The Colvin Scholarship Fund has grown to award higher cash amounts to deserving students. Offered by the Certified Angus Beef brand, the annual awards carry the namesake of Louis M. "Mick" Colvin, the organization's former executive director.
For 2015, $20,000 will be split among five undergraduate awards in the amounts of $6,000, $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000.
College juniors and seniors who have shown a commitment to the beef industry through coursework and industry-related activities are encouraged to submit an application before Dec. 8. These will be evaluated on activities, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters.
"We're looking for a candidate who is going to be the next industry leader and have a big impact on beef production," Colvin says.
A $6,000 graduate-level scholarship will also be awarded to a full-time masters or doctoral student conducting applied research related to high-quality beef production. The deadline for that application is Jan. 12.
Each of the six awards are $1,000 higher for the coming year, to keep pace with rising education costs, and thanks to the generosity of partners in the program.
The top undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 CAB Annual Conference, Sept. 24 -26, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas. The graduate winner will present their research project on some aspect of high-quality beef production and meat science.
Scholarship winners will be announced in February 2015 for those applicants demonstrating a commitment to the beef industry through the pursuit of a meat science, food science, animal science, marketing, business, communications, journalism or other degree related to the beef industry.
Source: Certified Angus Beef