In 2018, over $30,000 in scholarships was awarded. Scholarship amounts and quantities vary year to year. By filling out the CCA standard scholarship application you are eligible for any or all of the following:

CCA Allied Industry Scholarship: Due to the outstanding support of the CCA Allied Industry Council, scholarship assistance is available to students currently enrolled in higher education.

CCA Feeder Council Scholarship: With special assistance and the generosity of Allflex, USA and theCalifornia Cattlemen’s Association Feeder Council, the association is pleased to offer scholarships to students planning to enter a career with a beef cattle orientation.

Hank Stone Memorial California Beef Cattle Improvement Association Scholarship: The outstandingsupport of the California Beef Improvement Association (CBCIA) has made available scholarshipassistance to students interested in beef cattle genetics and/or breeding. Students applying should have a demonstrated a continuing interest in beef cattle.

Tom Grimmius Memorial Scholarship: The family of the late Tom Grimmius will award this annual $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding college student who has plans of working in the beef industry as a producer. This scholarship began in 2013.

Upper division and post-graduate applicants will also automatically be eligible for the:
Livestock Memorial Research Fund Scholarship: The Livestock Memorial Research Fund(LMRF) has provided exceptional scholarship assistance to students currently enrolled in veterinary or other upper division and post-graduate coursework. This scholarship is not awarded each year, but only when an exceptional candidate is identified. The scholarship began in 2018.

Applications must be typed and returned in full to the California Cattlemen’s Association office no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2019 via email to Jenna Chandler at jenna@calcattlemen.org. 


Applicant must be a young, regular or feeder member of the California Cattlemen’sAssociation. No exceptions. If you are not a member, contact the CCA office to join at (916) 444-0845.

  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled university or college student; undergraduate, master, school of law or veterinary student attending or enrolled in a junior college, four-year college, university or law school. Those currently holding upper division status or enrolled in post graduate programs will be automatically applied for LMRF Scholarships. No additional application or supplemental items are required.
  • Applicants must have graduated from a California high school or be an out-of-state student currently attending a California college in order to apply.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a four point scale.
  • Applicant must be studying a major consistent with career goals and should be planning a career associated with the beef cattle industry. This can include, but is not limited to, cattle production, genetics, nutrition, trade, law, agricultural communications, agricultural education, marketing, lending, policy, etc.
  • A typed 1,000-word or less statement outlining career goals and the purpose for applying must be included. Applicant should cite all activities that demonstrate leadership qualities and intellectual growth and breadth of interests.
  • Applicant must be available for a telephone or in-person interview held during CCA & CCW Convention & Trade Show Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, Reno, NV.
  • Applicants are encouraged to interview in person, but phone interviews will be available for those who cannot attend in person.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the applicant’s current school and a letter of recommendation from one other person of the applicant’s choosing must be included. Letters from family members will not be accepted.
  • A copy of the applicant’s current transcripts must also be included indicating academic status and major (if enrolled in college). Transcripts need not be official. Unofficial transcripts obtained from the school’s student website or other student portals will be accepted.
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  • Applications must be typed and returned in full to the California Cattlemen’s Association office no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2019 via email to Jenna Chandler at jenna@calcattlemen.org.
  • Application pieces must be combined into one PDF document to be accepted.
  • Applications will be pre-screened based on the criteria herein and finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview with the selection committee.
  • Recipients of the CCA scholarship program can re-apply the following year.
  • Failure to adhere to any of the previous requirements may result in a disqualification of the application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all information is provided. The CCA office will not contact applicant regarding any missing information.
  • Please note that supplemental materials included with scholarship applications will not be used in the selection of scholarship recipients. Only the materials outlined in this application will be accepted for consideration.
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed at the CCA/CCW Annual Convention in December. In order to receive a scholarship, applicants must be interviewed.


Still have questions? Contact Jenna at jenna@calcattlemen.org.

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