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Angus Foundation to Award a Bounty of Scholarships


Published: Friday, April 2, 2021

Scholarship applications are now available for college students involved with the Angus breed.

The Angus Foundation has awarded more than $312,000 in scholarships in 2021 so far, and offers scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and trade school students each year to help Angus youth achieve their educational goals and offset the continually rising costs of tuition at higher education institutions.

"Here at the Angus Foundation, we are committed to supporting our young people and assisting in ensuring they are able to pursue their educational goals," Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director, said in a news release. "Thanks to the generous donors of the Angus Foundation, we are able to provide assistance to students as they carry the burden of the cost of higher education."

Over the years, numerous past junior Angus members have benefitted from the financial support of Angus Foundation-funded scholarships.

"The Angus Foundation's core mission of youth, education and research is so important to developing young people to come back into our breed, into our community and into our industry as a whole," said Jara Settles, vice president of livestock mitigation at the Livestock Marketing Assn. and past scholarship recipient. "If we don't invest in these young people and welcome them back in and give them truly viable opportunities in terms of education and professional growth, they might leave us."

Applicants for undergraduate and graduate scholarships must have, at one time, been a member of the National Junior Angus Assn. and currently be an active junior, regular or life member of the American Angus Assn.

The following documents are required to be considered for a 2021 undergraduate or graduate scholarship: the 2021 scholarship application; three letters of recommendation; a copy of current high school/college/university transcript; and the applicant's Association member code.

Undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications, eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found online at angus.org/foundation. Applications are due May 1.

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