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Angus Foundation awards Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship


The Angus Foundation recently awarded the Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship of $1,500 each to four outstanding youth in the beef industry. This scholarship is unique from others offered by the Angus Foundation as it aims to support students outside of the seedstock industry. To apply, youth and their parents or guardians must have transferred to Angus genetics in the past 36 months and be considered a commercial — not seedstock operation. 

“We’re excited to recognize these four young leaders in the beef industry,” said Jaclyn Upperman, executive director of the Angus Foundation. “We understand the value of young commercial cattlemen who utilize Angus genetics, and we’re happy to support them in furthering their education.”

Young men and women utilizing Angus sires and dams in their commercial operations are eligible to receive the scholarship. The students should be pursuing an undergraduate degree or vocational program at an accredited institution of higher education. Applications are reviewed by the Angus Foundation’s scholarship selection committee, comprised of two Angus Foundation representatives, two Angus industry representatives, and one beef cattle industry leader. Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s knowledge of the cattle industry and their perspective of the Angus breed.

Applications for the next scholarship cycle will be due May 1, 2023. Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded more than $4.2 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

2022 Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship recipients:

Kaitlyn Heaton, Spanish Fork, Utah — Utah State University

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Tucker Huseman, Ellsworth, Kansas — West Texas A&M University

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Michaela Keller, Valentine, Nebraska — Eastern Wyoming College

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Abigail Mosley, Hartville, Missouri — Truman State University

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