Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has supported the members of the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) by providing more than $500,000 in scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate studies. As a result of the signifcant increase in the financial support to the Vision of Value: Campaign of Angus, the Angus Foundation was able to achieve in 2008 its long-time goal of also offering graduate student scholarships.
These one-year awards will consist of five graduate student scholarships to young men and women actively involved in the Angus breed who are pursuing an advanced degree in higher education.
The graduate student scholarship can only be applied to advanced degree studies. Applicants at one time must have been a NJAA member and must currently be a junior, regular or life member of the American Angus Association. Strong preference and priority will be given to applicants pursuing advanced degrees related closely to the beef industry.
In addition to naming the Angus Foundation as a charitable beneficiary in her estate plans, Camron “Cam” Cooper, owner of the Talon Ranch of Twin Bridges, Mont., has provided for a graduate scholarship(s) to Angus youth through the creation of the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Endowment Fund. This fund will also eventually support educational internships for Angus youth at host Angus breeders' farms across the United States. The Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program application will be used to select the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Endowment Fund scholarship recipients. All applicants for graduate student support from the Angus/Talon Educational Learning Program must be pursuing advanced degrees related closely to the beef cattle industry (i.e., animal science, meat science, food science, veterinary medicine, plant science, range and forage production, agricultural economics, agricultural communications, biochemistry and molecular biology, etc.). The Angus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee reserves all rights in determining number of scholarships awarded and academic field of study requirements. First preference will be given to applicants having received financial support from the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Endowment Fund through the undergraduate student scholarship component of the Program and who have successfully maintained academic progress as required thereof with an accumulative 3.0 GPA when awarded their undergraduate degree. Academic performance is required for an applicant to be considered for the Angus/Talon Graduate Student Scholarship initially and to continue receiving the scholarship in subsequent years. Recipients may also receive other scholarships from the Angus Foundation or local, state, regional and national Angus-related entities.
Disclaimer: Depending on level of funds available, respective scholarships referenced above may or may not be awarded each year.