HYFA Scholarship Committee members, Nancy Keilty, Cedar, Mich., and George Sprague, Eugene, Ore., present Haley Mouser, Tenstrike, Minn., with her $5,000 scholarship 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 Bar One Ranch Scholarship, sponsored by HYFA, is a $5,000 scholarship offered by George and Karen Sprague of Bar One Ranch in Oregon. The scholarship is in memory of their late friend, Ken Tracy, who was a friend to the entire Hereford breed.
Haley Mouser, Tenstrike, Minn., is the recipient of this memorial scholarship. Mouser is a freshman at Butler Community College, majoring in agribusiness and was just elected to the NJHA board of directors. Her longterm goals are to earn a doctorate in ruminant nutrition and assist with communicating the science of the beef industry to the consumer.
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.