AMES, IOWA High school seniors who have been involved in cattle or beef activities may be eligible for awards from the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation. Eligible students must graduate from high school this year, and meet any of these criteria: received Youth Beef Team training, completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy, or served as a county Beef Queen/Princess/Ambassador.
Candidates will compete for $1,000 scholarships, and up to three scholarships will be awarded. An additional $500 will be awarded to any $1,000 scholarship winner who has completed the online course for MBA (Master of Beef Advocacy) by the time of the personal interviews in April.
Applications for the scholarship must be emailed or postmarked by March 15, 2013. The complete guidelines for the applications can be found at www.iowacattlemensfoundation.org.
Finalists will participate in a personal interview and presentation in Ames, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2013. Each finalist will give a five to eight minute presentation on an issue of their choice that impacts the beef industry, and be interviewed by a panel of judges. Scholarship winners will be announced at the conclusion of the day's events.
Questions about the scholarship program can be directed to Micki Butler, Micki@iabeef.org, or call 515-296-2266.