Graduating Senior and Under-Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) is eager to distribute more than $30,000 in scholarships to students in 2022. The scholarships are available for current college students at an Oklahoma college or university with definite plans to continue in the fall or graduating high school seniors who have an interest in the beef cattle industry.

"The future of agriculture is dependent upon our youth growing into the industry and flourishing," said Mariah Remier, Executive Director for Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation. The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation strives to provide students with the resources it has to help them succeed anyway possible. I hope our members and those throughout the agricultural industry will share our scholarship opportunities, continue to preserve past traditions and educate future generations. For anyone who is wanting to make a lasting impact and make a difference through educational funding, I encourage you to please reach out so I can help guide you through this life changing experience!"

Student Application Opens: January 11, 2023

Student Application Closes: March 26, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Scholarships will be presented at the 71st Annual OCA Convention & Trade Show, July 21 & 22, 2023. Ranch Rodeo Scholarships will be presented at the 39th Annual OCA Ranch Rodeo, August 18 & 19, 2023.

Students fill out 1 application to apply for multiple scholarships.


 Post Graduate School - Gebhart Leadership Legacy Scholarship




The Richard Gebhart Legacy Post Graduate Annual Scholarship provides $2,500 to a student who has already received a 4-year degree and in is enrolled in and/or pursuing a post-graduate degree (Master’s, PhD, Law Degree, Etc.).

The Gebhart Legacy Scholarship Fund is administrated through the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF).  Applicants must be able to show experience and involvement in cattle industry leadership activities and must be members in good standing of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) or their state cattlemen’s association. 

Student Application Opens: March 1, 2023

Student Application Closes: June 1, 2023

“Scholarships for high school seniors and undergrad students are common.  Scholarships for those pursuing a post graduate degree are not as common, but still vitally important,” Reimer said.  “Richard Gebhart was a unique individual who earned several degrees in his lifetime.  The Gebhart family has chosen to honor their loved one by providing a scholarship as unique as Richard Gebhart’s legacy.”

Richard Gebhart is a past president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and served in several other capacities within the beef industry on a local, state and national level.

Gebhart Scholarship Application 2023.pdf