Students pursuing their passion in agriculture have many opportunities to apply for financial help with industry scholarships. Another opportunity for students pursuing a career in the beef industry is the 2022-2023 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Awarded by the the National Cattlemen’s Foundation, 10 scholarships worth $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students passionate about the beef industry.
Eligible applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two- or four-year institution. The application includes a one-page letter expressing their career goals related to the beef industry and a 750-word essay describing an issue in the beef industry and offering solutions to this problem. The applicant or a family member must be a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Introduced in 1989 and sponsored by CME Group, the scholarship identifies and encourages talented students who play an important role in the future of food production. Students studying education, communication, production, research or other areas related to the beef industry are eligible to apply for the annual scholarship program.
The application deadline is November 12, 2021, at midnight Central Time. For more information and to apply, visit the National Cattlemen’s Foundation website. Scholarship winners will be announced during the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, Feb. 1-3, 2022, in Houston, Texas.