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Final call for Angus scholarship applications

The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for scholarships through the Angus Foundation and American Angus Auxiliary. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, and Angus youth should act now to ensure their materials are in order.

High school seniors and college students passionate about the beef industry are encouraged to apply for the varied opportunities offered through the Angus Foundation and the American Angus Auxiliary.

Each year the Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Last year, the organization awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships. Angus youth may apply for a wide variety of awards, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

The Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship is a new offering available this year that will provide $1,000 scholarships to three youth who use Angus genetics in their seedstock or commercial operations. The 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).

The American Angus Auxiliary is committed to supporting Angus youth in their future endeavors and will once again award 10 scholarships at the 2015 NJAS. To be eligible, each state auxiliary nominates one male and one female applicant to the national contest. The American Angus Auxiliary then awards scholarships to the top five male and top five female applicants.

The winners will be announced during the 2015 NJAS closing ceremonies. In addition, the top five female scholarship winners are eligible for the 2015-2016 Miss American Angus competition, which takes place in November.

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Learn more about Angus scholarships by accessing the news release online.

–American Angus Association