American Junior Shorthorn Association Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 8
Award Deadline: May 1, 2024

Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation 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 six different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Scholarship, Don Longley Memorial Scholarships, Lyle and Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, the Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship and the John Miller Scholarship.

Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship

The $2,000 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 $2,000 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 three $2,000 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 $2,000 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.

Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship

The one $2,000 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.

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