The Angus Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the American Angus Association, this year contributed more than $200,000 in scholarships to support the future of Angus youth. That investment will continue to grow in 2015 with the addition of a brand-new Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship.
The Angus Foundation Board of Directors approved funds to provide $1,000 scholarships to three youth who use Angus genetics in their seedstock or commercial operations. Awards will be given out in July 2015.
"There are a lot of beef industry youth in this business who use Angus cattle in their programs," says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. "We want to reward those youth for choosing Angus and help them in their goal of receiving a higher education."
Applicants must be enrolled in a junior college, four-year college/university or other accredited institution for the fall of 2015. They can be an entering freshman or a continuing student in any undergraduate program.
Applicant or applicant's parents/guardians must have transferred or been transferred a registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2012).
"Giving back is an important part of our culture in the Angus breed," says Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer. "This scholarship is an important step in giving back to the youth of dedicated farmers and ranchers who purchase registered Angus bulls."
Full details of eligibility requirements can be found on the Angus Foundation website in the resources section on the home page. The Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship application will be available online Dec. 1.