Ten scholarships of $1,500 each are being awarded to outstanding students studying for a future in the beef industry. The awards are sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in cooperation with the National Cattlemen's Foundation to graduating high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students enrolled at two-year or four-year institutions for the 2013-2014 school year.
Deadline for scholarship applications is Dec. 14, 2012.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences. Fields of study for potential scholarship recipients must be related to the beef industry and may include education, communications, production, research or other appropriate areas.
Chairman of the National Cattlemen's Foundation Board of Trustees John Lacey said the scholarship program helps the industry build stronger industry leaders for the future.
"The future of the beef industry is represented in students who are studying to be a part of it," Lacey said. "These scholarships support the work of students dedicating their education to keeping the industry viable. We thank CME for demonstrating its commitment to the beef industry through these National Cattlemen's Foundation scholarships."
All submissions for the 2013-14 CME National Cattlemen's Foundation Scholarship must be postmarked or received via email or fax by Dec. 14, 2012. Applicants must be members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
To download the scholarship application online, visit www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org.