Do you have or know a college-bound youngster thinking about a career in the beef industry? A $1,500 scholarship can help a young person get off to a good start. But applicants need to hurry because the deadline is Oct. 5 to apply for the 2008 Beef Industry Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Foundation and the CME Group
Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded. 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 2008-2009 academic year are encouraged to apply.
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 two letters of recommendation.
In addition to a scholarship, the first-place winner will receive airfare and lodging to attend the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Reno, Nev., Feb. 6-9, 2008.
For more information go to www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org/scholarship.aspx, or call 303-850-3345.