University of Illinois Scholarship is back!

2025 University of Illinois Scholarship – A Life-Changing Opportunity Awaits!

Are you passionate about livestock and meat judging? Ready to take your skills to the next level and embark on a life-changing adventure? The Angus Foundation is excited to announce the return of the 2025 University of Illinois (UofI) Scholarship, offering a unique opportunity for young Australians to join the esteemed UofI livestock and meat judging teams.  

Over the past 40 years, Australian students have competed for the National Livestock Judging Scholarship, with winners earning the chance to study at the University of Illinois. This scholarship has evolved significantly, with guidance from UofI staff and Angus Australia, becoming one of the most industry-relevant scholarships available to Angus Australia members.  

After a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sad passing of Dr. Doug Parrett, Angus Australia is thrilled to bring back the scholarship for 2025, with grand plans for 2026 and beyond. We extend our deepest gratitude to all who have contributed to this reinvigorated program, especially Professor Dan Shike from the University of Illinois, who has stepped up to facilitate the scholarship in honor of the late Doug Parrett in recent years. Dozens of Australians have benefitted from this opportunity, many of whom have become industry-leading visionaries across the beef supply chain.   

We also wish to thank Greg Chappell from Dulverton Angus for his generous donation to the Angus Foundation last year, which has made the recommencement of this opportunity possible. We are pleased to include Dulverton Angus as a sponsor of the newly revitalized scholarship for 2025.  

Scholarship Details: 

  • Duration: One semester (Early January 2025 – May 2025)
  • Scholarship Amount: $15,000 (towards travel and tuition costs) 
  • Location: University of Illinois, USA 
  • Activities: Participate with the UofI livestock and meat judging teams, attend university classes, live on campus, and travel to various competitions and training events across the United States. 
  • Starting Event: Denver National Western Stock Show, January 2025 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Age: 18 – 25 years old 
  • Membership: Must be a member of Angus Australia 
  • Attributes: Trustworthy, driven, able to work and travel autonomously 
  • Aspirations: Strong interest in livestock and meat judging, with a goal of forging a career in associated industries 

Application Process: 

  1. Submit Application: Provide a detailed resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and experience in livestock and meat judging. 
  2. Interview Process: Shortlisted applicants may undergo an interview process. 

 Application Deadline: 

  • Closing Date: Friday, 16th August 

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to advance your career, gain invaluable experience, and make lasting connections in the livestock and meat judging industry. Apply now and take the first step towards an exciting future with the University of Illinois Scholarship sponsored by the Angus Foundation.  

For more information and to submit your application, please visit Angus Australia’s website or contact Jake Phillips at Angus Australia.