Washington CattleWomen
Beef Ambassador Scholarship

The Washington CattleWomen Beef Ambassador Scholarship shall be open to Washington State high school seniors who plan to attend college and/or freshman and sophomores enrolled in college that went to high school in Washington State.  Past applicants and scholarship receipients are eligible to apply along with first-time applicants.

This individual will be a spokesperson to educate consumers of all ages about Beef Nutrition, Food Safety, and Stewardship Practices of the Beef Industry.

Applications shall be submitted to the Washington CattleWomen for selection by the WCW Scholarship Board. The WCW president shall appoint a committee to assist the WCW Beef Ambassador with scheduling and appearances.

Washington CattleWomen shall pay the beef ambassador’s expenses for WCW functions. Counties requesting the beef ambassador attend an event or function shall pay for travel and expenses.  The beef ambassador shall maintain a list of travel expenses with receipts in order to receive reimbursement.  Any county wishing to have the beef ambassador attend an event shall give the ambassador 4 weeks prior notice of such event or function.

The beef ambassador shall be required to attend at least one (1) WCW function in the year that he/she serves as ambassador.  The beef ambassador shall be required to enroll in a college or university after high school graduation or show proof of enrollment in order to receive a $500.00 scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded after proof of  one (1) quarter or semester of full time enrollment has been provided.

The deadline to apply is April 12, 2019.  Applications must be received by this day. Additional
pages or supporting documents are acceptable. Photos (3 maximum) of the applicant may also be submitted.

Please submit all applications to the Washington CattleWomen at 1301 N. Dolarway Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926, or scan and email them to kadyporterfield@gmail.com



2019 Washington State BEEF Ambassador

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Cassie Kayser  graduated from Goldendale High School in 2018 and grew up in a ranching family.  She will be a freshman at College of Southern Idaho University in Twin Falls earning her Associate degree with plans to transfer to a four-year university to complete her degree in Agribusiness and Agriculture Marketing.   Cassie belongs to the National High School Rodeo Association and served as its Vice President of over 10,500 members from 42 states, Canada and Australia at the same time serving as President of the Washington High School Rodeo Association.  She started a "Pay it Forward" campaign within the NHSRA to help support the membership secretary as she battled cancer.  The event raised over $21,000.   Cassie has been the Goldendale FFA Chapter President for the past two years and the District IV FFA Sentinel  representating 28 chapters in central Washington.  With numerous FFA awards and four years in National Honor Society, she embodies the spirit of our scholarship program.  We are proud to have Cassie represent the beef industry and the CattleWomen in Washington this year and hope you all have the opportunity to meet this wonderful young lady!