Conditions of Eligibility
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two or four-year institution for the school year.
Graduating high school seniors who have not been accepted to a two or four-year institution must list the school in which the student plans to attend, or has applied to, on the Cover Page. Multiple schools may be listed.
Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences.
Previous scholarship winners are eligible to apply in subsequent years.
The National Cattlemen’s Foundation will administer the program and choose a panel of judges to read the essays and select the winners. Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, grammar, clarity of expression, accuracy, relevance of topic and the solutions offered. Judges decisions are final. The National Cattlemen’s Foundation reserve the right to publish all or any or parts of the essays submitted.
The following percentages of the total score will be used to evaluate application:
Essay – 70%
Letter of intent – 20%
References – 10%
Application Deadline: Check back for the 2016 application date and application (usually in the fall)
Please check website for application requirements.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
National Cattlemen’s Foundation
9110 East Nichols Ave. Suite 300
Centennial, CO 80112
Contact Person: Sue Dolph Manager, Governance
Phone: 303-694-0305 / 303-850-3389