Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Scholarships

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association rewards two scholarships each year to students pursuing an agriculture-related education. 2020 was the first year the association was able to award two scholarships, the original Nevada Cattlemen’s Association (NCA) Scholarship and the new Marvel/Andrae Scholarship.

When the application period opens each year, scholarship application forms will be available for download and at the NCA office. Students and Educators interested in these two great scholarship opportunities are encouraged to contact the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association if they would like more information.

General eligibility and application requirements for each scholarship are below. The requirements are subject to change or modification. Please review the requirements and information that accompany the application forms each year.


NCA Scholarship

This original NCA Scholarship is open to all Nevada High School graduating seniors planning to attend a Junior or four-year University and majoring in an Ag related field.

Eligibility & application requirements for the NCA Scholarship include:

  • Applicant must be a senior graduating from a Nevada High School.
  • Applicant must plan to attend a Community College or a 4-year College or University.
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in an agriculturally related field.
  • Applicant must have a least a 2.5 GPA. A copy of the student’s official transcripts is required.
  • Applicant must submit a typewritten essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words on any current issue involving the beef industry, including references cited.
  • Three letters of reference.

Marvel/Andrae Scholarship

This new scholarship was first available in 2020. It is targeted toward agricultural students that have completed their first year of college and are returning to continue working towards their degree in agriculture.

The original seed money used to fund the Marvel/Andrae Scholarship came from Agri Beef Company. The scholarship recognizes the legacies of Tom & Rosita Marvel and Jim & Sharon Andrae, and the many contributions these two Nevada ranching families have made to our ranching industry. 

Eligibility & application requirements for the Marvel/Andrae Scholarship include:

  • Applicant must plan to attend or be currently attending a Community College or a 4-year College or University.
  • Applicant must be from Nevada and pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related field.
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.8 GPA. A copy of the student’s transcripts is required.
  • Returning students that were previous recipients of the NCA Scholarship are eligible to apply for the Marvel/Andrae Scholarship.
  • Applicant should submit a cover letter outlining their background, current studies, College or University they are currently attending, and educational goals.