Scholarships Available

The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, in conjunction with the Bottem and Jensen families, have 3 scholarships available to deserving animal science, agriculture or agronomy students. Winners of the Reid Mason and Dennis Bottem Scholarships will receive their scholarship at the 2017 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention in Bloomington, MN.

Reid Mason Memorial Scholarship $500

Eligibility Criteria

  • Parent or guardian must be a member of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a junior or senior in a college or university in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or Iowa.
  • Applicant should be majoring in Animal Science with emphasis on beef cattle.
  • Applicant must submit with the application:
    • Most recent grade transcript.
    • An essay of not more than 300 words which includes the reasons for pursuing your present education program, career plans, attitude toward agriculture, college activities, and why you are deserving of this scholarship.
  • The scholarship application, requested essay, references (one of which must be from a current or former teacher), and grade transcripts must be postmarked by October 31st, 2017.


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Dennis Bottem Memorial Scholarship $500

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Minnesota Resident.
  • Applicant can be enrolled in either a two or four year Ag program in any college or school in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Iowa.
  • Applicant should be majoring in Animal Science or Agronomy.
  • Applicant must submit with the application:
    • Most recent grade transcript.
    • An essay of not more than 300 words which includes the reasons for pursuing your present education program, career plans, attitude toward agriculture, college activities, and why you are deserving of this scholarship.
  • The scholarship application, requested essay, references (one of which must be from a current or former teacher), and grade transcripts must be postmarked by October 31st, 2017.


Apply for Dennis Bottem Memorial Scholarship

Adam Jensen Memorial Scholarship $500

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should have completed at least one year of postsecondary education, but consideration will be given to a high school graduating senior if sufficient applications are not received.  A current transcript may be requested as proof of attendance prior to distribution of funds.
  • The applicant should be actively pursuing a postsecondary education with relevance to Agriculture
  • There is not a GPA prerequisite for scholarship award.
  • It is recommended, but not required, that the applicant as an individual or their family be associated with a local cattlemen’s association or the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association.
  • Applicants who are actively involved in the cattle industry to any degree will be given strong consideration
  • Applicant, along with completed application, must submit a short essay on a topic of their choice in relation to the beef industry.  The applicant should be prepared to present this essay at the Redwood Area Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting.
  • Application must be received by November 1st, 2017.


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Nominations sought for the 2017 MSCA Cattlemen of the year

The purpose of the Minnesota Cattleman of the Year Award is to publicly recognize and reward an individual cattleman or family that has made a substantial contribution to Minnesota’s beef cattle community through outstanding leadership and personal dedication.

MSCA accepts nominations for the honor and presents the nominations to a selection committee consisting of individuals that are past recipients of the award. The announcement of the selection is made public at the Annual Best of Beef Banquet at the Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention.

Qualities and achievements shared by recipients of the Cattleman of the Year Award include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills that have made a positive and lasting contribution to Minnesota’s cattle community.
  • Strong record of active promotion of the beef industry and a willingness to speak out publically on behalf of the industry.
  • Served in a variety of volunteer, appointed and elected positions of responsibility within Minnesota’s beef sector and at the national level.
  • Served in volunteer, appointed and elected positions of responsibility within their local community and at the state and national level.
  • Well respected by fellow cattlemen, local community leaders, and government officials.
  • An active participant in and supporter of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be a resident of the State of Minnesota and member of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association.
  2. Be or have been a cattle producer within the State of Minnesota.
  3. Be nominated by a fellow MSCA member or affiliated with local cattlemen’s association.

Nominations are due no later than November 15th, 2017.


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