Scholarships Available: Kansas Cattlemen’s Association offers scholarships

As a “for producers, by producers” non-profit organization, Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) offers education scholarship programs designed to give back to the communities that support KCA and the independent producer. Funding of these programs is made possible by contributions from KCA partnering organizations, membership donations, and county meeting support.

The KCA and the Go Bob Pipe and Steel Scholarship are designed to ease the financial burden of qualified scholars seeking higher education, including: four-year college/university, junior college, vocational/trade, or technical training for the school year beginning this Fall.

Qualifications

The following must be met or completed to be considered:

1. Applicant must be a high school or college student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicant must plan to attend a junior college, 4 plus year college/university, vocational/trade school or enrolled in technical training for the fall of 2018.

2. Applicant must write a short essay on one of the following topics — value of beef or protein in a well-balanced diet; value of independent cattle producers to your community; how a lack of effective market competition affected independent cattle marketing. The essay must be 250 to 500 words.

3. Applicant must completely fill out the application, including signatures from respective schools, and return it to the KCA office by March 31, 2018. Parent signature is required for high school students.

4. Include the applicant’s most recent school transcript.

5. Provide an updated student resume that outlines education achievements, related work experience, and extracurricular activities.

Applications are available at www.kansascattlemen.com/scholarships or by contacting KCA at 785-238-1483. Completed applications are to be returned by March 31, 2018.

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