KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Logan McFatridge, Otterbein, Ind., was awarded the Bob and Lucy Kube Scholarship during the 2023 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 20. In a special awards ceremony, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and its donors proudly awarded $163,000 in scholarships to 27 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members to help support their higher-education goals.
McFatridge is a junior at Purdue University, majoring in agribusiness with future goals of expanding his own family’s business and cattle operation. Currently the membership chair for the NJHA board of directors, McFatridge focuses his studies and future career goals on both economic and leadership growth.
The 2023 Bob and Lucy Kube Scholarship, sponsored by HYFA, is a $2,500 scholarship given in recognition of the many years Bob Kube from Virgina served on the HYFA board of directors. Kube’s passion for youth and his commitment to future generations is represented in this scholarship that honors a young student who shows leadership outside of the Hereford circles and in their community.
“Going into the future, whether it be in a career or in other activities in my community, my goal is to always try to make a positive impact on somebody,” McFatridge said. “Becoming a mentor is a very important step in life because we have all had mentors of our own at some point.”
“The foundation takes great pride in our scholarship program and the opportunities we are able to provide to assist our young people throughout their college journeys,” says Amy Cowan, AHA’s director of youth activities and foundation. “The selection committee continues to be impressed by the high caliber of applicants and are confident that today’s NJHA members will be tomorrow’s leaders in whatever industry they pursue.”
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 $6.3 million and in total $221,500 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.