Friday, October 9, 2009

More than $66,000 raised for Colvin Scholarship Fund

Supporters of the Mick Colvin Scholarship Fund raised $66,640 for the fund during the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) annual conference, Sept. 17 to 19 in Phoenix. The funds were raised through an auction and golf tournament, and five Colvin scholarships totaling $9,000 were awarded this year.

The Colvin Scholarship Fund was created in 1999 when Louis M. "Mick" Colvin retired as CAB's executive director. The Colvin Scholarship Fund and Certified Angus Beef are now seeking applicants for 2010 scholarships. Applications are due Nov. 16. The scholarships, totaling $9,000, will be awarded in January 2010 to junior or senior college level students in pursuit of a meat science, food science, animal science, marketing, business, communications, journalism or other degree related to the beef industry. Applications are available at