May 1, 2013 is the deadline to apply for American Angus Association scholarships, available each year to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in higher education.
Two $5,000 undergraduate scholarships will be given in memory of Richard "Dick" Spader, former Association executive vice president. A number of $3,000 and $1,000 undergraduate scholarships will also be awarded. In addition, the Angus Foundation will award five $5,000 graduate student scholarships.
As determined by the Angus Foundation, applicants may also be eligible for other named scholarships that are permanently endowed and managed by the Angus Foundation. Past recipients of Angus Foundation general undergraduate scholarships can continue to apply for named scholarships unless specified otherwise by the Angus Foundation.
New in 2013 are three scholarships supported by the 2012 National Junior Angus Show host states. These '2012 NJAS In a League of Our Own' undergraduate scholarship awards will be given to youth from Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
Being funded by the Pennsylvania Angus Association and Angus breeders from that state, the inaugural Pennsylvania Angus Youth Undergraduate Scholarship of $500 will be awarded through the Angus Foundation this year.
The Howard and JoAnne Hillman/Bon View Farms Angus Scholarship Endowment Fund, established by Howard and JoAnne Hillman, Sioux Falls, S.D., during the recently completed Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus fundraising campaign, will initially provide a $1,000 scholarship for one junior member from South Dakota to be awarded annually.
A memorial award created by family members and friends of the late Gary M. Stoller will also be given for the first time in 2013 to allow one junior member to attend the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference. The family members, who reside in Nebraska and Idaho, titled it the Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEADership Award.
"As with all of our supporters, it's an honor for the Angus Foundation to receive the financial support from the donors involved in these new scholarship and award arrangements," says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. "We're humbled by the confidence and trust they've placed in us to be stewards of these resources and to facilitate their wishes for administering these respective awards in the years ahead."
In 2012, the Angus Foundation awarded more than $200,000 in youth scholarships at the NJAS in Louisville, Ky. This year's scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2013 NJAS in July in Kansas City, Mo.
The Angus Foundation reserves the right to also award scholarship(s) to eligible applicants based on financial need, personal and/or family hardship, physical handicap, medical disability, other extenuating circumstances or combination thereof when determined such sufficiently exists to warrant special consideration by the Angus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee for this purpose.
More specific guidelines and information about the Angus Foundation's scholarships and awards, along with a link to the undergraduate and graduate student applications can be found online at www.angusfoundation.org.