May 14 2018

NMCGA Graduate Scholarship

 

Application Deadline for Cattle Growers’ Graduate Scholarship Approaching

            June 1 is the deadline to apply for the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC) $1000 Graduate Scholarship.

            “With this scholarship, we want to help young people who come from an agricultural background further their education,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay.  “As they pursue those advanced degrees, we hope to also broaden production agriculture awareness in non-typical agricultural fields.”

            Applicants must be New Mexico residents, have a background in beef cattle production, and pursuing a post-graduate degree.  Financial need will be considered, but is not a prerequisite.  Preference will be given to NMCGA members and their families.

            “We encourage all interested students to apply,” said President Sidwell.  “There’s nothing easy – financially or otherwise – about post-graduate studies, and we want to do all we can to help students who are making that effort.”

            Applications must be received in the NMCGA office by June 1, 2018.  They may be postmarked that day or sent via email to nmcga@nmagriculture.org by midnight on that date. Applications should be sent to: New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, Attention: Graduate Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM  87194. The scholarship will be awarded at the NMCGA’s Mid-Year Meeting, scheduled for June 10 through 12 in Ruidoso.

            The NMCGA has represented the ranchers in New Mexico and the West since 1914 and has members in all 33 of the state’s counties as well as some 19 other states. The Association participates in venues necessary to protect beef producers and private property rights including litigation, state and federal legislation and regulatory affairs.     

  Click here for scholarship application.     

For further information, contact:  Caren Cowan

505.247.0584 phone / nmcga@nmagriculture.org email