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Date: 8/13/2018

Title: National Cattlemen's Foundation Accepting Applications for W.D. Farr Scholarships

The 2018-19 W.D. Farr Scholarship winners at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz. Pictured L-R: R.D. Farr (W.D. Farr’s grandson), Dustin Aherin, Linda Davis (W.D. Scholarship Committee Chair), Arquimides Reyes, and, Bill Farr (W.D. Farr’s son) 

Support to Graduate Students Committed to Beef Industry Advancement

DENVER (August 10, 2018) - The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry advancement. The awards will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the industry. 

The scholarship was established by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation to honor the successful career of the late W.D. Farr. Farr, a third-generation Coloradan, pioneer rancher, statesman and banker was known for his extraordinary vision. His dedication to improving agriculture, livestock and water development has resulted in significant changes in farming methods that have influenced the practices of ranchers and farmers throughout the nation.  

To apply for the scholarship, graduate students planning to pursue a career in the beef industry should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of applicant’s goals and experience, and statement of belief in the industry, as well as a review of the applicant’s graduate research and three letters of recommendation. Applications close at midnight on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit All applications must be submitted online.

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