(Salem, OR – March 3, 2010) – The Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund (OCSF) Scholarships are available to current Oregon Cattlemen’s Association members and members of their family. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level and enrolled full-time at a community college or university for the 2010/2011 academic year. All majors are encouraged to apply, however, some relevance to the livestock industry must be demonstrated.

As many as five scholarships totaling up to $5,000 will be awarded for the 2010/2011 academic year. Two additional $500 scholarship sponsored by Western Stockmen’s & Simplot will be awarded to applicants for winter and spring term 2011.

“We are thrilled to support the growth and development of the next generation of ranchers,” said Kay Teisl, executive director of the OCA. “This gives us an opportunity to support these young leaders to develop an understanding of all aspects of the industry, ranging from issues management to production and research to marketing.”

The application is available at www.orcattle.com or by contacting the OCA office at (503) 361-8941 and must be received no later than April 30, 2010. All recipients will be notified by June 4, 2010.

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) was formed in 1913 in Baker County by 12 individuals who sought to advance the economic, political and social interests of the Oregon Cattle Industry. OCA’s mission is to promote environmentally and socially sound industry practices, improve and strengthen the economics of the industry, and protect its industry communities and private property rights. For more information, visit OCA’s Web site at www.orcattle.com