Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Announces Availability of Youth Scholarships

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is accepting applications for scholarships from qualified youth in Nebraska who have an interest in the beef industry. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year and are provided through contributions received by the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation. Applications are available on the Nebraska Cattlemen website (www.nebraskacattlemen.org) or can be obtained by calling the NCF office at 402.475.2333. Completed applications are due March 1, 2014.

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 degree, an approved vocation or trade school, or a state accredited junior college. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, beef industry involvement and goals/quality of application. Refer to NCF application(s) for complete selection requirements.

NCF scholarships ($1,000 maximum) are available from the following funds:

Robert E. Lute II Memorial (High school senior or higher)
Frank and Shirley Sibert (High school senior or higher)
Bell Heller Memorial (High school senior or higher)
Donavan Yoachim Memorial (High school senior or higher)
Cattlemen's Open (High school senior or higher)
Clarence and Lois Jean Hartmann (High school senior or higher)
Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship(s) (High school senior or higher)
Colonel Melvin Huss Memorial (High school senior or higher UNL animal science major)
Ron and Shirley Huss (High school senior or higher UNL animal science major)
Bill Pullen (Junior or higher UNL agriculture major)
Vance Uden Memorial (Junior or higher on UNL Senior Livestock Evaluation Team)
Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit (Junior or higher meat/food science major in Nebraska)
Martin Viersen Range Management/Conservation Memorial (Junior or higher range management/conservation/grazing systems major in Nebraska)

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. For more information concerning the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Vice President of Operations at 402/475-2333 or Jana Jensen, NCF Fundraising Coordinator at 308/588-6299.

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