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Scholarships available for Junior Shorthorn Breeders

Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation as well as the American Shorthorn Association available to American Junior Shorthorn Association members. The ASA and the Foundation find offering college support to the youth of the association greatly important as they are the future of the industry and the Shorthorn breed.

AJSA members are eligible to apply for one of six different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C. "Jack" Ragsdale Scholarship, Don Longley Memorial Scholarships, Lyle and Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship, and new in 2011 is the Charles B. "Chuck" Leemon Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,000 Dugdale Scholarship is awarded to a collegiate upperclassman who is an active AJSA member with a sincere interest in bettering the beef cattle industry after college.

The $1,000 Jack Ragsdale Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or college freshman who is an active AJSA member with a sincere interest in learning how to evaluate livestock and an appreciation for the purebred livestock industry.

There are four $1,000 Longley Memorial Scholarships awarded each year. The scholarships are sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon Shorthorn involvement, grades, need, and participation in other activities.

The one $1,000 Lyle and Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon Shorthorn involvement, grades, need, and participation in other activities.

The one $1,000 Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon the applicants' involvement in Agriculture, educational background, ACT scores, and high school and/or college GPA.

New this year is the one $2,500 Charles B. "Chuck" Leemon Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Leemon family in cooperation with The Shorthorn Foundation. It will be awarded to a college student based upon the applicants' involvement, future goals and career plans in Agriculture, college GPA, and character references.

Applications for the scholarships are available at www.shorthorn.org or by contacting the ASA at 877-272-0686 or bert@shorthorn.org. Please send completed applications to The American Shorthorn Association, Attn: Scholarship Application, 8288 Hascall Street, Omaha, NE 68124 by May 1. All scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2012 Shorthorn Junior National Show & Youth Conference, in Grand Island, Neb., June 29.



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