March 20, 2006


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Shelia Stannard at 816-383-5152 or



Angus Foundation Increases Available Scholarships to $100,000


The Angus Foundation has increased its commitment of available scholarships for 2006 from $25,000 to $100,000.

Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation’s 2006 Scholarship Program will be considered by the Angus Foundation’s scholarship selection committee for these general scholarships.  This available amount of scholarships for Angus youth is made possible by the generous financial support from Angus breeders, allied industry interests and friends of the Angus Foundation through the Angus Foundation Heifer Package, outright cash gifts and other fund raising activities.

Two $5,000 scholarships will be given in memory of former American Angus Association executive vice president Richard “Dick” Spader.  In addition, 20 $3,000 scholarships and 30 $1,000 scholarships will be available.  Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2006 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in July at Indianapolis, Ind.

The eligibility requirements for these general Angus Foundation scholarships remain the same.  Angus youth who are graduating from high school or in college currently may be eligible to apply for other Angus related scholarships such as the new Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship, NJAA/CAB Scholarship and others that are permanently endowed and managed by the Angus Foundation.

To learn further about the specific details and applicant eligibility requirements of all of these scholarships, a copy of the respective applications and guidelines can be found at  The deadline for all scholarship applications is May 1, 2006.

The Angus Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Angus AssociationSM, with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.  The Angus Foundation provides opportunities for education, youth and research.