The National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) is much more than an opportunity to get involved in the Angus breed. Thanks to generous donors through the Angus Foundation, it’s also an opportunity for juniors to continue their education. At this year’s NJAS in Kansas City, Mo., the Angus Foundation presented 98 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students totaling to $225,500.
“Angus members recognize that today’s youth play an important role in the future of our industry,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Whether they pursue a degree in agriculture or not, these scholarships help Angus youth in following their dreams.”
A five-member committee evaluates the scholarship applications and considers NJAA involvement, state association participation, leadership and other criteria. Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded nearly $1.9 million in graduate and undergraduate scholarships to Angus youth.
A complete list of scholarship winners follows.
Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $1,000
Kelsea Arnold, Weston, W.Va.; Ty Bayer, Ringle, Wis.; Nancy Bickham, St. Francisville, La.; Brittany Bush, Britton, S.D.; Jacob Chicola, Deville, La.; Justin Clopton, Covington, Texas; Jacob Coon, Bethel, Mo.; Aliesha Dethlefs, North Platte, Neb.; Robert Dolson, Hico, Texas; MacKenzie Flory, Baldwin City, Kan.; Andrea Foore, Seven Valleys, Pa.; Jacob Heimsoth, Cameron, Mo.; Colleen Jones, Kinston, N.C.; Chris Kahlenbeck, Union, Mo.; Colton Kreager, Newark, Ohio; Shyla Kreager, Newark, Ohio; Gabrielle Lemenager, Clifton, Ill.; Clay McGuire, Waverly, Ala.; Ruth Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky.; Elizabeth Nixon, Rapidan, Va.; Tyler Ottensmeier, McLouth, Kan.; Kyrsten Retherford, Indianapolis, Ind.; John Rosman, Creston, Wash.; Joshua Scott, Loranger, La.; Renae Tokach, St. Anthony, N.D.; Emily Velisek, Gaithersburg, Md.; Julie Williams, Idalou, Texas; Jackson Wingert, Ottawa, Kan.; Evan Woodbury, Quenemo, Kan.; Shannon Yokley, Jefferson City, Mo.
Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $3,000
Morgan Alexander, Berryville, Va.; Sheldon Burks, Park City, Ky.; Bryanne Duckett, New Liberty, Iowa; Brittany Eagleburger, Buffalo, Mo.; Maggie Jasper, Versailles, Ky.; Mollie Lastovica, Fredericksburg, Texas; Daniel McFarland, Keithville, La.; Kendra Merriman, Lowell, Mich.; Jared Radcliffe, Weston, Wis.; Jessica Radcliffe, Weston, Wis.; Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D.; Taryn Shaw, Jennings, La.; Erin Steele, Anita, Iowa; Cody Theis, Leavenworth, Kan.; Chase Thummel, Sheridan, Mo.; Katlyn Tunstill, Fayetteville, Ark.; Wade Wells, Hamilton, Texas; Clay Williams, Bishop, Ga.; Tylee Williams, Rio Vista, Texas; Katelyn Wilson, Orleans, Ind.
Graduate Angus Foundation General Scholarships $5,000
Lindsey Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; Bailey Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; Clinton Laflin, Eureka, Kan.; Janlee Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; Sally Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.
Iowa Junior Angus Association Scholarship
Cole Greiman, Garner, Iowa.
Kansas Angus Association Scholarship
Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.
Kentucky - In a League of their Own 2012 NJAS
Colby Meyers, Harrodsburg, Ky.
Ohio – In a League of their Own 2012 NJAS
Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio.
Tennessee – In a League of their Own 2012 NJAS
Hannah Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Pennsylvania Angus Association
Kate Livingston, Dover, Pa.
Texas Angus Association Scholarships
Mollie Lastovia, Fredericksburg, Texas; Wade Wells, Hamilton, Texas; Brazos Williams, Rio Vista, Texas; Julie Williams, Idalou, Texas; Tylee Williams, Rio Vista, Texas.
Arkansas Angus Auxiliary Scholarship
Katlyn Tunstill, Fayetville, Ark.
Oliver A. Hansen/Laudmere Farm Angus Scholarship
Bryanne Duckett, New Liberty, Iowa.
Ray Sims Angus Scholarship
Maggie Jasper, Versailles, Ky.
Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojoruez Memorial Scholarship
John Rosman, Creston, Wash.
Certified Angus Beef LLC/National Junior Angus Association Scholarship
Jessica Radcliffe, Weston, Wis.
James E. Horton, Junior Angus Scholarship
Clay McGuire, Waverly, Ala.
Mack C. Olson Memorial Scholarship
Erin Steele, Anita, Iowa.
Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Gabrielle Glenister, Pulaski, N.Y.
Rising Angus Star Youth Scholarship
Michael Cropp, Damascus, Md.; and Cory Watt, Iva, S.C.
John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship
Morgan Alexander, Berryville, Va.
Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship
Blake Boyd, Mays Lick, Ky.
Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship
Drake Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.
Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarships
Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.; Fred Pohlman II, Prairie Grove, Ark.; Kassandra Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.; Hannah Wright, Spring City, Tenn.; Blake Boyd, Mays Lick, Ky.; Kaley Bockhop, Belmont, Wis.; Lindsay Upperman, Chambersburg, Pa.; Brazos Williams, Rio Vista, Texas; Paige Tribble, Pocahontas, Ark.; Katy Satree, Montague, Texas.
Angus/Talon Graduate Student Scholarship
Zebadiah Gray, Toledo, Iowa.
NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship
Katlyn Tunstill, Fayetteville, Ark.
Angus Foundation Richard L. Spader Scholarships
Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; Corbin Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.
Howard & JoAnne Hillman/Bon View Farms
Alex Rogan, Brandon, S.D.
Joseph & Ruby Schaff/Schaff Angus Ranch
Renae Tokach, St. Anthony, N.D.
Western States National Junior Angus Show
Judson Hoffschneider, Arlington, Neb.; and John Rosman, Creston, Wash.
Gary Brost LEAD Award
Gabrielle Lemenager Clifton, Ill.; Katelyn Wilson, Orleans Ind.
Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEADership Award
Shelby Burrus, Tacoma, Wash.
For more news and information from the 2013 NJAS, visit www.ANGUS.org to find contest results, awards, scholarships and show photos. Backdrop and candid photos will be available for purchase online. Coverage will be available on the NJAA Facebook page, as well.
Also, plan to tune in to a special NJAS episode of The Angus Report at 7:30 a.m. (central) Monday, July 22 on RFD-TV.