Past Recipients

Outstanding Students Awarded CME Beef Industry Scholarship

Ten outstanding college students will be awarded $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, Calif. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.

In addition to the $1,500 scholarship, Hendrix receives a trip to San Diego, Calif., for the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show where he will be recognized at the Best of Beef Awards Breakfast. Hendrix will attend Texas Tech University next fall to study Agriculture Education with aspirations to continue breeding and raising quality cattle. He also hopes to start a show cattle business someday.

 
Case Hendrix
Texas Tech University
Princeton, TX

 The CME Beef Industry Scholarship was introduced in 1989 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Live Cattle futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It recognizes and encourages talented students who will one day be industry leaders.

“The CME Beef Industry Scholarship enables us to invest in the next generation of our nation’s food producers, while helping them understand the importance of risk management to the beef industry,” said Tim Andriesen, CME Group Managing Director of Agricultural Commodities.”

Other 2016 CME Scholarship winners were:

 
Denton Diggs
University of Missouri
Moundville, MO


Sierra Jepson
The Ohio State University
Amanda, OH


Kacey Koester
North Dakota State University
Steele, ND


Abby Marion
University of Florida
Deltona, FL


Garrett Nichols
Iowa State University
Marshalltown, IA


Michael Olson
Kansas State University
Olsburg, KS

 
Lena Sanchez
New Mexico State University
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM


Will Schaffer
Oklahoma State University
Carthage, MO


Alexis Strickland
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Both National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the CME Group have missions that stress commitment to the future of the cattle industry and continued recognition and support of outstanding youth in the beef community.

2015 Beef Industry Scholarship Winners 

Ten outstanding college students were awarded $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 6. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. 

The overall essay winner, Laura Gorecki of Farewell, Neb., was also awarded a trip to the convention in San Antonio. Other 2015 CME Scholarship winners were:

 
Jessica Beer, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Sierra Jepson, The Ohio State University, Amanda, OH
Kacey Koester, North Dakota State University, Steele, ND
Jenna Lansing, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Kierra Leddy, South Dakota State University, Stockholm, SD
Maci Lienemann, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Princeton, NE
Patrick Linnell, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Katie Miller, Blackhawk College, Cambridge, IL
Kate Schaffer, Redlands Community College, Carthage, MO

2014 Beef Industry Scholarship Winners 

In honor of the 25th anniversary, 25 outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by the CME Group and the National Cattlemen's Foundation. 

The overall scholarship winner, Garrett Kays, a student at Kansas State University, was awarded an all expense paid trip to the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, TN. 

Jessica Beer - Texas A&M University  
Julie Choate - Missouri State University
Samantha Dailey - University of Florida
Kelly Garrett - Texas A&M University
Kaylyn Groce - Oklahoma State University
Kyle Herbrand - The University of WI - Platteville
Sarah Anne Johnson - Ohio State University
Jenna Lansing - Iowa State University
Valene Lickley - Colorado State University
Maci Lienemann - University of Nebraska
Chandler Mulvaney - Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Elizabeth Nixon - Butler Community College
Taylor Ohlde - Hutchinson Community College
Kim Rounds - Colorado State University
Shelby Schiefelbein - Texas A&M University
Madeline Schultz - South Dakota State University
Andrew Simon - Louisiana State University
Courtney Souva - Michigan State University
Cassie Spear - Colorado State University
Jessica Spear - Colorado State Univeristy
Renae Tokach - Kansas State University
Katelyn Vincent - Kansas State University 
Aaron Weaver - Abraham Baldwim Agr. College
Evan Woodbury - Kansas State University

2013 Beef Industry Scholarship Winners

Ten outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded a $1,500 scholarship provided by the CME Group and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. The CME Group has sponsored this scholarship program for 24 years. Each scholarship winner wrote a 750-word essay that identified key issues confronting the beef industry, and suggested possible ways of dealing with those issues.

The overall scholarship winner, Reagan Kays, a student at Kansas State University, was awarded an all expense paid trip to the 2013 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Tampa, Florida where he was recognized during the Celebration of Excellence – Best of Beef Breakfast on Feburay 6.  

 The other nine recipients are:  
 Katelyn Vincent -- Kansas State University
 Lindsay Rae Upperman – Butler Community College, Kansas
 Troy Spencer Highsmith – Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Georgia
 Evan Manuel Woodbury – Kansas State University
 Walker B. Milhoan – University of Montana
 Katelin Young – University of Idaho
 Taylor Paige Harms – Kansas State University
 Tell Runyan – Oklahoma State University
 Morgan Tomson – South Decatur High School, Indiana 

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