Apr 08 2019

Application Deadline for Cattle Growers’ Graduate Scholarship Approaching

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  May 27, 2019 is the deadline to apply for the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC) $1000 Graduate Scholarship.

            “Pursuing a post-graduate degree is something that takes drive and dedication, and it’s not cheap,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay.  “For some careers, it’s a necessity.  We want to encourage students who come from an agricultural background pursue their goals, and at the same time, hope to broaden production agriculture awareness in non-typical agricultural fields.”

            Applicants must be New Mexico residents, have a background in beef cattle production, and be 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.  Scholarship applications are available on the NMCGA website, www.nmagriculture.org, or by calling the office at 505-247-0584.

            “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 May 27, 2019.  They should be sent to: New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, Attention: Graduate Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM  87194.  Applications can also be emailed to nmcga@nmagriculture.org and must be received no later than 11:59 pm on May 27.  The scholarship will be awarded at the NMCGA’s Mid-Year Meeting, scheduled for June 9-11, 2019 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.  

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