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 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.