The Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities throughout the year for high school and college students. Application deadlines are approaching for two of these programs: the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza and the Maynard Jayne scholars program.
Maynard Jayne Scholarship. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting scholarship applications in honor of the late Maynard Jayne. The Jayne family has graciously donated memorial monies, as well as their own funds, to develop the Maynard Jayne scholars program.
Maynard Jayne was a longtime Iowa Cattlemen’s Association employee. He began his career as a field representative for ICA and helped increase membership numbers across the state. His greatest contribution, though, was as a lobbyist for ICA at the Iowa state Capitol. Maynard’s industry knowledge and his ability to bring the right people together made him a highly respected key player at the state Legislature.
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation will be awarding the Jayne scholar at the Leadership Summit in December. The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 15.
Beef Scholarship Extravaganza. The Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation is proud to host the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding youth cattle competitions in the nation. Young people who participate in this event reap the benefits of their preparation long after the competition is over. Register by Nov. 5.
The Beef Scholarship Extravaganza is a contest open to high school juniors and seniors who test their knowledge on beef industry and beef cattle management issues. Stations cover the following beef industry topics:
- credit and finance
- seedstock merchandising
- industry issues and advocacy
- beef management
- job interview
- keep-cull heifer replacement evaluation