KCA Accepting Scholarship Applications through March
As a “for producers, by producers” non-profit organization, KCA 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.
Purpose 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: The following must be met or completed to be considered: 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, 4+ 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 following topics. The essay must be 250 - 500 words. a. The value of beef or protein in a well-balanced diet. b. The value of independent cattle producers to your community. c. How has a lack of effective market competition affected independent cattle marketing?
3. Applicant must completely fill out the application, including signatures from respective schools, and return it to the KCA office by March 31, 2018. 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.
Access application here. Completed applications are to be returned by March 31, 2018 to: Kansas Cattlemen’s Association Attn: Scholarship Program 725 N. Washington St. Junction City, KS 66441
Scholarship recipients will be chosen by the KCA Board of Directors. Recipients will be announced in the summer of 2018. Awards will be issued directly to the attended institution or a check will be made payable to the student and the institution provided by the recipient in their application. Recipients are responsible for providing enrollment verification prior to the August 1, 2018 disbursement date.