SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In 2021, the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) awarded $63,000 to students studying agriculture. CCA is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022 program through Oct. 1. from current undergraduate and post-graduate students. 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.
Any CCA young, regular or feeder members are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Past scholarship recipients are also eligible to reapply. The application and full eligibility requirements for applying can be found at calcattlemen.org/scholarship.
CCA scholarships not only assist students with their current education and future ventures but help connect them to others involved in the industry.
Grace Woodmansee, the Siskiyou County Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor shares, “I am so grateful for the support I received from the CBCIA Hank Stone Memorial Scholarship and the Livestock Memorial Research Fund as a graduate student. In addition to supporting my education, CCA scholarships provided me the opportunity to travel to conferences and industry meetings to present my research and network with fellow students, scientists and ranchers.”
Past recipients are now employed in various careers within agriculture ranging from education, veterinary practices, animal health and much more.
“This scholarship has helped me finish my bachelor’s degree here at UC Davis as well as help me pursue my passion for educating the young and the future generations of our state. Agriculture has a huge strong hold in following my passion in education,” Catharine Renner, a past recipient and recent graduate said.
Interviews for the awards will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29, during the 106th CCA Convention at the Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nev.
For more information on the application and available scholarships contact CCA Associate Director of Communications Maureen LaGrande at firstname.lastname@example.org.