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Date: 9/12/2006

Title: Students Encouraged to Apply for Beef Industry Scholarships

DENVER - Applications are being accepted for  the 2007 Beef Industry Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). All entries must be postmarked by October 10, 2006.

Twenty scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to young people pursuing careers in the beef industry. The program welcomes applications from talented and thoughtful students who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry, either through classes, internships or life experience. Graduating high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a two-year or four-year college for the 2006-2007 academic school year are encouraged to apply.

Applications must include a 750-word essay that identifies a key issue confronting the beef industry and suggests a solution.  Applicants must also submit a letter expressing future career goals, and two letters of recommendation. A full description the scholarship program and submission requirements can be found at the National Cattlemen’s Foundation website: , or by calling 303-850-3388.

In addition to a scholarship, the first-place winner will receive airfare and lodging to attend the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn., January 31 – February 3, 2007.

The Beef Industry Scholarship Program is a cooperative effort of the CME and NCF that was launched in 1989 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Live Cattle Futures Contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  The CME has been a leader in the live cattle market since 1964, and the Beef Industry Scholarship Program exemplifies CME’s commitment to the beef industry. 

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