REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — July 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarship and educational awards administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association.
For the first time, the AJCA will award over $30,000 in the 2019-2020 school year. The funds will provide financial support for young Jersey owners pursuing a college or university degree or, in some cases, gaining hands-on experience in the development and management of registered Jersey cattle.
Eligible applicants are junior or lifetime members of the association with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
The Russell-Malnati Scholarship for Advanced Studies of $5,000 will be awarded to a graduate student in dairy science, animal science with dairy emphasis, large animal veterinary practice, dairy production or manufacturing or dairy product marketing.
Students who will begin a program of study at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2019 may apply for the $2,750 William A. Russell Memorial Scholarship.
Students who have completed at least one year of study toward their degree are eligible for the $2,750 V.L. Peterson Scholarship. Also, the $2,750 Jack C. Nisbet Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an eligible nominee for the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest.
A $2,250 Cedarcrest Farms Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program to earn a degree in large animal veterinary practice, dairy production, dairy manufacturing or dairy product marketing, and who demonstrates through completed coursework and goal statement, significant progress toward this intended degree and a clear intention for a career in agriculture.
The $2,000 Paul Jackson Memorial Scholarship is for continuing college students in any degree program area. The $2,500 AJCA Directors’ Scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance, activities and accomplishments with Jersey cattle and commitment to continued involvement in the Jersey dairy business.
The $2,000 Bob Toole Jersey Youth Award can be used for educational expenses or a well-defined practical experience related to breeding, developing and showing registered Jerseys.
The $3,250 Morris B. Ewing ABS Genetic Performance Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate student seeking a career in genetics, dairy production, large animal veterinary medicine or milk marketing.
The $3,500 Lineweaver Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate who has completed at least one year of study in a four-year program focused on dairy science, animal science with dairy emphasis or dairy products.
The recipient of the $350 Anne E. Perchard Challenge Award will be selected from among applicants for the national achievement contest and scholarship program to recognize abilities and leadership potential and, in turn, challenging the recipient to achieve his or her potential through continuing Jersey activities.
For application forms and instructions, visit the “Scholarships and Internships” page on the USJersey website or use the link, tinyurl.com/JerseyScholarships.
Recipients will be recognized on Nov. 9 at the annual Junior Banquet held during The All American Jersey Shows and Sales in Louisville, Kentucky.
The American Jersey Cattle Association has made strategic investments in Jersey youth since 1958 when it created the National Heifer Sale to provide annual funding for educational programs and awards. Scholarships are paid from permanent endowments administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association.