Students Encouraged to Apply for Beef Industry Scholarships

November 10, 2009 06:00 PM

Source: National Cattlemen's Foundation press release

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 Beef Industry Scholarship program, sponsored by the CME Group and presented by the National Cattlemen's Foundation. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2009.

Ten scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to young people pursuing careers in the beef industry. The program encourages talented and thoughtful students who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry, either through classes, internships or life experience. Graduating high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a two-year or four-year college for the 2010-2011 academic school year are eligible to apply. Applicants or their families must be members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to receive the scholarship. 

Applications must include a 750-word essay that identifies a key issue confronting the beef industry and suggests a solution.  Applicants must also submit a letter expressing future career goals and provide two letters of recommendation.  A full description of the scholarship program, submission requirements and an online application can be found at National Cattlemen's Foundation or by calling 303-694-0305.

In addition to a scholarship, the first-place winner will receive airfare and lodging to attend the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 27–30.

Launched in 1989 as part of the 25th anniversary of the Live Cattle Futures Contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Beef Industry Scholarship program is a partnership effort of the CME Group and the National Cattlemen's Foundation. CME Group has been a leader in the live cattle market since 1964, and the Beef Industry Scholarship Program exemplifies their commitment to the beef industry. 


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