Roy A. Wallace Memorial Scholarship Applications Due March 13
The Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Memorial Fund was established to honor the life and career of Roy Wallace.
Wallace, who worked for Select Sires for 40 years, served as vice president of beef programs and devoted his life to the improvement of beef cattle. He became involved with BIF in its infancy and was the only person to attend each of the first 40 BIF conventions. He loved what BIF stood for – bringing together purebred and commercial cattle breeders, academia and breed associations, all committed to improving beef cattle.
Wallace was honored with both the BIF Pioneer Award and BIF Continuing Service Award, and he co-authored the BIF 25-year history, Ideas into Action. This scholarship was established to encourage young men and women interested in beef improvement to pursue those interests as he did, with dedication and passion.
Proceeds from the Roy A. Wallace BIF Memorial Fund will be used to award scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled as full-time students in pursuit of a degree related to the beef industry. Criteria for selection will include demonstrated commitment and service to the industry. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a passion for the areas of beef breeding, genetics and reproduction. Additional considerations will include academic performance, personal character and service to the beef cattle industry.
Two $1,250 scholarships will be offered. One will be awarded to a student currently enrolled as an undergraduate, and one will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program. Click here to download the application form, or download it from the BIF home page, http://www.beefimprovement.org.
The awards will be presented at the 2012 BIF Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, which will be April 18-21 in Houston, TX. For more information about the symposium, including the schedule, hotel and registration information, visit http://www.bifconference.com.
– Select Sires Inc.
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