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Cultivating the Next Generation

Education is a powerful tool. Helping student’s pursue their passions in animal and meat sciences, Certified Angus Beef offers an array of scholarships to students studying animal and meat sciences at varying levels.

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Colvin Scholarship


Are you a student of animal or meat science with goals to make the beef business better? Tell us about it! Established after one of our founders, Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, this scholarship benefits tomorrow’s leaders who are involved in their communities and the beef industry. Scholarships are available in three categories: agricultural production, undergraduate and graduate.

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Colorado State University, Certified Angus Beef® brand and Ram Country Meats


The Certified Angus Beef Graduate Fellowship with Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences is looking for students who want to make the best beef better through meat science, animal science or sustainability research, or by studying animal care.

Colton Smith

“The Certified Angus Beef Graduate Fellowship has helped further my education and connect me with segments of the industry I’d otherwise not have interacted with. It’s so neat to be a part of the cutting-edge innerworkings between academia and business.”

– Colton Smith, 2020-2021 Graduate Fellow

Expand your network through unique educational opportunities with Certified Angus Beef while obtaining a graduate degree with a premier animal science department. For more information or to apply for the Fellowship at Colorado State University, email Dr. Keith Belk, head of the CSU Animal Science Department at

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Dr. Bobby VanStavern Award for Beef Quality Research and American Meat Science Association


Dr. Bob VanStavern spent his career as a meat scientist at Ohio State University and was directly involved in establishing the quality parameters for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in 1978, leading the beef community’s efforts to be consumer driven. Upon his passing in February 2020, this mentorship fund was founded to honor his legacy to Certified Angus Beef and the meat science community.

Recognition and scholarship is awarded to a student presenting research relevant to high-quality beef supply or demand at the American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference.

To be considered, students simply need to indicate so with abstract submissions for the Reciprocal Meat Conference.

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Youth Beef Leaders Seminar


Visit the brand in Wooster, Ohio, for three days of hands-on education. Build your network of peers in the beef business, expand your knowledge of meat science and meet industry experts that help Certified Angus Beef thrive today.

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Amplify your education with on-the-job experience at Certified Angus Beef. From social storytelling to making magic happen in the meat lab, our team loves to help students like you gain relevant experience to prepare you for your career. Multiple opportunities are available across the brand.

Applications for 2023 summer communications internships are open until November 15, 2022.

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