HYFA Scholarship Committee member, Nancy Keilty, Cedar, Mich., presents her named scholarship to Weston Wolf, Alexandria, Ky., along with HYFA Board President, Ray Ramsey, Greenfield, Ind.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High achieving Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the 2022 American Hereford Association Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 21. In a special awards ceremony, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and its donors proudly awarded $165,000 in scholarships to 28 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members to help support their higher-education goals.
The 2022 Ball Foundation/Cottonwood Springs Farm Scholarship, sponsored by HYFA, is a $5,000 scholarship honoring the legacy of Nancy Keilty’s late father and mother, Ed and Virginia Ball. They instilled in her the mentality of always “leaving the campsite better than you found it,” and this scholarship is designed to recognize a Hereford junior with the same mentality.
Weston Wolf, Alexandria, Ky., is a freshman at the University of Kentucky. This high-achieving freshman is majoring in agricultural economics and minoring in animal science.
“Farm life instills the much needed confidence that one must have to set goals for themselves and to attain them,” said Wolf. “Being raised in this atmosphere helps you to develop the character traits that are needed for success.”
The scholarship fund is the bedrock of HYFA and countless youth are benefactors of its mission. This last fiscal year, the foundation celebrated net assets reaching nearly $5 million and in total $185,000 was given back to Hereford youth to assist with their college educations.
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle. The mission of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is to encourage, recognize and reward the development of life skills and values in the next generation of leaders by providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for Hereford Youth.