Cattleman's Scholarship Announced

Cattleman's Scholarship Announced
Posted on 10/16/2020
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New Mexico Cattle Growers/Purina Mills’ Announce Scholarship

Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC) is proud to announce there will be two Purina Mills $1,000 scholarships and two YCLC $500 scholarship presented during the 2020 Joint Stockmen’s Convention virtual convention.

“We are pleased to be able to offer these scholarships once again, and appreciate Purina Mills and our Allied Industries Committee making it possible,” said Randell Major, President, Magdalena.  “We have some great young people in New Mexico agriculture, and want help them as much as possible as they look to the future.” 

The two $1,000 Purina Mills scholarships will be awarded to a New Mexico student who is a member of the NMCGA, the New Mexico Junior Cattle Growers Association, or the child of an NMCGA member.  Graduating high school seniors, and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the award.  In addition, the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee and the Allied Industries Committee will also be presenting two $500 scholarships - one to a high school senior and one to a continuing college student.

“College can be very expensive for students and their families.  We are pleased to be able to offer these scholarships and encourage all eligible students to apply,” Major said.  “We want to help NMCGA members and their families continue their education and hopefully return to the agriculture business.”

The four scholarships will be presented to the top applicants during the Joint Stockmen’s Convention slated for December 4-18, 2020 via ZOOM. The application for the awards is located on the NMCGA website, or contact the NMCGA office at 505.247.0584 or via email at

  Deadline for application is December 1, 2020.

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