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Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association
P.O. Box 27990
Macon, GA 31221
478-474-6560

GCA SCHOLARSHIPS
 
GCA Application
Wax Application
All applications may be submitted on one GCA Scholarship form except
the WAX Company Scholarship which has its own separate form
 
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ANNUAL GCA SCHOLARSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS

GEORGIA CATTLEMEN’S FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student for the next school year. To be eligible, a student must attend the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College or Berry College majoring in Animal Science or Ag Communications. In addition, he or she must be a current member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association.

The scholarship is funded by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation through contributions by cattle producer members and supporters of the livestock industry across the state. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance educational opportunities for students pursuing careers in the livestock industry.

Qualified students may submit applications no later than November 30.


Gail Hilley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established in memory of Gail Hilley by her Family through the Georgia Cattlemen's Foundation. The Scholarship honors Gail's many years of work with the Local, State and National CattleWomen and Cattlemen and her devotion to the youth of the cattle industry. The scholarship is for $1000.00 annually.

To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Georgia, graduate of a Georgia High School or be admitted to a Georgia College, and be a member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association. It is recommended that preference be given to a student majoring in some phase of Animal Science provided other factors are nearly equal.

The Committee, which evaluates the scholarship applications for the Cattlemen's Foundation, shall have the sole authority to award this scholarship within the parameters set forth above.

Qualified students may submit applications no later than November 30.



JOHNNY JENKINS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student for the next school year. To be eligible, a student must live in and attend school in one of seven southeastern states (GA, AL, FL, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA) majoring in Animal Science or Ag Communications. In addition, he or she must be a current member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association.

This scholarship is presented in memory of Johnny Jenkins and Liddy Jenkins for their five decades of service in livestock publishing. Funds for the scholarship have been donated to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation in recognition of the Jenkins’ lifetime commitment to the livestock industry and to their love and support of the youth in our industry.

Qualified student may submit applications no later than November 30.


CROSS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Cross family has established two scholarships in memory of Clarence and Jennie Cross. One young man and one young lady will be awarded a scholarship based upon their interest and enthusiasm for the Beef industry, academics, and extracurricular activities.  They must also be a member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association.

This scholarship is funded through a generous endowment from members of the Cross Family.  Clarence and Jennie Cross were the long time owners and operators of Jo-Su-Li Farms near Colquitt.  These scholarships were established to ensure that the Cross family enthusiasm for the industry is passed on to future generations. 

Qualified students may submit applications no later than November 30.


JUDY THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is established in memory of Judy Thomas by her Family through the Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation. The Scholarship honors Judy’s many years of work with the Local, State and National CattleWomen and Cattlemen and her devotion to the youth of the cattle industry. The scholarship is for $1000.00 annually.

To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Georgia, graduate of a Georgia High School or be admitted to a Georgia College, and be a member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association. The Scholarship will be payable in two equal installments: the first payment at the end of the first semester or quarter with a C or higher Grade Pont Average (GPA) carrying a full credit hour load and the second payment at the end of the next semester or quarter while carrying a full credit hour load provided a C or higher GPA is maintained. It is recommended that preference be given to a student majoring in some phase of Agriculture or Family and Consumer Affairs provided other factors are nearly equal.

The Committee, which evaluates the scholarship applications for the Cattlemen’s Foundation, shall have the sole authority to award this scholarship within the parameters set forth above.

Qualified students may submit applications no later than November 30.


WAX COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

The Wax Company of Amory, Mississippi, offers $1000 scholarships. The Wax Company, the world’s largest producer and seller of annual rye grasses, believes in giving back to the cattle industry through the education of its’ young people who will become the cattle producers of tomorrow. A scholarship program has been established to benefit college age children whose parents are members of a state cattlemen’s association in 5 southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Qualified students may submit applications no later than December 31 and should use the WAX Company Scholarship Application form.


Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation Scholarships

GJLF is pleased to offer one $1,500 scholarship and five $1,000 scholarships this year. These scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown beef, dairy, swine, sheep or goats at the State Show at least once during their four years of high school. Qualified students may submit applications no later than Jan. 15.

Download PDF of Scholarship Application
ADDITIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIPS

CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF'S (CAB) COLVIN SCHOLARSHIP

Fund will award six or more scholarships in 2014 totaling at least $20,000. The funds will be split among five undergraduate scholarships — in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 — and a $5,000 graduate-level scholarship.

College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry, either through coursework or activities, are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 6, 2013, deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters. The graduate-level scholarship will be awarded to a full-time master’s or doctorate student conducting research related to high-quality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 10, 2014.

For more details, interested students should go online or contact Trudi Hoyle, CAB, at 800-225-2333 or thoyle@certifiedangusbeef.com.  

The Angus Foundation

The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation’s 2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2014 NJAS in Indianapolis, Ind.

Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2013.

For more information, contact Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or mjenkins@angusfoundation.org.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS
Open to college juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in or related to swine production management, or who will seek to attend veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine. To download an application and rules, visit www.pork.org.
For more information, contact Chris Hostetler at chostetler@pork.org or 515-223-2606. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
Stan Kalino Memorial Scholarship
Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA will award a $500 scholarship in memory of Stan Kalino, a youth livestock supporter who passed away in September 2009. Applicants must be high school seniors entered as an exhibitor of the 2013 Georgia Junior National Market Steer and/or Breeding Heifer Show; must participate in 12th grade Cattle Showmanship; and must be present during the Top Five Heifer Drive at the show to be recognized and receive payment information.

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2014

Download rules and application
Georgia Beef Cattle Exhibitors Youth Leadership Scholarship
Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA are offering several scholarships to high school senior exhibitors of the 2013 Georgia Junior National Livestock Steer and/or Heifer Show. At least five $500 scholarships will be awarded.

Deadline: Feb. 8, 2013

Download rules and application

Johnathan Gabriel Memorial Scholarship
Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA are offering a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Johnathan Gabriel, an Oglethorpe County 4-H and FFA member who was killed in an automobile accident in 1997.

Deadline: March 3, 2014

Download rules and application
GUTHRIE DAIRY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
This cash award will be given annually to 4-H or FFA members involved in youth dairy programs or activities and who need financial assistance in order to participate in workshops, conferences, field days or any other dairy-related activity that would enhance their leadership abilities

Deadline: January 10, 2014

Download rules and application
ADDITIONAL AGRICULTURAL INTERNSHIPS

THE ANGUS JOURNAL

The Angus Journal offers a college junior or senior the opportunity to be part of its editorial team for the summer. The writing-intensive internship offers the selected intern an opportunity to participate in producing various publications, including the Angus Journal, the Angus Journal Digital, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA, the Angus Journal Daily, editorial websites, and social media efforts. The internship will be flexible enough to tailor to the strengths and needs of the intern, but many duties can be expected. Experience in news and feature writing, editing and photography are strongly suggested. The internship spans from late-May to mid-August; specific starting and ending dates will be negotiated with the selected candidate.

Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to
Shauna Hermel
Angus Journal
3201 Frederick Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

For more information, contact Hermel at 816-383-5270 or shermel@angusjournal.com.

ANGUS GENETICS, INC. INTERNSHIP
Angus Genetics, Inc. is hiring an intern to work from mid-May to mid-August 2013. The intern must be a junior or senior in college with a major related to genetics, beef cattle production or animal breeding. Responsibilities may include fielding breeder questions, data analysis and collection for an industry-relevant project related to Angus genetics.
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013
Download an application here.
Call Tonya Amen at 816-383-5100 for more information.
American Angus Association Activities and Events Department
The American Angus Association Activities and Events Department is offering an internship focused on event planning to a college sophomore, junior or senior who has an interest in agriculture. The internship will provide a highly organized, detail-oriented college student the opportunity to gain experience planning and implementing educational and social events for the Association membership. The qualified candidate should be available to start the position on or before June 1, 2014. Some travel is likely. 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to
Robin Ruff
American Angus Association
3201 Frederick Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO  64506

or email rruff@angus.org. Applications due Feb. 5, 2014.

American Angus Association Junior Activities Department
The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department provides a college sophomore, junior or senior an outstanding opportunity to assist with preparations, communications and correspondence for junior shows and events. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major, and consider themselves a self-starter, detail-oriented and an outgoing individual who has the ability to work well with others. Travel to the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, and other shows and events is expected. The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability.

A cover letter, resume and references are due Feb. 5, 2014, to
Jaclyn Upperman
American Angus Association
3201 Frederick Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

For more information, contact Upperman at 816-383-5100 or jupperman@angus.org.

American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department
The American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is accepting applications from college juniors or seniors studying journalism, agricultural communications or related fields. Applicants should have strong writing and design skills, in addition to having completed coursework in news and feature writing, editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media is an asset in this fast-paced internship. The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability.

Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to
Jena McRell
American Angus Association
3201 Frederick Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

For more information, contact McRell at 816-383-5100 or jmcrell@angus.org


Angus Productions, Inc.
Offering an internship for a college student to be part of the editorial team of various publications. The 10-week, writing-intensive internship offers the intern an opportunity to participate in the Angus Journal and its digital replica, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the ABB Extra, the Angus e-list, editorial websites and social media efforts. Experience in news and feature writing, editing and photography are strongly suggested. The internship spans from late May to mid-August.Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013

For more information, contact Shauna Hermel at 816-383-5270 or shermel@angusjournal.com. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to:
Shauna Hermel
Angus Productions, Inc.
3201 Frederick Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
Premium Standard Farms Swine Production Summer Internship
This is a paid 10-week internship located in Missouri. Interns are exposed to both sow and grow-finish operations and will gain experience in breeding, farrowing, nursery and the finishing process. They will also get to work with support services, touring and operations such as the fertilizer plant, feed mills and truck washes. For more information,
visit http://pigcareers.com/job/swine-production-summer-internship/
or contact Tiffany Berndt at tiffany.berndt@psfarms.com
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Premium Standard Farms
Attention: Tiffany Berndt
PO Box 194
Princeton, MO 64673
Christensen Farms Swine Production Internship
This is an eight-week internship located in Minnesota. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of swine production, including genetics, sow breeding, farrowing and health strategies. Interns will also learn about issues in the pork industry such as food safety, animal welfare, quality, public relations, economics, environmental initiatives and employee relations.
For more information, call 1-800-889-8531.
Apply online at www.christensenfarms.com.

New Fashion Pork Computer Programming Intern
Intern will be responsible for developing, writing, testing, deploying and maintaining computer software, documentation of processes and following instructions from a supervisor. Intern must have familiarity with Windows operating system, Visual Basic DotNet, Crystal Reports, SQL Server/Transact SQL, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Access.
Apply online at www.nfpinc.com

New Fashion Pork Agronomy/Environmental Intern
This is a 12-week paid internship located in Minnesota. Intern will assist in scouting farm fields, communicating with contract growers, regulators and consultants and will track and record farm activities. Intern will also assist in developing and maintaining nutrient management plans, database systems, new site development, sampling programs, retention and maintenance of company records and protocols and field research.

For more information, visit http://pigcareers.com/job/agronomyenvironmental-internship/. Apply online at www.nfpinc.com.

Hormel Foods Quality and Process Control Intern
Intern will gain experience in food product manufacturing, supporting management in implementation of food safety and quality processes. Intern is responsible for consulting with management regarding food safety or quality issues, providing leadership on food safety and quality, implementing HACCP program and overseeing sanitation procedures, collecting and analyzing data for new or modified product lines, managing quality auditors and working with USDA.

Apply online at www.hormelfoods.com/careers

SOMBRERO RANCHES EQUINE INTERNSHIPS
Sombrero Ranches, one of the country's largest guest horse operations, is hiring wranglers for the summer 2014 season. Most wranglers stay for a 90-day period but there are opportunities to extend the stay. Living quarters and meals are provided. Applicants must have knowledge and experience with horses and working with people.
Applicants must provide a completed application (click here to download), a paper detailing equine experience, a letter of reference and a full-length photograph.

For more information, contact Kristyn Smith at jobs@sombrero.com or 970-586-4577.
Send applications to Sombrero Ranches, 1895 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Deadline: Feb. 20, 2014


Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center Summer Staff
SApplicants should be rising college sophomores or above who enjoy working with youth, have an outstanding work ethic, exhibit high moral character, thrive in a team atmosphere, have a positive attitude and are able to handle the responsibility and stress of camp life. Camp staffers will provide a safe and enjoyable environment for campers and will serve as positive role models. Program dates are May 5 - 10, May 12 - 17 and May 20 through July 19.

To apply, visit http://www.georgiaffacamp.org/SummerStaff.htm. For more information, contact Russel Towns, camp manager, at 770-786-6926 ext. 4 or at rtowns@gaaged.org.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2013
 

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