Graduating Senior and Under-Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) is eager to distribute more than $23,000 in scholarships to students in 2020. The scholarships are available for current college students at an Oklahoma college or university with definite plans to continue in the fall or graduating high school seniors who have an interest in the beef cattle industry.   

“The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the West and the viability of Oklahoma’s beef cattle industry through research and education,” said Taylor Shackelford, OCF Coordinator.  “I cannot think of a better way to preserve our industry than by investing in young people that display a sincere interest in cattle and Oklahoma ranching.”

The application is open January 12 - March 12, 2020.

Students fill out 1 application to apply for multiple scholarships.  The link below will take you to a submission portal hosted by the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma.  Applicants will need to create a free account, then scroll through the list to find "Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Scholarships".

Scholarships will be presented at the 68th Annual OCA Convention & Trade Show, July 24-25, 2020. Ranch Rodeo Scholarships will be presented at the 36th Annual OCA Ranch Rodeo, August 21-22, 2020.

Click here to access the submission portal.

 Post Graduate School - Gebhart Legacy Scholarship

 

 

 

The Richard Gebhart Legacy Post Graduate Annual Scholarship provides $2,500 to a student who has already received a 4-year degree and in is enrolled in and/or pursuing a post-graduate degree (Master’s, PhD, Law Degree, Etc.).

The Gebhart Legacy Scholarship Fund is administrated through the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF).  Applicants must be able to show experience and involvement in cattle industry leadership activities and must be members in good standing of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) or their state cattlemen’s association. 

The application is open January 12 - March 12, 2020.

“Scholarships for high school seniors and undergrad students are common.  Scholarships for those pursuing a post graduate degree are not as common, but still vitally important,” Shackelford said.  “Richard Gebhart was a unique individual who earned several degrees in his lifetime.  The Gebhart family has chosen to honor their loved one by providing a scholarship as unique as Richard Gebhart’s legacy.”

Richard Gebhart is a past president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and served in several other capacities within the beef industry on a local, state and national level.

Click here to access the submission portal.