Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) is now accepting applications for its annual Colvin Scholarship, awarded to college juniors, seniors and graduate students committed to the beef industry.

The Colvin Fund honors CAB co-founder and executive director of 21 years, Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, for his dedication to the brand, carrying on his legacy of inspiring others to achieve and to be their best.

This year’s Fund features a record amount of up to $40,000.

Five undergraduate scholarships in the amounts of $7,500, $6,500, $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000, total $26,000. Juniors and seniors who have shown that commitment through coursework or extracurricular activities should apply by Jan. 15, 2018.

Submit two essays along with a transcript copy and two recommendation letters. The first is a 1,000-word response to the prompt, “Over the next 10 years, what marketing strategies can Certified Angus Beef LLC develop to meet the demands of the rapidly changing global demographics and to keep up with future expansion?” The second is a 500-word response to, “Why are you pursuing the career path you have selected?”

“The Colvin Scholarship was instrumental to my success at Ohio State during my final three years of college,” said Sierra Jepsen, the 2016 undergraduate first-place winner. “Funding from the Colvin Scholarship allowed me to travel abroad to Brazil, and gave me the gift of time to join the 2016 meats judging team and to be a more devoted president to the Ohio Collegiate Cattle Association rather than taking on an additional job. As a direct result of this scholarship, I was able to graduate debt free, and have built lasting relationships with the folks behind the Certified Angus Beef brand.”

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