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Deadline is July 1st for US Jersey Youth Educational Programs
June 29, 2015

July 1st is the deadline to apply to the scholarship program of the American Jersey Cattle Association, which supports educational opportunities for Jersey youth enrolled in post-secondary institutions and also on-farm internships.

To apply for the 2015-16 scholarships, download and complete the application (Word document). Applications must be received by email or in an envelope bearing a clearly visible, legible postmark on or before July 1. Required transcripts and recommendation letters must be received on or before July 10.

National scholarships to be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year are:

  • Jack C. Nisbet Memorial Scholarship, $2,000
  • Paul Jackson Memorial Scholarship, $1,500
  • V. L. Peterson Scholarship, $2,000
  • William A. Russell Memorial Scholarship, $2,000
  • Cedarcrest Farms Scholarship, $1,750
  • Russell-Malnati Scholarship for Advanced Studies, $5,000
  • Bob Toole Youth Award, $1,500
  • Fred Stout Experience Awards (closing date: December 1 annually)


Learn more about the application procedures for the Fred Stout Experience awards.

The Reuben R. Cowles Youth Educational Award is for young Jersey owners from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia who are at least high school seniors but not older than 36 years of age. Closing date: July 1 annually.

About the National Jersey Youth Programs

Organized in 1868, the American Jersey Cattle Association has sponsored educational programs and activities for young people interested in the Jersey breed since 1917. Junior members have the same registration privileges as Lifetime Members, and also the incentives of a comprehensive program leading to national recognition for their achievements with Jersey cattle. These programs include:

  • Free membership in the association until the youth’s 21st birthday;
  • the National Jersey Youth Production Contest and Pot O’Gold Sale, which create incentives for keeping production and management records;
  • the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest, the ultimate recognition for Jersey youth between the ages of 16 and 20; national scholarships that help pay for hands-on work experiences and college educations;
  • The All American Junior Jersey Show, providing the thrill of competition in the largest show of Registered Jerseys™ in the world and introductions to lifelong friends from across the United States; and
  • Jersey Youth Academy, an intensive educational program to be held for the fourth time in 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.


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