1. Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in South Dakota. 2. Student must be a resident of the state of South Dakota.3. Demonstrate interest in future involvement in the South Dakota beef industry.4. Demonstrate interest in taking leadership roles in agricultural based organizations in South Dakota.5. Demonstrated volunteerism.6. Completion of a 500-800 word essay on the topic: “What growth opportunities do you see for the beef industry in South Dakota and how you will be positioned to help it?” This must be submitted below.7. Two letters of reference describing your involvement in the South Dakota beef industry. 8. 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 2017 Prime Time Gala that will be held on June 17, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.