About the Scholarship

The National Cattlemen’s Association along with the CME Group provide scholarship opportunities to students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and further a career in the field of the beef industry.

The CME Beef Industry Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any area of study such as education, production communications, and research and so on related to the beef industry.

The scholarships are offered by the foundation and CME group in order to encourage and support the students who are determined to lead the beef industry.


CME Beef Industry Scholarship Awards

  • The organizations award a scholarship amount of $1500 to 10 eligible students who are selected based on the eligibility criteria set by the scholarship committee.

  • The scholarship program can be renewed by the recipients of previous year scholarship programs.


CME Beef Industry Scholarship Application

The students must go through the eligibility criteria and instructions given before applying for the scholarship program.

The application must include certain important documents such as:

  • The application form, which is available on the official website of the organization.

  • A letter of intent of one page describing the career goals in the beef industry of the student.

  • An essay of 750 words or less based on the topic prompted.

  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors or industry professionals.


CME Beef Industry Scholarship Application Deadline

The application process for the scholarship program will commence on 1st October 2019. The last date of submission of applications will be announced on the official website of the scholarship.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a two or four-year institution of higher education as an undergraduate student.

  •  The applicant must have displayed a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences.

  • The applicant can be a previous scholarship winner.

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