Neb. Cattlemen Foundation announces scholarship
October 16, 2014
The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation is excited to announce the creation of the "Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship" that will award an annual $10,000 scholarship to an outstanding junior, senior or graduate level student. Eligible students must be a resident of Nebraska and be enrolled in a Nebraska college or university pursuing a beef industry related degree. The scholarship will be awarded based on student need, Nebraska beef industry involvement (past achievements and future plans) and academics. Students will be required to complete a written application and finalists will be invited to interview with the selection committee. The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation is establishing this scholarship account with $50,000 and is asking for donors to help to fully endow this scholarship at $250,000.
"With beef production the number one industry in Nebraska and as Nebraska becomes the beef epicenter of the United States, it is more important now, more than ever before, to reward our future beef industry leaders who will have an impact on the Nebraska beef industry," says Scott Langemeier, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation President.
The first Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2015. Applications for the scholarship will be available from the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation January 1, 2015.
For more information on this scholarship and how you can donate, please contact Jana Jensen, NCF Fundraising Coordinator at 308/588-6299, email@example.com or Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Vice President of Operations at 402/475-2333, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation was created in 1968 and has been nurturing important, long term facets of the cattle industry, education for our future leaders and promoting needed research. The Foundation's mission is to advance the future of Nebraska's Beef Industry by investing in research and education programs.
–Nebraska Cattlemen's Association