Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 11:16 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 11:18 a.m. CDT

AMES – High school seniors who have been involved in cattle or beef activities may be eligible for awards from the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation. Eligible students must graduate from high school this year, and meet any of these criteria: received Youth Beef Team training, completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy or served as a county Beef Queen/Princess/Ambassador.

Candidates will compete for $1,000 scholarships, and up to three scholarships will be awarded. An additional $500 will be awarded to any $1,000 scholarship winner who has completed the online course for MBA (Master of Beef Advocacy) by the time of the personal interviews in April.

Applications for the scholarship must be emailed or postmarked by March 15, 2013. The complete guidelines for the applications can be found at

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