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 forms for the 2019-20 national Jersey scholarships are now posted. Scholarships awarded for 2018-19 were (click here to print list):
The Reuben R. Cowles Youth Educational Award is awarded to 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 $1,250. Closing date: July 1 annually. Application form available here.
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: