Young cattlemen receive Angus Foundation scholarships

The bar was high for young Angus breeders awarded Angus Foundation scholarships at the 2021 National Junior Angus Show in Grand Island, Nebraska. Students from across the United States were recognized for their work in the classroom and beyond.

Mattie Harward of Richfield won the Richard L. Spader Scholarship worth $5,000 and Marcie Harward of Richfield won an Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship worth $2,500.

“It’s very rewarding to read the applications of young Angus breeders,” Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director said. “Their enthusiasm for the industry and desire to tackle the world should give us optimism for our future.”

A five-member committee consisting of industry experts, Foundation board members, Angus breeders and National Junior Angus Association board members evaluate the applications. The committee considers involvement, participation, leadership, service, career goals and other criteria set forth in the scholarships’ fund agreements.

“These opportunities for youth wouldn’t be possible without our generous donors,” said Marten. “Year after year, through both endowments and Angus Fund gifts, they step forward to encourage our Angus youth in their studies as well as in leadership and career development programs and cutting-edge research to advance the breed.”

Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded more than $3.9 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

For more news, information and to support the mission of the Angus Foundation, visit A list of scholarship winners follows.