​$100,000 Up for Grabs with 2024 Colvin Scholarships

Applications are open through April 30 for Certified Angus Beef’s scholarship fund, supporting college students pursuing food and agriculture.

by Courtney Weekley

March 19, 2024

Continuing to support the next generation of leaders in the beef industry, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) will give a record amount of $100,000 in scholarships across three categories this year. College students with a passion for agriculture and a drive to innovate are encouraged to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

The Colvin Scholarship Fund, named in honor of Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, co-founder and former executive director of CAB, aims to empower students who are dedicated to advancing the beef industry. Over its two-decade legacy, the fund has supported more than one hundred students pursuing their educational and professional goals in agriculture. With increasing support from brand partners, this amount continues to grow. In 2023, the CAB awarded $81,500 to 23 scholars.

 (left to right) Lizzie Schafer, Butler Community College; Madison Bemisderfer, Pennsylvania State University; Keayla Harr, Oklahoma State University at the 2023 Annual Conference Colvin Scholarship Fund Golf Outing.

“The Colvin Scholarship Fund represents our commitment to nurturing the future leaders of the beef industry,” says Danielle Matter, director of brand experience and education. “We are thrilled to increase our support this year, providing even more opportunities for aspiring professionals.”

The 2024 Colvin Scholarship supports the next generation of agricultural leaders who are dedicated to preserving farm and ranch traditions, researching and developing improved beef quality practices and devoting their careers, studies and activities to making the beef industry even better.

The production agriculture, undergraduate and graduate scholarship categories each have unique requirements including essay questions, resumes, and letters of recommendation.

“I want to thank the sponsors so much for giving us the opportunity to continue with the next generation and continue advancing this amazing industry,” Schafer says.

Harr with sponsor at Colvin Scholarship Fund Golf Outing.

Applications for the 2024 Colvin Scholarship will undergo a comprehensive evaluation process, considering factors based upon the applicants’ academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, communication skills and commitment to the beef industry. A selection committee comprised of industry experts and CAB representatives will carefully review each application to identify the most deserving candidates.

Scholarship recipients will receive financial support and the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and mentors. Top-place winners in each category will receive $7,500 USD and an all-expense paid trip to the 2024 CAB Annual Conference in Verona, NY providing them with a platform to connect with professionals from across the beef industry.

Applications for the 2024 Colvin Scholarship are now open and will close April 30. Interested students who live in the U.S. or Canada can apply. Learn more about eligibility criteria and apply by visiting https://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/recruiting/

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