Educational Programs and Internships
The scholarship program of the American Jersey Cattle Association supports educational opportunities for Jersey youth enrolled in post-secondary institutions and also on-farm internships.
APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2017-18 AWARDS HAS CLOSED. Application forms for the next academic year (2018-19) must be submitted to the AJCA office by email or in an envelope bearing a clearly visible, legible postmark on or before July 1. Transcripts and recommendation letters must be received on or before July 7. Application forms will be posted not later than May 1, 2018.
National scholarships that will be awarded for the 2017-18 academic year are:
The Reuben R. Cowles Youth Educational Award is for young Jersey owners from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia who are at least high school seniors but not older than 36 years of age. Award varies by year; 10-year average is $1,300. Closing date: July 1 annually.
About the National Jersey Youth Programs
Organized in 1868, the American Jersey Cattle Association has sponsored educational programs and activities for young people interested in the Jersey breed since 1917. Junior members have the same registration privileges as Lifetime Members, and also the incentives of a comprehensive program leading to national recognition for their achievements with Jersey cattle. These programs include: