PENDLETON — Students from several Eastern Oregon counties are invited to apply for a Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend scholarship.
Applicants must currently be or plan to be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate agricultural studies and be from Umatilla, Morrow, Grant, Baker, Wallowa or Union counties. Applications are due Friday, April 20. The final selection of scholarship recipients will be made during the May 11-12 Cattle Barons event.
In 2017, the organization awarded $12,000 in scholarships to eight students. An additional $5,000 was provided to the Pendleton Junior Livestock Show to be distributed to participants and another $1,000 was presented to the Pendleton Outdoor School.
Held Mother’s Day weekend, Cattle Barons features Stock Saddle Bronc Championship, Ranch Rodeo, invitational select gelding sale, working cow dog sale, engraved jewelry and leather work exhibition and demonstrations, and the Buckaroo Barbecue Challenge. Proceeds are dedicated to the scholarship program, which has contributed more than $60,000 to support the education of young adults to preserve the ranching heritage of Eastern Oregon.
For more information about the Cattle Baron’s Weekend or a scholarship application, visit www.cattlebarons.net.