5 Scholarships Livestock Kids Need to Know About

Scholarships are God’s gift to college students.

A few scholarships can make the difference between student loans, work-study programs and potentially mounds of debt upon graduation! To help you (students and parents), we’ve compiled a list of scholarships to help you pay for those expensive classes, books, computers and housing.

1. CME Beef Industry Scholarship
Available to graduating high school seniors and full-time students enrolled in two-year or four-year university programs. In 2014, CME is offering 25 – $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences. 

To view application, click here. Applications are due Dec. 13, 2013

2. Embryos on Snow “La Prix Award”
?La Prix? is an essay type contest that seeks to find the young people that have a great deal of ambition, knowledge and ability. The essay contest is not based on writing ability, rather on content, creativity and the future intent of a young person. An applicant may have any goal, collegiate major or career in mind. One winner will be given $10,000 and a runner-up, $3,000.

To view application, click here. Applications are due Dec. 10, 2013.

3. Certified Angus Beef Colvin Scholarship
Developed in 1999 as Louis M. ?Mick? Colvin retired as Executive Director, the scholarship recognizes his role in making dreams a reality and inspiring others to be their best. Colvin co-founded the Certified Angus Beef Program in 1978, leading it to provide the world?s leading brand of fresh beef. The scholarship fund benefits tomorrow?s leaders who are involved in their communities and the beef industry. There are two levels of scholarships, the first being for undergraduate students where 5 winners are acknowledged. Also, there is one graduate level scholarship available for Master’s or PhD candidates.

To view the undergraduate application, click here. Applications are due Dec. 6, 2013.

To view the graduate level application, click here. Applications are due Jan. 10, 2014.

4. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
The organization offers 10 different types of scholarships, including Area Go Texan, Metropolitan, Opportunity, Military, Ruth Hildebrand, School Art, Technical, Texas 4-H, Texas FFA and FCCLA.

All applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior at an eligible school
  • Be a US Citizen and a Texas Resident
  • Complete the most recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Plan to attend an accredited, not-for-profit university in the State of Texas

To apply, click here. Please note that each type of scholarship has it’s own deadlines and regulations.

5. The Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship
In January of 2008, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, Andy passed away at the age of 55.  At that time, the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale instituted a scholarship fund in Andy?s name. Below you will find the criteria and application for that scholarship. The Peek family will announce scholarship recipients during the Red Bluff Bull Sale, the last Saturday in January each year.  To continue Andy?s support of youth programs, this scholarship will be offered annually to students majoring in Agricultural Studies (with a special emphasis in the livestock industry) who share Andy?s desire to work in the industry he dearly loved. 

To apply, click here. Applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2013.

Good luck applying for the above scholarships! Remember to include all requested materials, or else your application will be disqualified!