Nebraska Cattlemen scholarship winners
The Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation (NCR&EF) is pleased to announce the winners of the foundation scholarships awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year. Winners will be recognized during the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting June 18 in West Point, NE, during the NCR&EF Luncheon.
The scholarship recipients are: Ellen Hoffschneider, Arlington, NE—$1,000 Bill Heller Memorial Scholarship; Andrew Uden, Elwood, NE—$1,000 Donavan Yoachim Memorial Scholarship; Zachary Adam, Wilcox, NE—$1,000 Robert E. Lute II Scholarship; Melissa Matulka, Thedford, NE—$1,000 Frank and Shirley Sibert
Scholarship; Derek Schroeder, Howells, NE—$1,000 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit Scholarship; Mark Quiring, York, NE—$500 Martin Viersen Range Management/Conservation Scholarship; Laura Maricle, Albion, NE—$500 AgriLabs Scholarship.
“We received more than 30 applications from many wellqualified youth and are extremely pleased to award these scholarships to help these students with their educational goals,” says Jim Ramm, Atkinson, NE, president of NCR&EF. “Nebraska Cattlemen strongly believes in the importance of a sound education for tomorrow’s industry leaders and is pleased to be able to offer these schol arships which are provided through contributions received by the Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation.”
NCR&EF was created in 1968 and has been nurturing important, long-term facets of the cattle industry, education for our future leaders, and promoting needed research. The foundation’s mission is to raise and provide funds for educational and scientific activities that benefit the beef cattle producers in Nebraska, as well as to advance the overall purpose of the Nebraska Cattlemen. Since its inception, NCR&EF has awarded more than $190,000 to students pursuing college educations. — WLJ