Scholarships

Each year, Sullivan Supply offers 20 scholarships of $1,000 each to youth displaying a great passion for the livestock show industry and/or livestock production. Applications are due March 15 each year, and students can apply online starting January 1st, at www.sullivansupply.com, where they can also download and mail a paper application.

Candidate must be a graduating high school senior or college student 21 years of age or younger; resident of the U.S. or Canada, and not a previous Sullivan Sullivan scholarship winner. An agriculture major or a career goal in livestock is not a requirement but a continued future involvement in the livestock industry is.

Application guidelines include the following: – List or describe your school, community, 4-H and/or FFA involvement. (There is no limit on this essay.) – Describe your involvement and experience in showing and/or raising livestock, along with your future goals and career plans in an essay (no more than two typed pages). – One letter of recommendation must accompany each application. (One only, please.) Applicants must return completed applications and a recent photo by March 15 of the application year by email or U.S. mail. Do not send application in more than once.

The scholarship is funded solely through Sullivan Supply and Sullivan Supply South. The scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of five industry leaders that will be kept confidential to promote objectivity. Members of the Sullivan family or Sullivan Supply employees or immediate family members will not serve on this committee nor will they be eligible to receive the scholarships. All scholarship recipients will be announced on The Pulse at www.SullivanSupply.com on May 1st.

Tyler Allan

Schulenburg, TX

Tyler is a national champion with his cattle and in showmanship but that does not define him. He is a highly accomplished FFA livestock evaluator, tremendous athlete with academic excellence awards. Being one of the best young fitters in the country, rounds out a complete package.

Austin Berenda

Earl Park, IN

Austin is a highly decorated National FFA leader. He is President and on the boards of multiple junior organizations. A tireless work ethic, 4.0 GPA, a list of outstanding community services and activities that make him a genuine all-star in every arena.

Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Justin Shoufler

Tyler Bush

Britton, SD

An All-American 4-H livestock evaluator and winner of the coveted South Dakota U Fit It contest. This sixth generation cattleman has a burning fire to make a big impact on the Angus breed. His commitment to lead a purebred operation is his passion.

Cameron Catrett

Luverne, AL

This Alabama FFA State President, Alabama Junior Cattleman’s Association President, and future veterinarian has developed a love for clipping and fitting cattle as well. Cameron is success driven and can do it all.

Sponsored with Twisted Fitterz Show Supply.

John Gellerman

Petersburg, IL

The humble fighter with passion that won’t give up. John’s bred and owned champions and involvement in nighttime cow checks, responsibilities in the show barn and the cow herd can’t be matched. His love for livestock leads to his motto, “Cattle is life is cattle.”

Macey Goretska

Corydon, IA

A state FFA livestock judging champion, President of her 4-H club, along with Grand Champions at the National Western Stock Show, American Royal, and Iowa State Fair. This Stock Show University Clinic graduate can fit and clip with the best of them.

Blakelee Hayes

Ada, OK

Blakelee blazed her own trail. Her desire to succeed in the livestock ring started at a young age and was her choice. That lead to numerous champions. Her 24-head herd is her bred and owned pride. She is a highly decorated national 4-H and FFA member.

Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Charles Hill.

Kiersten Jass

Garner, IA

Kiersten is the perfect example of what we believe the Sullivan scholarship stands for. Competitive, humble and a true leader that excels with her cow herd, on the American Junior Simmental Board and showmanship. She is responsible for all day to day activities in the show barn and her cow herd.

Ben Jensen

Courtland, KS

Ben is an outstanding example of the Sullivan Supply scholarship program. He is highly successful in multiple arenas, state livestock judging team champion, captain of his football team, president of his 4-H club, scholars bowl captain, FFA awards and champion steer at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show. Ben is that workhorse with integrity that people respect.

Sponsored with Valley Vet Supply.

Kenzie Kretzmeier

Fowler, IN

Powerhouse collegiate livestock evaluator, number one high All-American with Champion teams at both the North American International Livestock Exposition and National Western Stock Show. Past FFA president for the state of Indiana, 4.0 GPA, highly competitive showman in three species.

Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Justin Shoufler

Kathy Lehman

Shelby, OH

A powerhouse junior livestock exhibitor that has had champions at numerous major livestock shows. Yet, the most impressive thing about Kathy is how she quietly does her own daily show barn work and can fit and show with the best of them.

Sponsored with Highland Livestock Supply, White Show Supply, Ohio Valley SHow Supply and Provico Show Supply.

Jake Sims

Edmond, OK

Highly involved Director in Oklahoma Junior Cattleman’s Association and Junior Hereford Association of Oklahoma. National accomplished show wins include: National Hereford Show Heifer of the year, major wins at the American Royal, National Western Stock Show, Oklahoma Youth Expo and Tulsa State Fair. Future pre-med student is as bright as he is competitive.

Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Charles Hill.

Keanna Smith

Ignacio, CO

Keanna focuses on her Simmental bred and owned program. Highlights include breeding a triple crown winning Simmental bull. This American Junior Simmental Association board of trustees member does her own genetic mating selection and has a deep passion for helping others.

Sponsored with Freeman Show Supply.

Garrett Stanfield

Manchester, OH

Garrett believes in giving back with his time to the community and the ag industry. His involvement includes nursing home visits, Ronald McDonald house, American Junior Simmental Association Board and FFA President. Yet, he finds the time to advance his show career by attending Stock Show University Clinics and being the 2016 Ohio State Fair Premier Exhibitor.

Sponsored with Highland Livestock Supply, White Show Supply, Ohio Valley Show Supply and Provico Show Supply.

Cade Van Vliet

Otley, IA

Cade is an outstanding livestock exhibitor with multiple champions at National Western Stock Show, North American International Livestock Exposition and the American Royal. He is the leader and captain of a three-time state champion football team. And rounds it off with numerous junior national team fitting championships. A polite and humble winner.

Mason Walker

Prairie Grove, AR

Many are familiar with Mason’s success on the national show circuit, with over 40 grand champions in 14 different breeds. What’s even more impressive is Mason is one of the nicest young men you will ever meet. His work ethic and respect for fellow exhibitors is unmatched.

Shelby Weinrich

Willows, CA

A powerhouse swine showman with Champions at the World Pork Expo and Arizona National Livestock Show. This future lawyer believes failure is a great motivator and teacher. California Pork Producer’s Junior Board President, 4-H, and FFA President. She is committed to her industry.

Sponsored with Sullivan Supply West

Savannah West

Channing, TX

Can you say Madam President? Savannah is President of Texas Junior Hereford Association, County 4-H Council, her FFA chapter, National Honors Society and her High School class. All this while showing the 2016 and 2017 Hereford Steer Champions at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Hannah Williams

Kearney, NE

This National Junior Hereford Association Board Director and third generation Hereford breeder has been highly involved with a decorated FFA career. She is the winner of elite showmanship competitions and a highly competitive Hereford heifer exhibitor that has turned her interests to embryo transfer, and a possible future vet.

Sydney Zehnder

Stanchfield, MN

President of the Junior Red Angus Event, champion senior showman at the North American Junior Red Angus Event, has shown numerous national level champions in the Red Angus and Charolais breeds. Develops mentoring programs for youth, a true leader.

Kane Aegerter

Seward, NE

This highly involved FFA member has accomplished national awards in FFA and supreme champion females at the nation’s toughest shows all while being a highly competitive athlete.

Ryan Callahan

Edmond, OK

President of both the OK Junior Cattleman’s Association and the OK Junior Angus Association, Ryan has a phenomenal track record at the National Jr. bred and owned show.

Sponsored with Charles Hill Show Supply, Oklahoma.

Austin Cook

Greenbrier, AR

Grand champion state fair heifer, tops in state fair showmanship and excels at genetic selection and raising his own cow herd, heavily involved in National FFA. Austin has a lifetime of raising great ones ahead of him.

Sponsored with Jeremiah Jech Show Supply, Gentry, Arkansas.

Wyatt DeBusk

Paso Robles, CA

This swine exhibitor has excelled at the nation’s toughest shows. Elite livestock judging awards, and elite showmanship wins.

Cagney Effling

Highmore, SD

State livestock judging team championship, FFA president, class president, national champion females, topped off as a famed U-Fit-It champion showman at the SD state fair.

Kaydee Free

Salado, TX

2017 TJAA President, Miss Texas Angus 2016, just to name a few, it is obvious she was born a leader. Exalting this behavior in the show ring and throughout the cattle industry.

Haley Fulk

Lowell, IN

State fair champion steers and all-state athlete. Her 4.1 GPA rounds out her successful resume in stock shows, the classroom and athletics.

Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply.

Taylor Goering

McPerson, KS

A champion showman and a champion volunteer. Leadership and start-up projects for regional and national shows…all this while serving on many national and regional cattle boards.

Sponsored with Valley Vet Supply.

Grant Hubbard

Miami, OK

Class Valedictorian, Oklahoma Limousin Field Day Grand Champion Female 2016, Oklahoma Limousin Breeders Association Vice President and Treasurer 2015-2017, paving his own way.

Sponsored with Charles Hill Show Supply, Oklahoma.

Cheyenne Jones

Covington, KY

From FFA president to 4-H club president this collegiate livestock judging team member and dean’s list student shows some of the most competitive Angus cattle in America.

Sponsored with Champion Show Supply, Kentucky division.

Kinley Kreis

Adamsville, OH

An avid volunteer and tremendous promotor and advocate of the livestock industry. Success in the show ring is evident, but building her own cow herd is the main goal of this future veterinarian.

Sponsored with Ohio Valley Show Supply, Roy White Show Supply, Provico Show Supply, Highland Show Supply.

Mills Meier

Stonewall, TX

“Give it your best and keep moving forward”. Mills is the definition of positivity. He has spent a lot of his time mentoring youth and giving back to his livestock community.

Caitlyn Ochsner

Kersey, CO

Showmanship, national champion heifers, state champion livestock judging team, prom queen, Dean’s list, and district FFA president.

Keaton Otto

Manning, IA

This show cattle lifer has shown some of the best steers in the Midwest but more importantly, he has thrived in the fitting chutes, being one of the best young clippers in America.

Matt Powers

Butler, PA

Working his way through college on cattle ranches and no show industry roots, Matt has earned his stripes the old-fashioned way. A self- taught supreme champion.

Sponsored with Heartfelt Livestock Supply.

Harley Sargent

Dension, TX

Supreme Heifer- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2017 Champion of Breed- Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Houston. Harley is a young lady who has high community involvement, she has a strong love for animals and has been blessed with multiple successes.

Sammi Schrag

Freeman, SD

FFA president, class president, student council, 3.9 GPA, national champions, showmanship supremes.…her success has been earned.

Eli Smallwood

Monticello, GA

Elite livestock evaluator and exhibitor of multiple champions, highly regarded FFA awards and FFA president, yet his best accomplishment may be the accolades from his educators regarding his drive and focus.

Sponsored with Twizted Fitterz Show Supply.

Menzi Spiller

College Station, TX

With goals of becoming a veterinarian, there is no doubt she will reach her dreams. Her dedication has helped her land a spot as a member of the Undergraduate Wool Judging Team at Texas A&M University.

Tejlor Strope

O'Neill, NE

Champion showman national junior heifer shows, state fair grand champion steers, class president with a high GPA and the National Shorthorn Queen.

Madyson Arthur

Chickasha, OK

Madyson has worked hard in every area of agricultural education including the classroom, livestock exhibition, and a number of career development events. She leaves a legacy in the show ring as well as the classroom of selflessness and a desire to do better.

Rylee Barber

Channing, TX

Rylee has shown what it means to be a great leader in both her community as well as the show ring. She currently serves as the president of her FFA chapter. Rylee has exhibited multiple national champions and is one of the best showman int he business.

Rachel Booth

Miami, OK

Rachel serves as a director on the NALJA Board and a national level livestock evaluator. Many champions in the show ring with multiple breeds.

Madison Butler

Vincennes, IN

National junior Angus show junior chairman, Miss American Angus, 4.0 GPA, national level livestock evaluator, grand champion barrow, national Barrow show. Success is earned. Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply

Maddison Caldwell

Elmwood, IL

From a powerhouse cattle family yet Madison blazes her own trail and exhibits national quality show pig champions. Academic excellence and active in leadership roles is her norm. Sponsored with Champion Show Supply

Tyler Clark

Covington, OH

The Clark family exhibited steers at the Ohio state fair 46 consecutive years. In 2015 Tyler wins the crown. Successful in livestock judging and perseverance is his specialty. Sponsored with Ohio Valley Show Supply, Highland, White Show Supply and Proviso

Kagney Collins

Flanagan, IL

Livestock judging, showmanship, Queen duties, showbarn and high community involvement, all while showing national champions. And the Collins family does it all together. Sponsored with Champion Show Supply

Kaly Cone

Portales, NM

Kaly is a 3rd generation stock shower and 4th generation cattle producer who holds numerous offices in many organizations. Her success in the ring is diverse, coming from heifers, steers, dairy cattle, sheep, goats and swine.

Tanner Howey

Rowlett, TX

Tanner has been very successful in and out of the ring. He has a passion for Angus and Simmental cattle and has dedicated many hours to the junior board. Tanner has won many purple banners, but finds more pride in his customer’s success.

Kyle Malaer

Port Lavaca, TX

Kyle is a top competitor in the show ring at major livestock shows. Currently serving as an ambassador in the Calhoun County TX 4-H, he is also a committed member of his livestock judging team.

Taylor Matheny

May's Lick, KY

The NJHA Queen with the work ethic of a cowhand. Throw in Taylor’s volunteer work and you have a superstar. Committed to her family beef operation and educating the youth.

Paul Miller III

Torrington, WY

Competitive spirit carries over to multiple successes. State and national champion cattle, football, livestock judging, team fitting and academics. Success in every arena. Sponsored with Don Bruner Sales.

Jake Nikkel

McPherson, KS

One of the best young fitters in the country, building his own cow herd. National champion cattle, team fitting championships. A competitive individual but win, lose or draw, always a smile. Sponsored with Valley Vet

Macy Perry

Prather, CA

One of the best meats evaluator indviduals in the collegiate arena. Class valedictorian, NJAA board member and building national success with her bred and owned herd. Sponsored with Sullivan Supply West

Brooklyn Pettigrew

Columbia City, IN

The swine or beef sector, success in each field. A nationally accomplished livestock evaluator. It takes tremendous dedication to be high individual overall in Louisville. Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply

Gibson Priest

Cartersville, GA

President is Gibson’s middle name. Carries multiple leadership roles while maintaining competitive livestock and livestock judging. This future ag educator is a national champion showman, tremendous cowman and 2015 AJSA Hersdman of the year. Sponsored with, Twisted South

Lacey Schmitz

Oakes, ND

The fighter with passion that won’t give up. Many obstacles yet triumphs. Gets up daily at 6 am to succeed at her passion. Multiple supreme championships all across North Dakota.

Kelsey Stimpson

Melba, ID

NJHA board of directors, multiple team fitting championships, national champions…with the “born in the barn” statement describes Kelsey to a “T”. Sponsored with Sullivan Supply West

Morgan Thomas

Raymondville, TX

She is a born leader, currently holding offices at chapter and district levels of FFA and is also a 4-H ambassador. She has a gracious attitude whether in a win or a defeat. National level cattle, national level showman.

Maddy Udell

Sioux City, IA

Polite, competitive and talented, Maddy shows national champions in multiple breeds and is an artist with the camera as well. A future junior youth coordinator.

Sara Beanblossom

Bradford, OH

“You go out early in the morning together and you come in together”, a Beanblossom sibling motto that instilled strong work ethic and character in Sara. Soon to follow were national champion showmanship and cattle titles. Doing it all together as a family.

Sponsored with Highland, Ohio Valley, Provico, and White Show Supply

Clayton Boyert

Medina, OH

The epitome of what the Sullivan scholarship stands for. Warm personality, amazing work ethic, distinguished collegiate judging honors and the ability to fit and feed a national champion himself.

Sponsored with Highland, Ohio Valley, Provico, and White Show Supply

Kennedy Core

Pleasantville, IA

The total package – academics, athletics, supreme exhibitor, talented showman and tremendous daily care and fitting ability. Her overall skillset is unmatched in the applicants.

Taylor Marie Dorsey

Eaton, CO

From a distinguished cattle family, yet Taylor blazes her own trail. Top academic excellence, supreme champions and bred and owned champions followed her. The pride of exhibiting home raised livestock drives her.

Sponsored with Don Bruner Sales

Kiley Elder

Ackworth, IA

This future junior breeds assoc. youth director enjoys working with youth at Stock Show U and cattle events across America. Exhibiting major show champion heifers and showmanship championships is her background. Influencing stock show kids positively is her future.

Dulcie R. Fields

Mount Pleasant, TX

Shows ambition and drive in all she does and this has helped her to succeed on many levels. She is the current president of the AJSA. She strives to make a difference in the beef

Elizabeth Heaton

Toulon, IL

One of the outstanding collegiate evaluators in the country. A true leader by example and actions. Past AJMAA president, academically decorated. Her daily show barn commitment lead to multiple national champion females.

Sponsored with Champion Show Supply

Emilee Holt

Caldwell, ID

Lives and breathes the livestock industry. Her own cow herd produces quality commercial bulls in the west and produced a recent national champion heifer bred and showed by Emilee.

Sponsored with Sullivan Supply West

Megan N. Johnson

Beaver, OK

Currently attends OSU studying agricultural communications. She has served as an At-Large Director for and is currently the Vice President of an Executive Committee of the AIJCA. Megan has won many Champion titles all over the US.

Bayley Kroupa

Kimball, SD

A highly active achiever. “Captain” or “president” is her name. Her dedication and work ethic came in handy as a livestock exhibitor. Grand champion steers at NAILE and KC resulted.

Dalton “Ladd” Landgraf

Madill, OK

One of the best young fitters in the country. Served as director of the Oklahoma Junior Maine-Anjou Board, a current director on the AJMAA Board. While maintaining a strong GPA, Ladd has shown across the US with much success.

Isaac McFarland

Keithville, LA

Just last year took on a 4H project called “Tackling Childhood Hunger”. His drive & determination got over 200 tackle boxes filled with food which helped feed the hungry. His list of accomplishments make him a star in and out of the ring!

Sponsored with Triple E Show Supplies

Jessica Middleswarth

Torrington, WY

A top competitor in the show ring competing at the majors year in and out with bred and owned stock. State champion in team fitting and evaluating. This NJHA director is a leader in all she does.

Sponsored with Don Bruner Sales

Ashley Radde

Axtell, TX

A leader in her community and the classroom. She served as President of TJPHA, Junior Director for the TJLA and Vice President of the TCCA, and she currently serves as a Junior Director and Vice President of the TJHA.

Kyle Ramsey

Navasota, TX

A distinguished, dedicated and driven young man. At the top of his class with a 4.8 GPA, while holding a very active schedule. Kyle is a natural born leader representing the “Best of the Best” among his peers.

Trent Ray

Abingdon, IL

Drive and the desire to be his best sets Trent apart. National champion judging team, national champion cattle with national champion fitting ability.

Sponsored with Champion Show Supply

John Reasor

Wildwood, GA

Intense and successful evaluator on a national recognized team. Potent breeder of his own Angus and Shorthorn program. Past director of AJSA and chairman of Georgia junior cattlemen. Future plans…law school focused on Ag policy.

Sponsored with Twisted South Show Supply

Grandy Ruble

Albert Lea, MN

How do you become successful? You quietly work for it. You develop an unmatched eye and hone your cattleman skills in cow-calf, breeding and the show barn. Grady did it the old-fashioned way…he earned it.

Payton Stoppel

Russell, KS

A highly involved AJCA board member with judging accolades from coast to coast. Her multiple champion heifers at junior nationals does not define her. It’s the humble, can-do attitude that does.

Sponsored with Valley Vet

Adrianne Trennepohl

Middletown, IN

Developed her own herd of cattle into national champion genetics. Class valedictorian, president of multiple clubs yet her strongest asset may be the self- motivated hunger that exists with her quick, friendly smile.

Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply