MERIT AWARD PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Together, the American Simmental Association and the American Simmental/Simbrah Foundation support this Merit Award Scholarship Program each year. Only one award can be achieved per year per applicant. The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Certificates are presented to the winners at the National Classic each year. However, the Silver & Gold scholarship money is not awarded until the recipient has registered and paid tuition to attend a postsecondary institution. At that time, the recipient must send proof of enrollment to the Chief Financial Officer at ASA, Linda Kesler ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). A check will then be forwarded to the recipient

 

Merit Award Guidelines

 

1. BRONZE (Certificate and Bronze Lapel Pin) NEW- Deadline No Later than June 1st.

  • For ASA junior members
  • Recognizes achievement in Association sponsored Simmental/Simbrah activities
  • Application and two (2) letters of recommendation required
  • Selected by American Simmental Association with assistance from State Association.
  • Certificates will be presented at the National Classic each year.
  • Unlimited number of awards/state/year
    One-time award per individual. Completed application and recommendation letters and recent photo (head and shoulders) must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NO LATER THAN JUNE 1 st.

*Bronze award new guidelines will take place starting in 2020

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2. SILVER (Certificate and $2,000 Scholarship)

  • For ASA junior members who are at least 16 years of age by January 1 of the year of application
  • Recognizes achievement in Association sponsored Simmental/Simbrah activities
  • Application and two (2) letters of recommendation required
  • Must have participated in at least 2 Regional or National Events (Regional and National Classics, IGS Summit, and SPC).
  • Selected from among previous Bronze Award winners by an ASA appointed committee.
  • Presented at National Classic
  • Maximum of 11 awards per year
  • One-time award per individual Completed application, recommendation letters and recent photo (head and shoulders) must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NO LATER THAN JUNE 1 st.
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3. GOLD (Certificate and $3,000 Scholarship)

  • For ASA junior members who are at least 16 years of age by January 1 of the year of application
  • Recognizes achievement in Association sponsored Simmental/Simbrah activities
  • Application and 3 letters of recommendation required (including one from a State Senior Association Officer or if no State Association a letter from a Senior State member).
  • Must have participated in at least 3 Regional or National Events (Regional and National Classics, IGS Summit, and SCP).
  • Selected from among previous Silver Award winners by an appointed ASA committee.
  • Presented at National Classic
  • Maximum of five awards per year
  • One-time award per individual Completed application, recommendation letters and recent photo (head and shoulders) must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NO LATER THAN JUNE 1 st.
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Completed application, recommendation letters and recent photo (head & shoulders) must be submitted (postmarked) to the ASA office NO LATER THAN JUNE 1.