Scholarship Opportunities 

Local opportunities

The Washington Cattlemen's Association is proud to partner with Western Stockmen's, Kittitas County CattleWomen and the Stiles family to offer scholarships to qualified applicants. 

For more details on the required qualifications please use the below links.

Jenny Lynn Stiles-Hudson Memorial Scholarship

Kittitas County CattleWomen Memorial Fund Scholarship

Western Stockmen's and Simplot Cattle Feeding Scholarship

National Cattlemen’s Foundation

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Applicants must submit a one-page letter expressing their career goals related to the beef industry and a 750-word essay describing an issue in the beef industry and offering solutions to that problem. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two- or four-year college. For more information about the scholarship, or to apply, click here.

NCBA Internships

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2019 semester. Positions for the Fall semester (Sept. 3, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019) include a public policy intern and law clerk. The deadline to submit an application for either position is March 15, 2019.

The internships give college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and cattlewomen. The interns will work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill and assist with NCBA and PLC’s regulatory efforts, providing college students a one-of-a-kind view into the policy making process.

Producer-led and consumer-focused, NCBA is the nation's oldest and largest national organization representing America's cattle producers. PLC is the only organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to representing cattle and sheep ranchers that utilize federal lands. The organizations work hand-in-hand on many issues, sharing office space in the heart of the nation's capital.

Public Policy Intern

The public policy internship will give students an opportunity to learn about career options and provide practical experience. From tax and trade to environmental and food safety regulations, interns will work on a variety of issues and have the opportunity to work specifically in the area of their interest. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Law Clerk

The law clerk will provide support to NCBA’s Environmental Counsel on issues relating to environmental legislation and regulations that impact beef producers. The position will also work closely with the Executive Director of the Public Lands Council on issues relating to Federal lands management, grazing, and the Endangered Species Act. To apply for the law clerk position, students must currently be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.

How to Apply 

Applications for the full-time internship and law clerk positions will remain open until March 15, 2019. To apply for the public policy internship or law clerk position, visit The Fall 2019 semester runs from September 3, 2019 to December 13, 2019.  

Public Lands Council opens applications for Nick Theos Scholarship

The Public Lands Council recently opened the application period for the Nick Theos Scholarships. The scholarships provides students with a passion for the western livestock industry an opportunity to attend the 2019 PLC Spring Legislative Conference, held April 1 to 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. 

Click here to get more information about the scholarship.

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