The Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities for youth involved in the beef industry, including:

Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Extravaganza: REGISTRATION DUE NOV. 1

The Beef Scholarship Extravaganza is one of the most challenging and rewarding youth cattle competitions in the nation. Young people who participate in this event reap the benefits of their preparation long after the competition is over. Registration is due Nov. 1. 

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who test their knowledge on beef industry and beef cattle management issues. Stations cover the following beef industry topics: Credit and Finance, Seedstock Merchandising, Nutrition, Reproduction, Industry Issues and Advocacy, Marketing, Beef Management, Health, Job Interview, 
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The top four teams receive college scholarships at the conclusion of the event.Click here for more info.

Youth Beef Team Scholarship: Up to three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the top individuals who earn the most points in the Scholarship Contest. An additional $500 will be awarded to any $1000 scholarship winner who has completed the MBA course (Master of Beef Advocacy-online course) before the judging of the scholarship contest.

All applicants for the Youth Beef Team Scholarships must have received training as an Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Youth Beef Team Member OR served as a County Beef Ambassador, Queen or Princess OR completed the Master of Beef Advocacy program. Applicants must graduate from high school in 2018. You must be present to win. Click here to apply.

Maynard Jayne Scholarship: APPLICATIONS DUE NOV. 1

Maynard Jayne, member of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association Hall of Fame, was a former lobbyist for the Iowa Cattlemen's Association. Following his death in 2016, a scholarship endowment was set up in his honor through the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation.

The endowment will provide for one $2000 scholarship annually. "Jayne Scholars" must be full-time students at an accredited not-for-profit college or university in the state of Iowa, and must demonstrate financial need. Click here to apply.