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Welcome NJHA members to the 2018 Fall Hereford Youth Foundation of America Scholarship Application Site 

The Hereford Youth Foundation of America scholarship program is designed to provide recognition for outstanding members of the National Junior Hereford Association. Its purpose is to encourage individual and cooperative effort, enthusiasm, excellence, leadership, academic success and achievement among youth and to develop successful individuals as good leaders for both the Hereford breed and the beef industry.

Fall HYFA Scholarships Include:

  1. Ten $10,000 Vanier Family Scholarships
  2. Two $5,000 EE Ranch Scholarships
  3. One $5,000 Perks Ranch Scholarship
  4. One $5,000 CBY Polled Herefords, Bob & Dolores Call Scholarship
  5. One $5,000 Ball Foundation/ Cottonwood Springs Farm Scholarship 9.
  6. One $4,000 Bar One Ranch, In Memory of Ken Tracy Scholarship
  7. 5. One $2,500 Whitehead Ranches Scholarship
  8. One $2,500 Fauquier Farms, Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship
  9. One $2,500 Randy & Kelly Owen Scholarship
  10. One $2,500 Blin Family Scholarship
  11. One $2,500 Larson Polled Herefords Scholarship


  1. Applicant must be a NJHA member in good standing.
  2. Applicant must be a paid member for the past three consecutive years.
  3. All scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a four- year accredited university, junior/ community college and/ or a technical institution.
  4. All applicants must have maintained at least a “C” or 2 .0 grade point average. A current academic transcript must accompany the application.
  5. Applicants meeting the necessary requirements can apply any number of times provided they maintain the required academic standards. A new application must be submitted each year.
  6. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and we advise a family member, teacher or advisor review your application prior to submission.


  1. Submit online application through by Sept. 1.
  2. Submit high school or college transcripts, whichever is applicable. Also submit acceptance letter into college if just entering or transferring into a four- year university.
  3. Submit two “current” letters of recommendation.
  4. Submit a 5×7 photo of the applicant (color or black- and- white are permissible)
  5. After applications are received and reviewed the top applicants will be notified and Zoom online interviews will be conducted to finalize the selection process.
  6. Winners will be notified following the application deadline. Scholarship will be awarded in Kansas City, Mo., during the AHA Annual Meeting. It is strongly recommended that you be in attendance to accept your scholarship award.


Gary Bishop, an Oklahoma native, first began working for the American Hereford Association in 1973 serving in the capacities of assistant director of Total Performance Records, director of feedlot and carcass programs and director of field services. He also served as director of youth activities, a job that he held in high esteem throughout his life, as he dedicated much of his energy working for the betterment of the Hereford youth organization.

A former junior director sums up Gary’s impact with this statement: “I and many others who were privileged to know and learn from (Gary). We will honor him by continuing to practice the inspiring characteristics that he taught. I was terribly shy, but he never gave up on me and kept pushing me out there until I realized that I could do it. It’s hard to think of anybody who loved raising good cattle and helping good kids more than Gary Bishop.”

Bishop left the AHA in 1983 to manage the family’s large purebred and commercial Hereford ranching operation in Montana. He was actively engaged in community organizations, particularly his church and the 4-H program. Alway sinnovative and in pursuit of a new challenge, he helped many youths step out of their comfort zone to reach new heights. He rejoined AHA in 2000 as director of breed improvement.

Gary passed away Dec. 17, 2002, after fighting a battle with cancer that he met with strength and determination. His many friends called him hard working, dedicated, faithful, determined, a perfectionist and a true gentleman who came to work each day until the end with a gentle smile on his face and ready to face the challenges of the day; a man of principle, whose character was complemented by his capability; that he was a friend to all who knew him and always had kind words to say- even when the going got tough. This scholarship is designed to recognize those youth who demonstrate many of the same qualities that Gary demonstrated.

A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving member of the NJHA to continue financing their college education. This scholarship will be funded through the Hereford Youth Foundation of America.


  1. Applicant must be a NJHA member.
  2. Applicants must be between the ages of 17-22 years of age and/or have attained the status of a high school senior.
  3. Previous winners are not eligible to receive the award for a second time.


  1. Submit application online through by Sept. 1.
  2. Submit high school or college transcripts, whichever is applicable. Also submit acceptance letter into college if just entering or transferring into a four-year university.
  3. A selection committee will evaluate the application. No interviews will be held.
  4. The scholarship will be awarded in Kansas City, Mo., during the AHA Annual Meeting.

Applications for the fall HYFA Scholarships and Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship are due Sept. 1. All scholarship applications along with letters of reference, transcripts and photos must be filled out and submitted online through the Fluid Review Room
Fall Award Applications — Due Sept. 1st

For scholarship requirements and summaries please visit

For complete information as well as guidelines and requirements to run for a director position please visit

Hereford Review Room Instructions:
Step 1) Make sure to click on the signup button at the top of the page.
Step 2) Once you complete the signup process, you'll get an email to confirm your registration. Make sure to check your spam box just in case! Please add us to your safe sender list so that you can continue to receive messages from us.
Step 3) Upload all application material on the site as per the instructions you'll see when you log in.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:
Amy Cowan, AHA Director of Youth Activities and Foundation, at or

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact and the software application providers can help address your question.