Scholarships

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 up to three of the eight 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, Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship, the Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship and the John Miller 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
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 
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 
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.

Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship 
The one $1,000 Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the family of Jared & Justin Bedwell in cooperation with The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to a high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore based upon the applicants’ involvement, future goals and career plans in Agriculture, college GPA, and character references.

John Miller Scholarship
One $2,500 John Miller Scholarship is awarded to the collegiate upperclassman (including trade schools) who is an active AJSA member with an emphasis to be placed on the recipient having interest in making Shorthorns more viable in the commercial cattle industry.

Please note that scholarship candidates may only apply for up to three scholarships offered by The Shorthorn Foundation.

Return the completed application and one recent photo postmarked by May 1st, 2017 to:

Scholarship Applications
American Shorthorn Association
7607 NW Prairie View Road
Kansas City, Mo 64151

 

2015 Scholarship Winners
2015 Scholarship Winners

Jack Ragsdale Scholarship
Houston Gillenwater, Tompkinsville, Ky

Lyle V. & Katherine DeWit Scholarship
Haley Alden, Hamiliton, MO

Jessie M. & Jennie M. Duckett Scholarship
Levi Bakenhus, Columbus, Ne

Don Longley Memorial Scholarship
Mitchell Smith, Pendleton, Ind.

Kaila Williams, Duncan, Okla.

2014 Scholarship Winners
2014 Scholarship Winners

Dallis VanderWal, Volga, S.D.

Adrianne Trennepohl, Middletown In.

Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Scholarship
James R. Johnson, Niantic, IL

Mike Dugdale Scholarship
Sarah Moore, Jerseyville, IL

Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship
Jacob Raper, Chandler, OK

Outstanding Jr Board Member Scholarship
Ashley Vogel, Hartley, IA