Scholarship Opportunities

More than $12,000 will be awarded through 15+ to students whose families are involved in the Oklahoma beef cattle industry. All applicants must be a graduating high school senior in the spring of the current year or a current student at an Oklahoma college or university with definite plans to continue in the fall.

Preference points will be given to applicants who are a son/daughter or grandchild of a current Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA) member or a current member of the Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association (OJCA).

All applications were due May 15, 2018.  Please check back in Feb. 2019 for the next round of applications.

Recipients will be notified no later than July 6, 2018. Scholarships will be presented at the 66th Annual OCA Convention & Trade Show, July 20-21, 2018. Ranch Rodeo Scholarships will be presented at the 34th Annual OCA Ranch Rodeo, August 24-25, 2018.

 Post Graduate School - Gebhart Legacy Scholarship





  • Applicants must be involved in the beef cattle industry with plans to continue their involvement through their educational and career plans.
  • By June 1, 2018, applicants must have been awarded a 4-year degree and be enrolled in and/or pursuing a post-graduate degree (Master’s, PhD, Law Degree, Etc.)
  • Applicants must be able to show experience and involvement in cattle industry leadership activities.
  • Individual applicants must be annual or lifetime members in good standing of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) or their state cattlemen’s association (This DOES NOT include Student, Junior, College, Cattlewomen, Family, Ranch, Spouse, Parent, Grandparent, or Breed Association Memberships).

All applications must be emailed, submitted online or postmarked by June 1, 2018.

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Oklahoma CattleWomen's Scholarship Opportunty

J.B. and Betty Smith Scholarship

Awarded to a high school senior boy and girl in the amount of $1,000 each. Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is an active member of the OCW or OCA. The deadline for this scholarship is June 1st

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