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Foundation Scholarships Available

Several college scholarships are available to beef industry youth through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation in conjunction with the following organizations and individuals. Applications can also be obtained by calling the OCF office at 614-873-6736 or by e-mailing beef@ohiobeef.org. Applications deadlines are noted next to the scholarship names.

Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships Application Foundation Scholarships Application (566 KB)

Use this application to apply for one or more of the following four OCA Foundation Scholarships.

Steve R. Rauch Inc., Benchmark of Excellence Scholarship – Application deadline Oct. 31
The Steve R. Rauch Benchmark of Excellence Scholarship sets the "benchmark for excellence" in agriculture. A $5,000 scholarship will be dispersed over three years to one student enrolled in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Students eligible to apply must currently have sophomore standing at OSU and a 3.0 grade point average (GPA). The scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 upon selection this fall. Upon obtaining junior standing and maintaining a 3.0 GPA, a second award of $1,500 will be made. A final award of $1,500 will be made once senior standing is achieved and a 3.0 GPA is maintained. Previous recipients of the scholarship that are seeking their second and third awards must also submit their most recent college transcripts by October 31. Should one or both second and third year recipients not qualify with a 3.0 GPA, an additional first year scholarship of $2,000 will be presented

Tagged for Greatness Scholarship – Application deadline Oct. 31
Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a college student who is enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is made possible by the sale of Ohio's beef specialty license plates. For more information on purchasing beef plates, call the Foundation office at 614-873-6736.

Cattlemen's Country Club Scholarship – Application deadline Oct. 31

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a college student who is enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is made possible by proceeds from the beef putt-putt golf course at the Ohio State Fair.


Saltwell Expo Scholarship - Application deadline Oct. 31
One $1,000 scholarship is awarded at the Ohio Beef Expo thanks to Saltwell Western Store, owned by Jay and Sally Puzacke, who donated a percentage of sales generated from the official line of clothing sold through Saltwell's trade show booth at the Ohio Beef Expo.

Ohio CattleWomen Scholarships

Ohio CattleWomen Scholarships – Application deadline Dec. 15
Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering their college junior or senior year in the state of Ohio (in Autumn 2014). Priority will be given to applicants attending a school in Ohio. Applicants' majors may vary, however, preference will be given to a major in agriculture, specifically relating to beef. Applicants must be maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher. Call Patti Spengler at 740-472-5313 or visit www.ohiocattlewomen.com for more information.



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