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Express Ranches scholarship program introduction

The Express Ranches Progressive Junior Scholarship Program is designed to help America's youth to continue their education by enrolling in undergraduate courses of studies at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational technical school. It is designed for juniors who want to accumulate scholarships year after year.


1. The animals must be purchased from Express Ranches at public auction or by private treaty.

2. The animals must be bought and registered by a junior and be in his/her name.

3. The year of purchase and receipt of payment determines which year you will qualify under the graduated program: If you purchased and paid for an animal in calendar year 1995, that is year one. Animals purchased and paid for in subsequent calendar years qualify you for additional years. If any year is missed, the future purchase will be credited to the next year of purchases. (i.e. If you purchased in 2000 and 2002, the 2002 would be the second year of purchases.)

4. The year of purchase (one, two, three, four or five), not the year of the show, will determine which scholarship year will be honored.

5. If the animal wins more than one year in the same show, the scholarship winnings will be honored both years from the year purchase was made.

6. In appreciation for purchasing cattle from Express Ranches in 1994, we will count 1994 as year one for those wonderful buyers. Thank you for your confidence in us. To qualify for each scholarship, the student is required to submit the proper information of verification on the Express Ranches Verification Form and provide proof of winning. The calculation for the Junior Scholarship will begin in the month the verification papers arrive at Express Ranches.

Each Express ranches progressive Junior scholarship will be funded by Express Ranches in the name of recipient in the Express Ranches Scholarship Program Account.

The Express ranches progressive Junior scholarship will earn 10 percent interest annually from the month of beginning until the funds are properly distributed to the accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school. The Express Ranch Scholarship Program will process scholarship awards, to the schools, in mid-August and mid-December. Checks will be made payable jointly to the recipient and to the educational institution and must be endorsed by both. Qualified expenses include tuition, books, related fees, and room and board. Qualifiers must complete their education at the accredited college, university or vocational-technical school of their choice on or before their 30th birthday or the remaining portion of their Express Ranches Progressive Junior Scholarship fund will be forfeited. There will be a third party advisory board administering the scholarships. The board will be appointed by Express in staggered terms. The current advisory board is: Sonny Booth, past president; Keith Kissee, cattle sales management; Eddie Sims, and Guy Austin.

This scholarship will be non-transferrable unless approved by the advisory board. Any questions or changes will be decided and or approved by the advisory board. The Express Ranches Scholarship Program will be audited annually.

Eligible shows:

Level I: National Accredited Junior Show

Level II: Denver Junior Show; Louisville Junior Show; Kansas City Junior Show; Oklahoma City Spring Fair; Nationally Sanctioned Regional Heifer Shows; and one of the following Texas Junior shows, San Antonio, Fort Worth or Houston.

Level III: State Fair Junior Shows, State Fair shows will be honored for the persons in the state of origin. The state of origin is defined as the state of residence of the owners and or the state of your 4-H or FFA chapter. Only one state of origin showing will be rewarded per calendar year.

Level IV: State Junior Field Day & County Junior Shows. County shows will be honored for the persons in the county of origin. The county of origin is defined as the county of residence of the owners and or the county of your 4-H or FFA chapter. Only one county of origin showing will be rewarded.

We may review the entire program annuals. May each participant work hard, enjoy their cattle and win many scholarships for their future education.

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