July 14, 2021
Libby Rushton, Waverly, Tenn., Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Illi., were the recipients of the 2021 NOP Founders Scholarship at the 2021 Junior National Hereford Expo. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outstanding Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships …
Libby Rushton, Waverly, Tenn., Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Illi., were the recipients of
the 2021 NOP Founders Scholarship at the 2021 Junior National Hereford Expo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outstanding Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the
2021 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), Hereford Spectacular Awards Ceremony in
Kansas City, Mo., on July 8. The Hereford Youth Foundation of America and the National Hereford
Women awarded $28,000 including two $1,000 NOP Founders scholarships, and will award a total of
$200,000 in 2021 to deserving junior members to aid in their academic endeavors. The NOP Founders
Scholarship is special in that it honors the women who laid the foundation for the National Organization
of Poll-ette’s, which was organized in 1965.
The 2021 NOP Founders Scholarship Recipients are young ladies who both serve as leaders on
the National Junior Hereford Association Board of Directors.
NOP Founders Scholarship Recipients
Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Ill., $1,000
Libby Rushton, Waverly, Tenn., $1,000
Lauren is a sophomore at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign majoring in agricultural
organization and community leadership with a concentration in organizational and community leadership
with many interests post graduation including event planning, advertising/marketing, recruitment and
sales. She is focused on seeking a professional career in agriculture while continuing to be an energetic
advocate for the beef industry.
Libby is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee at Martin majoring in agricultural science while
exploring the option of political science and public relations with the ultimate goal of representing an
agriculture based company or organization in public relations. She plans to always be a cattle producer as
well as a strong supporter and spokesperson for the efficient Hereford breed.
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit
501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the
business of raising Hereford cattle. The mission of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is to
encourage, recognize and reward the development of life skills and values in the next generation of
leaders by providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for Hereford Youth.