OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF), a charitable arm of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), presented $19,750.00 in scholarships to 18 students during the recent Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show.
Three post-graduate scholarships were presented students who have already received a 4-year degree and are enrolled in and/or pursuing a post-graduate degree. Those recipients are listed below.
· $2,500 Richard Gebhart Leadership Legacy Scholarship went to Will Shelby, Madill, OK
· $2,000 Central Life Sciences Scholarship went to Bethany Schultz, Harran, OK
· $2,000 Central Life Sciences Scholarship went to Zane Hilbig, Morrison, OK
Four scholarships were presented to those who completed internships this summer. Those recipients are listed below:
· $2,000 OCA Summer Intern, Blake Breeding, Miami, TX
· $500 OCA Convention and Trade Show AV Intern, Whitney Walker, Prairie Grove, AR
· $1,000 OCF/AQHA/A Bar Ranch Summer Intern, Leslie Smith, Mutual, OK
· $1,000 OCF/AQHA/ A Bar Ranch Summer Intern, Samuel Florrel, Kearney, NE
Eleven other under-graduate scholars were awarded scholarships and those are listed below.
· $1,000 Guy Shull Memorial Scholarship, Karlee Belle Gholson, Waurika, OK
· $1,000 Great Plains Kubota Scholarship, Jenna Steadman, Woodward, OK
· $1,000 Central Life Sciences Scholarship, Kinzie Burtrum, Stillwater, OK
· $1,000 Central Life Sciences Scholarship, Will Shelby, Madill, OK
· $1,000 Central Life Sciences Scholarship, Emma Victery, Ninnekah, OK
· $750 Trade Show Exhibitor Scholarship, Anna Kelsey, Tecumseh, OK
· $750 Trade Show Exhibitor Scholarship, Faith Howe, Sulphur, OK
· $750 Trade Show Exhibitor Scholarship, Sagelyn Budy, Alva, OK
· $500 Great Plains Kubota Scholarship, Callie Clifton, Soper, OK
· $500 Steer Carcass Challenge Scholarship, Cooper Shebester, Alex, OK
· $500 Bedwell Brothers Memorial Scholarship, Joel Pecha, Meno, OK
“Our scholarship pool is diversifying with more dollars up for grabs, additional partners, reenergized donors, and increased opportunity for nontypical postsecondary students and postgrads.” said Taylor Shackelford, OCF Director of Organizational Outreach. “Families, like the Gebharts, Shulls and Bedwells, and corporations, like Central Life Sciences and Great Plains Kubota, believe in our agricultural youth and the Foundation’s mission to preserve the heritage of the West through research and education. The trade show exhibitors tack a little extra onto their expenses to help put three more students through school. OCF scholarship programs boast their successes because of this support system and to play a small role is a true honor.”
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the West and the viability of Oklahoma’s beef cattle industry through research and education. The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation was founded in 1979 and is funded by personal contributions. The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association exists to support and defend the state and nation’s beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities visit www.okcattlemen.org.
–Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation
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