DENVER — The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting applications for 2020-2021 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group.

Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry.

“CME Group is pleased to support the next generation of cattlemen and women, while promoting participation in an industry that is critical to feeding the world,” said Tim Andriesen, CME Group agricultural products managing director.

“During the nearly three decades of partnership with the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and NCBA, we’ve worked together to strengthen the education of tomorrow’s industry leaders on risk management in the beef industry.”

The CME Beef Industry Scholarship was first introduced in 1989. Today, the scholarship recognizes and encourages talented students who will each play an important role in the future of food production in America.

Students studying education, communication, production, research or other areas related to the beef industry should consider applying for the scholarship.

Applicants for the 2020-2021 scholarship must submit a one-page letter expressing their career goals related to the beef industry. Students also must write a 750-word essay describing an issue in the beef industry and offering solutions to this problem. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two- or four-year college.

Online applications should be submitted by Nov. 8.

Scholarship winners will be announced in January and recognition will be given in San Antonio, Texas, during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.

For more information, visit www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org.

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