NE
Jeremiah Steph – Tatum, TX

Kelsey Theis – Leavenworth, KS

Alexis Vandeberghe – Cleveland, ND

Jordyn Wickard – Greenfield, IN


Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarship – $5,000


Haley Greiman – Perry, IA


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


Ryan Borer – Buchanan, VA

Suter Clark – Gretna, VA

Alexandria Cozzitorto – College Station, TX

Allison Davis – Shelbyville, TN

Avery Dull – Westminister, MD

Eva Hinrichsen – Westmoreland, KS

Ella Jordan – Savannah, MO

Stuart Lastovica – Salado, TX

Blake Long – Big Cabin, OK

Emma Grace Nowotny – New Braunfels, TX

Clay Pelton – Paradise, KS

Rylie Philipello – Bryan, TX

Cutter Pohlman – Hereford, TX

Nicholas Pohlman – Prairie Grove, AR

Eric Schafer – Owaneco, IL

Lizzie Schafer – Owaneco, IL


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


Kallie Knott – Laotto, IN

Maci Mueller – Davis, CA


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


Skyler Ward – New Paris, OH


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


Ben Mayfield – Pulaski, TN


Arkansas Angus Auxiliary Scholarship – $500


Nicholas Pohlman – Prairie Grove, AR


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


Sydney Dodge – Pendleton, OR


CAB/NJAA Scholarship – $1,500


Ellie Kidwell – Walhonding, OH


Adam & Julie Conover Angus Scholarship – $500


Kassidy Bremer – Redfield, IA


C.L. Cook Angus Scholarship – $2,000


Hannah Williams – Milan, GA


Pat Goggins Memorial Angus Scholarship – $1,000


Claire Stevenson – White Sulphur Springs, MT


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


Allie Bieber – Waukon, IA


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


Mardee Sadowsky – Eagleville, MO


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


Craig Becker – Atlantic, IA


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


Lynae Bowman – Germanton, NC


James E. Horton, Jr. Angus Scholarship – $4,250


Heather Gladney – Buhl, AL


Iowa Junior Angus Association – State Scholarship – $750


Sophia Patchin – Mitchellville, IA


Iowa Junior Angus Association – National Scholarship – $750


Isaac Rhode – Stewartsville, MO


Kansas Angus Association Scholarship – $1,250


Ava Perrier – Eureka, KS


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


Alyson Schulze – Woodbine, MD


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


Hannah Davis – Winchester, VA


Joe Bill Meng Memorial Angus Scholarship – $750


Ethan Vanderwert – Columbia, MO


Ed & Wilma Minix/Black Witch Farm Angus Youth Scholarship – $3,000


Marcie Harward – Richfield, NC


Montana Angus Youth Scholarship – $2,000


Claire Stevenson – White Sulphur Springs, MT


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


David Bell – Nottingham, PA


NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship – $1,750


Jace Stagemeyer – Page, NE


Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship – $500


Lexi Knapp – Bloomfield, IA


Pennsylvania Angus Association Scholarship – $750


David Bell – Nottingham, PA


Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship – $500


J. Gordon Clark – Gretna, VA


John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship – $1,250


Zach McCall – Greenville, GA


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


Karlee Sailer – Golden Valley, ND


Ray Sims Angus Scholarship – $1,500


Zach McCall – Greenville, VA


Texas Angus Association Scholarships – $1,000


Amanda Hoffmann – Schertz, TX

McKenzie Kostel – McKinney, TX

Presley Sliger – Hamilton, TX


Cory Watt Memorial Scholarship – $2,000


Mattie Harward – Richfield, NC


Western States National Junior Angus Show Scholarship – $750


Matthew Rosman – Creston, WA


Richard and Wanda Wilson Scholarship – $1,000


Colter Pohlman – Hereford, TX


DeEtta Wood Memorial Scholarship – $1,750


Mary Wood – Willow Springs, NC


Woodlawn Farms Scholarship – $1,250


Kristina Scheurman – Warsaw, OH


Gary Brost Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award 


Morgan Hutchins – Charleston, IL

Charles Parr – Mason City, IL

Hunter Royer – New Richmond, IN


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


Jonwyn Ayres – Medford, OR


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


Lauren Wolter – Aviston, IL


Gary M. Stoller Jump Start your LEADership Award


Wyatt Smith – Osceola, NE


Tom Burke Young Angus Achievement Awards


Case Conley – Sulphur, OK

Avery Mullen – Ulysses, KS


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


Karson Patton – Frankfort, IN


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


Allison Davis – Shelbyville, TN


        Written by Sierra Walter, Angus Communications Intern


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 as 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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