April 10, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Katie Allen, Angus Foundation marketing and public relations assistant, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
Click here to view an interview with Britney Creamer on The Angus Report.
Angus Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching
May 1 is the deadline for 2012 Angus Foundation youth scholarships.
Each year, the Angus Foundation, the nonprofit entity of the American Angus Association®, makes available scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in higher education. Applications for Angus Foundation scholarships must be postmarked by May 1, 2012.
The scholarship funds are meant to assist deserving Angus juniors in paying for the cost of higher education. Angus breeders, allied industry interests and friends trust the Angus Foundation with their generous gifts of endowed and non-endowed monies to make these scholarship awards possible.
Two $5,000 undergraduate scholarships will be given in memory of Richard "Dick" Spader, former Association executive vice president. A number of $3,000 and $1,000 undergraduate scholarships will also be awarded. In addition, the Angus Foundation will award five $5,000 graduate student scholarships.
As determined by the Angus Foundation, applicants may also be eligible for other Angus related named scholarships, permanently endowed and managed by the Angus Foundation. Past recipients of Angus Foundation general undergraduate scholarships can continue to apply for named scholarships unless specified otherwise by the Angus Foundation.
In 2011, the Angus Foundation awarded $210,000 in youth scholarships at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Harrisburg, Pa. This year’s scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2012 NJAS in July in Louisville, Ky.
“I encourage our Angus youth to apply for Angus Foundation scholarships,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Young people are the future of the Angus breed, and Angus breeders and other supporters of the Angus Foundation continue to rise to the occasion to provide the resources needed to support these young people and help move the industry forward.”
Britney Creamer, a graduate student at Oklahoma State University pursuing a master’s of agriculture with a focus on international agriculture, has been awarded four scholarships—one graduate and three undergraduate—from the Angus Foundation during her college tenure. Creamer says the financial support from the Angus Foundation has allowed her to take out less money in student loans to pay for her education.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do the things that I’ve done within my education and gone the places I’ve gone without the support of the Angus Foundation,” Creamer says. “I’ve been allowed to participate in things I normally wouldn’t have been able to, because I took the time to participate in junior programs and be active and fill out the scholarships that were available to me. I hope that all juniors out there realize that maybe the hour or two that it takes to fill out the scholarship application is well worth it in the end.”
The Angus Foundation reserves the right to also award scholarship(s) to eligible applicants based on financial need, personal and/or family hardship, physical handicap, medical disability, other extenuating circumstances or combination thereof when determined such sufficiently exists to warrant special consideration by the Angus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee for this purpose.
More information about Angus Foundation scholarships and a link to the application can be found online at www.angusfoundation.org.
The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.