The Angus Australia Foundation awards the University of Illinois Scholarship to the winner of the Angus Youth National Judging Competition every year.
If you are an aspiring young cattle judge aged between 21 and 30 years, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
The winner of the National Judging Competition will receive a scholarship to travel to the USA and attend the University of Illinois. Whilst in the USA, the recipient will experience a whirlwind of events, from university classes, judging competition and sightseeing around the USA whenever they can.
The recipient of the University of Illinois Scholarship will receive $10,000 to cover the costs of attending the University of Illinois, as well as a variety of Angus Australia promotional clothing.
Whilst in the USA, the recipient will also have the opportunity to compete as part of the University’s livestock judging team and travel right across the country attending judging competitions.
Since the scholarship was established in 1980, many of the winners have returned to Australia to become respected and successful members of the Australian Beef Industry.
Entrants in the Angus Youth National Judging Competition will be required to judge a series of live cattle classes along with a meat cuts section, attend an interview and demonstrate their knowledge of the beef industry during a quiz.
Members of Angus Australia from all states are welcome to enter, however previous judging experience is recommended. There is also no requirement for entrants to be currently undertaking tertiary education in Australia.
The 2019 judging for will take place in Sydney during the Sydney Royal Easter Show Angus Feature Show, on the 10th and 11th of April.