The United Suffolk Sheep Association offers two scholarships to junior members; Let's Grow Suffolks Scholarship ($1000) and the USSA Scholarship ($1000).

The application deadline for both scholarships is October 1st. Open to United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association members.






2017 USSA Scholarship
There were two $1,000 USSA Scholarships awarded:

Andrew Slack of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is currently attending University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Andrew is majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agri-Business. His future plans include entering into the reproduction and AI field, working with all species, especially cattle and sheep. Additionally, he notes that he would like to grow his own flock up to 100 Suffolk frame ewes and 50 Suffolk based wether ewes. Andrew has shown Suffolk sheep since he was young at the local and national level, including the NAILE and the National Junior Suffolk Show and fits many sheep around the US. He currently is serving a second year as the UJSSA President.
Cody Kinsman of Spring Creek, Nevada is currently attending Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada, majoring in secondary education with a special education endorsement. Outside of college, Cody keeps busy fitting sheep (across the US) and helping local 4-Hers with their sheep projects. Upon graduation, Cody envisions a Masters Degree in education administration in the future. He plans to continue helping local youth with sheep projects, hosting livestock judging teams, coaching public speaking teams and assisting with his high school Ag teacher and their chapter's events.
2017 Let's Grow Suffolks Scholarship
There was one $1,000 Let's Grow Suffolk Scholarship awarded:

Nicole Dittbrenner of Cumberland, Wisconsin is currently attending University of Wisconsin - River Falls, majoring in Animal Science. Upon graduation she plans pursue a career in management or a technical field. Additionally, she plans to continue to grow and improve her own flock, using tools such as ultrasounding, NSIP production records and artificial insemination. She also plans to continue her involvement with helping youth, such as donating lambs through the "Pay it Forward" program, hosting a Disability Hunt on her family's farm and reaching out to help special needs youth with agriculture-related projects. Nicole has shown Suffolk sheep since she was young at the local and national level, including several National Junior Suffolk Shows.
Past Winners:

USSA Scholarship
2016 - Raelynn Thompson, Patoka, IN
2016 - Riggen Zelinsky, Brookings, SD
2015 - Katie Frost, Bloomingbug, OH
2015 - Jaclynn Knutson, Centerville, SD
2014 - Jennifer Frost, Bloomingbug, OH
2014 - Christopher MacCauley, Atglen, PA
2013 - Katelyn Gnegy, Oakland, MD
2013 - Kyle Baubonis, Union, ME

Let's Grow Suffolks Scholarship
2016 - Alison Knutson, Centerville, SD
2015 - Grant Friesen, Carthage, IN
2014 - Katie Frost, Bloomingbug, OH
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