State of the Year

It has been known that some state association's go above and beyond. The National Junior Angus Board of Directors took it a step further by creating an award that will showcase one state in particular. The focus areas of the State of the Year award will be involvement, growth and development.
State of the Year Application

Jim Baldridge Outstanding Leadership Award

The Jim Baldridge Outstanding Leadership Award is designed to recognize one outstanding National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) member each year. This award is available only to members of the NJAA who are 17 years of age or older as of January 1 of the current year. This prestigious award is based upon the leadership that has been exhibited by the nominee through their Angus and various other activities as presented in their report form.
Award Application (Word Format) | Award Application (Adobe Acrobat Format)
Past Winners

Ambassador Program

One NJAA member will represent the NJAA for one year at major beef industry conferences and events. Applicants available to apply must be in good standing, own purebred Angus cattle, and between the ages of 17-20 as of January 1.
Program Application (Adobe Acrobat Format)
Past Ambassadors

Silver & Bronze Awards

The National Junior Recognition Program provides an opportunity for young Angus breeders to become nationally recognized for continued achievement. This program is based on activities over a Junior member's entire career. There are three levels of recognition; Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Bronze and Silver Awards can be earned at any age. The Gold Award, however, will be given only during the last year of eligibility as a junior member. Winners of the various levels receive a specially designed pin, cast in the metal of the respective award (Bronze, Silver, or Gold). Recipients of the National Junior Recognition Program Awards also receive local, regional, and national recognition through media and at Angus functions.
Award Application (Word Format) | Award Application (Adobe Acrobat Format)
Past Winners

Gold Awards

Junior members who have received their Bronze and Silver award prior to January 1 of their last year of eligibility as a junior member, and are currently in their final year of eligibility as a junior member, may apply for the Gold award.
Award Application (Word Format) | Award Application (Adobe Acrobat Format)
Past Winners

Honorary Angus Foundation

In 1985 the National Junior Angus Association initiated the Honorary Angus Foundation to recognize and show appreciation to those who have shown extraordinary interest and support for young members of the American Angus Association. In 1985, the NJAA board of directors honored seven Angus breeders as the first inductees of the Honorary Angus Foundation. In subsequent years, a maximum of three inductees will be honored annually. Any member of the American Angus Association is eligible to nominate individuals or organizations for the Honorary Angus Foundation. Application forms for nominations to the Honorary Angus Foundation are available below (nomination form) and are due March 1 of each year.
Honorary Angus Foundation Nomination Form
Past Winners

Advisors of the Year

In 1980 the idea of recognizing the tremendous contributions of junior Angus association advisors was started, and during the National Junior Angus Show of the following year, the Advisor of the Year Award was introduced. To nominate someone for this award obtain the nomination form from the link below. Applications are due March 1 of each year.
Advisor of the Year Nomination Form
Past Winners


Scholarships are available for Angus youth (both undergraduate and graduate) through the Angus Foundation, National Junior Angus Association, Certified Angus Beef and American Angus Auxiliary. Please note that some scholarships have specific criteria and different applications. To review a complete listing of all scholarships visit the Foundation website, link below.
Foundation Website
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