Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

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The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce it has awarded $54,200 in scholarships to students furthering their education goals in the 2018-2019 academic year.

“The Foundation strongly believes in the importance of a sound education for tomorrow’s industry leaders,” says Scott Knobbe, president of the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation. “Due to the generosity of many donors and the success of our Retail Value Steer Challenge fundraising project, the Foundation is able to provide this funding to these outstanding students to aid in their academic career.”

The 2018 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship was awarded to Hannah Esch of Unadilla. This premier scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship that was established in 2014 to support outstanding junior, senior or graduate level Nebraska resident students enrolled in a Nebraska college or university pursuing a beef industry related degree. Esch will be a junior this fall at the University of Nebraska pursuing an Animal Science degree, with minors in the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars and Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship programs.

In addition to the Beef State Scholarship, the Foundation awarded 41 additional scholarships to the following students:

Chase Albers, Wisner – $1,200 Todd Ricenbaw Memorial Scholarship

Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow – $1,000 West Central Affiliate Scholarship

Mckenzie Beals, Friend – $1,200 Bill Heller Memorial Scholarship

Mekenzie Beattie, Sumner – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Sheldon Beierman, Albion – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Colten Bergt, Amherst – $1,200 Martin Viersen Range Management Memorial Scholarship

Emmet Caldwell, Edgar – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Corey Conway, Campbell – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Kailey Conway, Campbell – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Cassidy Curtis, Royal – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Payton Flower, Scottsbluff – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Austin Freeman, Pierce – $1,200 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit Scholarship

Neleigh Gehl, Ericson – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Kathlyn Hauxwell, McCook – $1,200 Ron and Shirley Huss Scholarship

Colin Ibach, Sumner – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Devin Jakub, Brainard – $1,200 Bill Pullen Scholarship

Marissa Kegley, Kearney – $1,200 Col. Melvin Huss Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Kesterson, Bridgeport – $1,200 Donavan Yoachim Memorial Scholarship

Eric Klitz, West Point – $1,200 Bill Briggs Family Memorial Scholarship

Felicia Knoerzer, Elwood – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Malina Lindstrom, Elm Creek – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Jason Line, Miller – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Kelsey Loseke, Blair – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Shayln Miller, Norfolk – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Amanda Most, Ogallala – $1,200 Frank and Shirley Sibert Scholarship

Krista Ott, Wisner – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Kelsey Phillips, Mullen – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Jason Rainforth, Scribner – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Ralston Ripp, Kearney – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Jessica Rudolph, Gothenburg – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Alyssa Schmale, Carroll – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Ryan Schroeder, Lincoln – $1,200 Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Settje, Raymond – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Renae Sieck, Martell – $1,200 Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship

Isaac Stallbaumer, Oconto – $1,200 Cattlemen’s Open Scholarship

Colton Thompson, Eustis – $1,200 Clarence and Lois Jean Hartmann Scholarship

Emilye Vales, DeWitt – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Logan Van Anne, Gering – $1,200 Jim & Helen Gran Scholarship

Wesley Wach, Wauneta – $1,200 Robert F. Lute II Memorial Scholarship

Maverick Widdowson, Kearney – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

Elizabeth Yrkoski, Fullerton – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship

All scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting in Grand Island, Thursday, June 7, during the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Lunch.

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Established in 1968, the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation’s mission is to advance the future of Nebraska’s Beef industry by investing in research and education programs. The Foundation’s success and its ability to endow scholarships, to sponsor leadership and education programs, assist with research and infrastructure projects has been possible only because of the support from the Nebraska cattle producers and allied industries. As the Foundation grows, expands and moves forward in its mission to raise funds for educational and scientific activities that benefit the state’s beef producers – the board asks you to consider investing in your industry through the Foundation. To donate or for more information concerning the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Vice President of Operations at 402/475-2333 or Jana Jensen, NCF Fundraising Coordinator at 308/588-6299.

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