Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation offers scholarships
The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships that are available to qualified youth in Nebraska who have an interest in the beef industry. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year and are provided through contributions received by the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation. Scholarships ($1,000 maximum) are available from the following NCF funds:
--Robert E. Lute II Memorial;
--Frank and Shirley Sibert;
--Bell Heller Memorial;
--Donavan Yoachim Memorial;
--Vance Uden Memorial (UNL Senior Livestock Evaluation Team Member);
--Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit (Meat or Food Science Major); and
--Martin Viersen Range Management/Conservation Memorial (Range Management Major).
Scholarship recipients must be a high school senior or college student, have a "C" or higher grade point average, and be enrolled or intend to enroll full-time in any college or university that offers a bachelor degree, an approved vocation or trade school, or a state accredited junior college. Preference will be given to students attending a Nebraska institute of higher learning and preference will be given to students majoring in an agricultural field of study. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, beef industry involvement and goals and quality of application. Applications can be obtained by calling the NCF office at 402-475-2333. Applications are due March 1.
For more information concerning the Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen vice president of operations at 402-475-2333 or Jana Jensen, NCF administrative coordinator at 308-588-6299.