Numerous Scholarship opportunities are available to the children of Texas Angus Association (TAA) Members, who are also Members of the Texas Junior Angus Association. As a Member of the Texas Angus Association (TAA) you can share in the great pride we take in providing our Texas Junior Angus Members with these opportunities to further their educational development.
Texas Angus Scholarship
All applicants must be a graduating high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore in good standing with their school and a member of both the Texas Junior Angus Association and National Junior Angus Association for at least one year prior to application year. Texas Angus will select two recipients, one boy and one girl, to each receive a $1,500 scholarship to the college, university or accredited technical program of their choice. Deadline for applications is April 1st. Contact the TAA office at 817-740-0778 or go to www.texasangus.com/scholarship-application to view and download the application.
- One boy and one girl, to each receive a $1,500 scholarship.
Texas Angus Association Raymond Moore Memorial Scholarship
The Texas Angus Association, in the fall of 2009, launched a project to establish a scholarship fund for the benefit of the members of the Texas Junior Angus Association. The goal of the project was to create a long standing fund that would provide a “Meaningful Financial Benefit” in the way of a scholarship for higher education for the children the Members of Texas Angus Association. This fund is the, “The Raymond Moore Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund.” (TRMMESF)
Each January at the Fort Worth Stock Show, The Texas Angus Association will award two competitive scholarships from the Raymond Moore Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund. The scholarship recipients will be selected from eligible members of the Texas Junior Angus Association who participate in the Junior Angus Show.
As a competitive scholarship, The Raymond Moore Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund currently awards two scholarships. One to the Grand Champion Female, (or Next highest qualifier) and one to the Reserve Grand Champion Female of the show (or Next highest qualifier). Recipients must meet all TRMMESF eligibility requirements and are only eligible to receive each of the scholarship awards once.
TAA members work very hard to build, promote and coordinate fund raising efforts for this fund through the donation of heifer and embryo packages which are auctioned off each year at the Annual TAA banquet. The future success of this fund is only guaranteed by the participation of our concerned and generous Breeder Members, Suppliers, Vendors and Supporters of the TAA and our Junior Angus Members.
- In January 2017, TRMMESF will award the Grand Champion Female, (or Next highest qualifier) a $5,000 Scholarship and the Reserve Grand Champion Female of the show (or Next highest qualifier) a $2,500 Scholarship
Angus Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
The Angus Foundation provides several scholarship opportunities to Angus youth pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Angus Foundation will offer two $5,000 scholarships given in memory of former American Angus Association executive vice president Richard “Dick” Spader. In addition, a number of $3,000 scholarships and $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available.
Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation’s Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee.
To qualify for one of the scholarships, applicants must be National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members and graduating high school seniors, or college students.
The postmark deadline for Angus Foundation scholarship applications is May 1. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the following National Junior Angus Show (NJAS).
- Two $5,000 scholarships, a number of $3,000 scholarships and $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Angus youth pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Texas Angus Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Texas Angus Scholarship Endowment Fund is one segment of the ambitious fundraising campaign “The Texas Challenge” which was initiated by Texas Angus breeders Klaus and Bonnie Birkel of Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin, Texas which supports education, youth activities and research. The Texas Angus Association Scholarship Endowment Fund (TAASEF) was started in 2007. Contributions to the Angus Foundation designated for this Fund provide scholarships to Angus youth from Texas. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Angus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee.
The Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program application will be used to select the Texas Angus Association Scholarship Endowment Fund recipient(s). Recipients may also receive other scholarships from the Angus Foundation or local, state, regional and national Angus-related entities.
Gifts continue to be made to the TAAESF by Angus breeders, allied industry interests and friends in Texas. To donate to this scholarship fund or for more information regarding this and other Angus Foundation scholarship opportunities, visit www.angusfoundation.org or contact Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Each year, up to five, Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Angus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee to receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Texas Angus Auxiliary Scholarship
The Texas Angus Auxiliary Scholarships are presented annually for graduating high school seniors. One each to a boy and girl qualified applicant. Scholarships may be defined as financial grants for which no equivalent work is required.
The girl and boy winners of the Texas Angus Auxiliary scholarships will be forwarded to the American Angus Auxiliary for competition of national scholarships. The American Angus Auxiliary scholarships are presented annually. The total amount awarded will range from $12,000 to $15,000. Ten (10) scholarships will be awarded. The exact amount of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth place awards given to both boy and girl qualified applicants will be determined by March 1 each year. Scholarships may be defined as financial grants for which no equivalent work is required.
The scholarship application is the basis from which the candidates are chosen to compete for Miss American Angus. Each girl submitting a scholarship application will be required to complete a form declaring her intent to compete/not compete for Miss American Angus if given the opportunity. The five highest placing girls choosing to compete for Miss American Angus will be announced at the National Junior Show. These girls will be required to attend the Miss American Angus contest held mid-November in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with the North American. The intent form and additional information on the role and requirements of Miss American Angus will be mailed to each girl applicant once her scholarship application is received. (Please note: choosing not to compete for Miss American Angus does not affect scholarship eligibility.) For further information or questions, please contact TAAux Scholarship Chair, Barbara Ettredge at 940-686-2958 or email@example.com
- $1,000 scholarships; one each to a boy and girl qualified applicant.