Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation as well as the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) members. The ASA and the Foundation find offering college support to the youth of the association is very important as they are a part of 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 the Charles B. "Chuck" Leemon Memorial Scholarship.
Mike Dugdale 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.
John C. "Jack" Ragsdale Scholarship
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.
Don Longley Memorial Scholarships - applicants may also apply for Lyle & Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship.
Each year four $1,000 Longley Memorial Scholarships are awarded. 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.
Lyle & Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship - applicants may also apply for Don Longley Memorial Scholarships.
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.
Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship
The one $1,000 Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial 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.
Charles B. "Chuck" Leemon Memorial Scholarship - applicants may also apply for any ONE other scholarship offered.
The one $2,500 Charles B. "Chuck" Leemon Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the family of Chuck Leemon in cooperation with The Shorthorn Foundation and 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 here at www.juniorshorthorn.com or by contacting the ASA at 402-393-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send completed applications to the American Shorthorn Association, Attn: Scholarship Application, 8288 Hascall Street, Omaha, NE 68124 by May 1, 2013. All scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2013 Shorthorn Junior National Show & Youth Conference, in Des Moines, Iowa, June 28, 2013.
The mission of the ASA is to provide quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of Shorthorn cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database. The ASA is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register nearly 15,000 cattle annually. The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events. The AJSA is dedicated to the betterment of its members, promotes valuable skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit www.shorthorn.org or www.juniorshorthorn.com.