OCA seeks applicants for stewardship fund scholarship

Mar 12, 2010
by WLJ

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund Scholarships are available to current Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) members and members of their family. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level and enrolled fulltime at a community college or university for the 2010/2011 academic year. All majors are encouraged to apply, however, some relevance to the livestock industry must be demonstrated.

As many as five scholarships totaling up to $5,000 will be awarded for the 2010/2011 academic year. Two additional $500 scholarships sponsored by Western Stockmen’s and Simplot will be awarded to applicants for winter and spring term 2011.

“We are thrilled to support the growth and development of the next generation of ranchers,” said Kay Teisl, executive director of OCA. “This gives us an opportunity to support these young leaders to develop an understanding of all aspects of the industry, ranging from issues management to production, and research to marketing.”

The application is available at www.orcattle.com or by contacting the OCA office at 503/361-8941, and must be received no later than April 30, 2010. All recipients will be notified by June 4, 2010. — WLJ