LINCOLN — The Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation is accepting scholarships applications for the 2024-2025 academic year from qualified youths in Nebraska with an interest in the beef industry.
“The NCF’s generous donors share the belief that education is fundamental to the future success of the beef cattle industry, and we encourage students to consider applying for one of our scholarships,” said NCF President Loren Berger.
The Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship awards a $10,000 scholarship to an outstanding college junior, senior or graduate-level student. Eligible students must be residents 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 including past achievements and future plans, and academics.
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Completed applications are due in the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation office by close of business Feb. 15. Incomplete applications and applications received after the due date will be disqualified. Finalists will be invited to a personal interview with the selection committee.
NCF offers numerous other $1,000 minimum scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic achievement, beef industry involvement and goals/quality of application. Completed applications are due in the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation office by close of business March 15. Incomplete applications and applications received after the due date will be disqualified. Scholarship recipients must be a high school senior or college student, have a C or higher grade point average, and be enrolled or intending to enroll full time in a college or university that offers a bachelor’s degree, an approved vocation or trade school, or a state-accredited junior college.
Refer to the Nebraska Beef State Scholarship application and the general scholarship application for complete selection requirements. Applications are available on the Nebraska Cattlemen website at https://necattle.memberclicks.net/research-and-education-foundation or can be obtained by contacting the NCF office at 402-475-2333 or NCF@necattlemen.org.
All scholarship winners will be announced during the Nebraska Cattlemen’s annual midyear meeting in June.