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 Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship, sponsored by HYFA, is a $2,500 scholarship given in recognition of the many years Bob Kube 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.
Madison Sifford, from Goldvein, Va., is the $2,500 Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship winner. Sifford is the daughter of Stephen and Rosemary Sifford and a junior at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is double majoring in dairy science and communication science and social inquiry. Sifford previously served as the 2019- 2020 Virginia FFA State Vice President and is dedicated to both the Hereford and Holstein breed in her future.
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 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.