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American Junior Shorthorn Association Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 8
Award Deadline: May 1, 2021

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:

1) Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship

The $1,500 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.

2) John C. "Jack" Ragsdale Scholarship

The $1,500 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.

3) Don Longley Memorial Scholarships

Each year four $1,500 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.

4) Lyle & Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship

The one $1,500 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.

5) Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship

The one $1,500 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.

6) 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.

7) Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship

The one $1,500 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.

8) 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.


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American Junior Shorthorn Association Scholarships
$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program...
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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,000
The $25,000 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most...
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$1,000 De Novo Scholarship - $1,000
To be eligible for the De Novo Scholarship: A) You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. B) You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who...
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$1,000 Ascend Scholarship - $1,000
To be Eligible for the Ascend Scholarship: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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