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.