KCA Announces 2022-2023 Scholarship Programs: Deadline is March 31, 2022
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, Go Bob Pipe & Steel, Nathan Pike Memorial, 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 the Fall 2022.
The following must be met or completed to be considered for an award: The 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 2022.
The applicant must write a short essay on one of the following topics. The essay must be 250 - 500 words.
a. Describe how vertical integration both positively and negatively impacts beef cattle production.
b. How might the Beef Checkoff be reformed to better represent independent cattle producer interests?
Additionally, the applicant must completely fill out the application form, including signatures from respective schools, and return it to the KCA office by March 31, 2022. A valid and up-to-date transcript and resume are also required.
The full application and requirements for application are available on the KCA website at www.kansascattlemen.com/scholarship.