Colvin Scholarship

Colvin Scholarship
Six scholarships awarded in 2015 totaling
$26,000!

Stay tuned for 2016 scholarship details.

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Six Students Earn
Colvin Scholarships

The Certified Angus Beef ® brand recently awarded scholarships to students pursuing careers in the agricultural industry.

“These students are the future of the beef industry,” said John Stika, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) president.

2015 Graduate Colvin Scholarship Awards:

Megan Webb

$6,000 scholarship award

Megan Webb
South Dakota State University

Megan Webb, animal science Ph.D. candidate at South Dakota State University, received the $6,000 graduate level award. Her research focuses on “The impact of maternal protein restriction in mid- to late-gestation on gene expression, offspring growth, carcass composition and meat quality.” Her findings could have a significant impact on the role fetal nutrition plays in subsequent carcass quality. She wrote, “This research is critical to expanding the beef industry by improving our ability to consistently produce high-value carcasses and meat.”

2015 Undergraduate Colvin Scholarship Awards:

Elizabeth Nixon

$6,000 scholarship award

Elizabeth Nixon
Oklahoma State University

Elizabeth Nixon, top undergraduate scholarship winner, said genomic testing to help find superior animals in a herd can increase predictability and consistency. The Oklahoma State University junior wrote, “The availability of information GeneMax provides is remarkable.” Nixon pointed out that the GeneMax® (GMX) Focus™ test from Zoetis can help identify females in the herd with better carcass genetics, serving as a key selection tool for commercial producers in targeting higher quality.

Garrett Kays


$5,000 scholarship award
Garrett Kays
Kansas State University


$4,000 scholarship award
Lindsay Upperman
Kansas State University

Sierra Jepsen


$3,000 scholarship award
Sierra Jepsen
The Ohio State University

Bryan Bernhard


$2,000 scholarship award
Kaitlyn Farmer
Texas Tech University