KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At the 2022 Western States Hereford Show in Reno, Nev., Dec. 1-4, the first Willard Wolf Memorial Scholarships were awarded to two National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members from the Western States. During the 2021 Western States National Hereford Show and Sale, a scholarship fund was established in the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) in honor of Willard Wolf. Wolf had a career spanning over 33 years with the American Hereford Association, serving the Western Region and touched countless lives of people involved with Hereford cattle even after his retirement. He was instrumental in organizing the show and sale formerly known as the "Nugget" and now the Western States National Hereford Show and Sale. He also took action that established the junior show that is part of the annual event. Wolf was respected by those who had the opportunity to know him and through this scholarship his legacy will continue.
Raney Anderson, Canyon City, Ore., and Lydia Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho., both received $1,500 scholarships in memory of Willard Wolf. Raney Anderson is a senior at Grant Union/Prairie City High School, and highly involved in the Oregon Junior Hereford Association. Lydia Shaw is a recent high school graduate from Parma High School and an active member of the Idaho Junior Hereford Association.
Applications for the next Willard Wolf Memorial Scholarship will be open in the fall of 2023 and are hosted by the Western States Hereford Association and HYFA.
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.