(Sept. 12, 2006) - Applications are being accepted for the 2007 Beef Industry Scholarship Program,
sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Foundation (NCF) and the Chicago Mercantile
Exchange (CME). All entries must be postmarked by October 10, 2006.
Twenty scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to young people pursuing
careers in the beef industry. The program welcomes applications from talented
and thoughtful students who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in
the beef industry, either through classes, internships or life experience.
Graduating high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students enrolled
at a two-year or four-year college for the 2006-2007 academic school year
are encouraged to apply.
Applications must include a 750-word essay that identifies a key issue confronting
the beef industry and suggests a solution. Applicants must also submit a letter
expressing future career goals, and two letters of recommendation. A full
description the scholarship program and submission requirements can be found
at the National Cattlemen's Foundation website: www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org/scholarship.aspx
, or by calling 303-850-3388.
In addition to a scholarship, the first-place winner will receive airfare and
lodging to attend the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in
Nashville, Tenn., January 31 – February 3, 2007.
The Beef Industry Scholarship Program is a cooperative effort of the CME and
NCF that was launched in 1989 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Live
Cattle Futures Contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The CME has been
a leader in the live cattle market since 1964, and the Beef Industry Scholarship
Program exemplifies CME's commitment to the beef industry.
The National Cattlemen's Foundation advances the future of the beef industry
with passion and urgency for the benefit of consumers and cattlemen.
CME is a diversified marketplace offering futures and options contracts on livestock,
lumber, stock indexes, interest rates and currencies.