NEW ORLEANS — Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and one each from Iowa State University and Kansas State University were among 10 recipients of $1,500 scholarships awarded by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. The scholarships are sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME).

Sydni Lienemann and Shaye Koester from UNL, Lauren Mosher from Iowa State and Grady Woodard from K-State earned the scholarships.

Also receiving a trip to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, La., Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 as the overall winner of the scholarship was Olivia Willrett of Illinois, who is a student at Colorado State University. Willrett wrote an essay for her scholarship entry titled “Tracing Beef from Farm to Fork.”

The other scholarships were awarded to Katie Gardner, University of Arkansas; Ryan Beany, University of Florida; Bailey Morrell, Colorado State University; Shelby Souva, Lansing Community College, and Nolan Newman, Ohio State University.