The Angus Foundation supports several awards for members and advisors of the National Junior Angus Association. These awards are part of the National Junior Recognition Program, and include:
Established with contributions from the Stoller family and friends to the Angus Foundation in-memory of the late Gary M. Stoller in 2012, this $500 cash award will be given to first or second year attendees to the LEAD Conference to cover registration fees and travel. Preference will be given to applicants from the western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Selection of the Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEADership Award recipient will be made by the Angus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee. Interested applicants must have submitted a one page typed essay that includes the following information: why attending LEAD conference is important to me, what I hope to gain by attending LEAD, and explanation of financial need.
In honor of his dedication to the Angus breed, family of the late Stan Prox, Macomb, Ill., have created the Stan Prox Memorial LEADers Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award. Contributions from friends and family in his honor will award one NJAA member with funds necessary to defray registration costs to attend the LEAD conference. The recipient will be selected by random drawing from those Illinois youth who registered for the LEAD conference by the early registration deadline. If individual is already receiving funding through the Angus Foundation for this purpose, another name will be drawn. Stan, an Angus breeder for many years, served as Illinois Angus Association Business Manager for 16 years, chairman of the Illinois delegation to the American Angus Association’s Annual Meeting for 20 years and was inducted into the Angus Heritage Foundation in 2012.