October 26, 2021
Picture (l to r) are Kathy Buccholz, HYFA scholarship committee, Katie Nolles, Spencer, Neb., and Ray Ramsey, HYFA president.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High achieving Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the 2021 American Hereford Association Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 22. In a special awards ceremony, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and its army of donors proudly awarded $160,000 in scholarships to 24 National Junior Hereford Association members to help support their higher-education goals.
The HYFA Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship designed to provide recognition for outstanding members of the National Junior Hereford Association and encourages individual and cooperative effort, enthusiasm, excellence, leadership, academic success and achievement.
Katie Nolles from Spencer, Neb., is the $2,500 HYFA Scholarship winner. Katie is a master’s student at Chadron State College, with an undergraduate degree in agriculture education from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Nolles is the past National Hereford Queen and a past HYFA scholarship recipient. She is pursuing a master’s degree to work to ensure that every agriculture family will have the support they need to be both physically and mentally healthy.
The scholarship fund is the cornerstone of HYFA and countless youth are the benefactors of its mission. This last fiscal year, the foundation celebrated net assets reaching an all time high of 5.4 million dollars and $186,000 was given back to Hereford youth to assist with their college educations.
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.