Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce it has awarded $42,500 in scholarships to students furthering their education goals in the 2016-2017 academic year.

“The Foundation strongly believes in the importance of a sound education for tomorrow’s industry leaders,” says Jeff Heldt, president of the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation. “Due to the generosity of many donors and participants in the Retail Value Steer Challenge, we are able to award theses scholarships to these outstanding students.”

Elisabeth Loseke of Columbus was the recipient of the 2016 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship was established in 2014 to support outstanding junior, senior or graduate level Nebraska resident students enrolled in a Nebraska college or university pursuing a beef industry related degree. Loseke is a junior at the University of Nebraska pursuing an Animal Science degree, with an Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship minor and plans to apply to the UNL/ISU professional program of veterinary medicine.

In addition to the Beef State Scholarship, the Foundation awarded 33 additional scholarships to the following students:

Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
McKenzie Beals, Friend – $1,000 Todd Ricenbaw Memorial Scholarship
Sheldon Beierman, Albion – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Heather Bentley, Miller – $1,000 Frank & Shirley Sibert Scholarship
Michael Borgelt, Wisner – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Krista Carter, Alliance – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Shaun Christen, Anselmo – $500 West Central Affiliate Scholarship
Kailey Conway, Campbell – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Eric Coufal, Howells – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Hannah Esch, Unadilla – $1,000 Donavan Yoachim Memorial Scholarship
John Essink, Syracuse – $1,000 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit Scholarship
Gavin Harsh, Bartley – $1,000 Bill Briggs Family Memorial Scholarship
Jeremy Henkel, Campbell – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Eric Klitz, West Point – $1,000 Robert E Lute II Memorial Scholarship
Kate Knobbe, West Point – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Eric Leisy, Wisner – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Libbi Loos, Litchfield – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Kelsey Phillips, Mullen – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
John Radil, Comstock – $1,000 Cattlemen’s Open Scholarship
Kara Riggle, Endicott – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Railen Ripp, Kearney – $1,000 Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship
Savannah Schafer, Nehawka – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Ryan Schroeder, Wisner – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
David Schuler, Bridgeport – $1,000 Ron & Shirley Huss Scholarship
Hannah Settje, Raymond – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Ashtyn Shrewsbury, Alliance – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Christina Sindelar, Wisner – $1,000 Bill Heller Memorial Scholarship
Miles Stagemeyer, Page – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Alex Stocker, Grand Island – $1,000 Clarence & Lois Jean Hartmann Scholarship
Ali Stout, Burwell – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Collin Thompson, Eustis – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship
Andrea Wach, Wauneta – $1,000 Bill Pullen Scholarship
Eleanor Wagner, Petersburg – $1,000 Colonel Melvin Huss Memorial Scholarship

All scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting in Broken Bow, Thursday, June 9, during the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Lunch.