Shorthorn Association offers scholarships

Feb 13, 2009
by WLJ

The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and the Shorthorn Foundation are now accepting applications for the scholarships available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJ- SA) members.

AJSA members are eligible to apply for three different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Scholarship, and Don Longley Memorial Scholarships.

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: There are four $750 Longley Memorial Scholarships awarded each year. 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.

Applications for the scholarships are available at or by contacting ASA at 877/272- 0686. Please send completed applications to the American Shorthorn Association, Attn: Scholarship Application, 8288 Hascall Street, Omaha, NE 68124 by May 1, 2009. All scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2009 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference. — WLJ