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American Angus Auxiliary Scholarship

American Angus Auxiliary Scholarship Applications Due May 1

Ten scholarships will be awarded, and top five young women will compete for Miss American Angus.

The American Angus Auxiliary 2020 scholarship applications for National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members are due May 1. Ten scholarships will be awarded, five to young men and five to young women. The top five young womens’ applications are the basis from which the candidates for Miss American Angus are chosen. Apply now for an Auxiliary scholarship.

“We are proud to continue the tradition of assisting young Angus juniors with their education,” said Pam Velisek, Auxiliary scholarship chairperson. “We are always impressed with the high-quality candidates we see in the application process.”

Scholarship applicants are judged on high school academic achievements, Angus awards and accomplishments, Angus leadership, other agricultural organization involvement, other organization activities, application of livestock knowledge and Angus experience, leadership and future, and letters of recommendation.

“I’m so thankful for the American Angus Auxiliary,” said Eva Hinrichsen, 2019 Auxiliary scholarship recipient and Miss American Angus. “The Auxiliary provides so many scholarships to help juniors further their education and so much support for the Angus family.”

NJAA members are nominated by their state or regional Angus association, and winners are announced at the awards ceremony during the National Junior Angus Show. For more information, visit the American Angus Auxiliary website.

The American Angus Auxiliary works with the American Angus Associationâ and the National Junior Angus Association to promote youth, education and the Angus breed.

— Written by Rachel Robinson, Angus Communications

American Angus Auxiliary

For over sixty years, the American Angus Auxiliary has been working with the American Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association to promote youth and the Angus breed. The American Angus Auxiliary has worked to develop a number of educational and promotional programs to benefit everyone involved in the Angus industry. The American Angus Auxiliary presents more than $15,000 in scholarships, each year, to ten young men and women involved in the Angus industry. As a member of the American Angus Auxiliary, you can play an important role by working to promote our youth and the Angus industry, meet the challenges of today's society and work toward developing our Angus youth into tomorrow's leaders. The American Angus Auxiliary offers individuals interested in the welfare of the Angus breed the opportunity to work together to provide educational, promotional and social programs and activities.

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit


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