Apply for Angus Foundation's Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship

March 8, 2024


For more information, contact:

Holly Martin, director of communications


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Cutline: Applications are now open for the Angus Foundation’s Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship. Students whose families use Angus genetics in their commercial operations should apply by May 1.



Apply for Angus Foundation’s Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship
Students whose families use registered Angus genetics in their commercial operations can apply until May 1.


Applications are open for the Angus Foundation’s Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship, which awards four $1,500 scholarships to outstanding young people in the beef industry. This scholarship is unique from others offered by the Foundation as it aims to support students specifically from the commercial sector of the industry.

“We’re proud to offer this scholarship opportunity to students from commercial cattle backgrounds,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “We recognize the importance of supporting young people using Angus genetics and want to help them succeed in our industry.”

Students should be pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree at an accredited higher education institution. Selection emphasis is placed on the applicant’s knowledge of the cattle industry and their perspective on the Angus breed.

“I want to look at the DNA sequence of cattle and see what I can do with it,” said Addison Hillman, a 2023 Angus Commercial Cattlemen’s Scholarship recipient studying animal science with an emphasis in biology and biotechnology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Young men and women whose families use Angus genetics in their commercial operations are eligible to receive the scholarship if they have transferred a registered Angus animal into or out of their herd in the past 36 months (on or after May 1, 2021). For further details on applicant qualifications, view the application on the Angus Foundation website.


— Written by Staff, 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 $4.5 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.

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