1. Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in South Dakota. 2. Student must be a resident of the state of South Dakota.3. Submission of resume. 4. Completion of a 500-800 word essay on the topic: “What do you see as the greatest threat to the beef business in South Dakota and what can you do to help our industry overcome it?" This must be submitted below.5. A list of four (4) references, complete with first name, last name, relationship to reference, phone number and email address of each reference. 6. A letter of reference from one (1) of the above references describing your involvement in the South Dakota beef industry.7. Past scholarship award recipients are not eligible.
Scholarship winners will be determined by a committee from the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation and industry personnel based on excellence demonstrated in the above criteria. Finalists will be announced prior, with the recipients being announced at the 2018 Prime Time Gala that will be held on June 23, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.