Scholarship Deadline August 1

American Junior Southdown Association (AJSA) members from graduated seniors to age 21 are eligible for scholarships through the American Southdown Breeders’ Association (ASBA). Three scholarships of $1,000 are up for grabs.

The ASBA offers scholarships to junior Southdown members to reward their work as Southdown breeders and to encourage participation in Southdown activities. The Scholarship is available to any ASBA junior member who is pursuing an education after high school.

Scholarship Requirements:
 Applicants must be a junior member of the ABSA.
 Applicants must be age 21 or under as of January 1.
 Applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at a college, university or technical school as of September 1, and must intend to enroll in classes at that school the next semester following the application deadline.
 Junior members may re-apply for the scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements for the application year.
 Applications will not be accepted from previous ASBA scholarship winners.

Scholarship Criteria:
 Southdown experiences and achievements 50%
 Leadership and activities within ag-related organizations 30%
 Essay 20%

Application Process:
Applicants must complete the Application Form found here.
 Limit answers to the space provided. You must submit electronically in PDF or Word document form.
 Attach an unofficial copy of most recent transcript, this does not need to be sent from the registrar’s office. If first semester college freshman, attach proof of enrollment and a personal copy of high school transcript. Transcripts must also be sent electronically.
 Attach the two summary pages and one essay page. Do not exceed the length specifications.
 Applications must be electronically submitted no later than August 1 to the ABSA office:

Scholarship winners will be notified by October 1. Scholarship winners who are able to attend will be recognized and scholarships will be awarded during the Southdown Social & Annual Meeting at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.

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