Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation Scholarships

Several college scholarships are available to beef industry youth through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation in conjunction with the following organizations and individuals. Application deadlines are noted next to the scholarship names. 

High school seniors and current college students enrolled in a two or four-year college or university studying a beef or agricultural related field are welcome to apply. Scholarship recipients will be awarded at the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet in Jan. 

For questions concerning scholarships, please contact the office at [email protected] or 614-873-6736.

Scholarship Application 

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Tagged for Greatness Scholarship - Application Deadline: October 31

Four $1,000 scholarships are offered through the Tagged for Greatness program where proceeds are generated from the sale of Ohio beef specialty license plates sold at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) office. 

Cattlemen's Country Club Scholarship - Application Deadline: October 31

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded from funds raised at the Cattlemen’s Country Club putt-putt golf course at the Ohio State Fair.

Saltwell Expo Scholarship - Application Deadline: October 31

Two $1,000 scholarships will be sponsored by Saltwell Western Store, owned by Jay and Sally Puzacke and the Ohio Beef Expo. The scholarship is funded by a percentage of sales from the official line of Expo clothing sold through Saltwell’s trade show booth at the Ohio Beef Expo.

Noah Cox Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline: October 31

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Noah Cox who passed away in May of 2017. 

Cattlemen's Gala Scholarship - Application Deadline: October 31

Twelve $1,000 scholarships will be offered through proceeds raised from the Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser. 

large animal vet scholarships - OSU Students

Two scholarship will be awarded to third or fourth-year veterinary students who have demonstrated interest in practicing large animal (food/farm) medicine. Preference shall be given to candidates whose work, research or community involvement demonstrates interest in the beef industry or are involved in the Ohio Cattlemen's Association, and plan to practice in the state of Ohio. Scholarships may be awarded in varying amounts based on student enrollment, available funding and other factors.  Current Ohio State University students enrolled in the College of Veterinarian Medicine will receive an email at the end of the Autumn semester with the scholarship application information. For more information on these scholarships contact Caroline El-Khoury at [email protected].

Ohio CattleWomen Scholarships

Ohio CattleWomen Scholarships - Application Deadline: December 15

Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering their college junior or senior year. Priority will be given to applicants attending a school in Ohio. Applicants' majors may vary, however, preference will be given to a major in agriculture, specifically relating to beef. Applicants must be maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher. Visit www.ohiocattlewomen.com for more information.

2023 Scholarship Recipients


Megan Garrison, Belmont County 

Luke Jennings, Clermont County 

Katelynn Wallace, Miami County 

Skyler Ward, Preble County


Harrison Blay, Portage County

Shala Graham, Licking County 

Delaney Jones, Allen County 

Anna Scheurman, Coshocton County

cattlemen's gala scholarships

Megan Becker, Washington County 

Raymond Benecker, Buter County 

Owen Brinker, Wood County 

Sadie Holman, Licking County 

Maria McIntosh, Champaign County 

Charity Moore, Montgomery  County 

Delaney Moore, Fairfield County 

Rachel O'Reilly, Geauga  County 

McKenzie Pitcock, Muskingum County  

Emma Turance, Gallia County 

Samantha VanVorhis, Wood County 

Zachary Zweibel, Allen County


Makayla Heil, Noble County

saltwell expo scholarship

Kaylee Jennings, Clermont County

Cheyenne Myers, Stark County


Alexa Bockelman

Levi Cade