KCA accepting scholarship applications through March

As a “for producers, by producers” non-profit organization, Kansas Cattlemen’s Association 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 Kansas Cattlemen’s Association and the Go Bob Pipe & 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 include the following:

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, four-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 three following topics: the value of beef or protein in a well-balanced diet; the value of independent cattle producers to your community or how has a lack of effective market competition affected independent cattle marketing? The essay must be 250—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. 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 extra-curricular 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.