ictured (l to r) are George Sprague, HYFA Vice President and donor for the Bar One Scholarship, and Abigail Spindle, Moriarty, N.M.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High achieving Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships sponsored by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) during the 2021 American Hereford Association Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 22. In a special awards ceremony, $160,000 in scholarships were awarded to 24 Hereford juniors to help support their higher-education goals.
The 2021 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.
Abigail Spindle from Moriarty, N.M., is the 2021 recipient of the $5,000 Bar One Scholarship. She is a master’s student at Texas Tech University, blazing her own trail in the agriculture science program and is the past vice chairman of the NJHA board of directors.
The scholarship fund is the cornerstone of HYFA and countless youth are the benefactors of its mission. This last fiscal year, the foundation celebrated net assets reaching an all time high of 5.4 million dollars and in total $186,000 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.