Scholarships from the Beef Improvement Federation


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Scholarships from the Beef Improvement Federation

Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation Memorial Scholarship
The Roy A. Wallace Memorial Scholarship was established to encourage young men and women interested in beef improvement to pursue those interests as Wallace did, with dedication and passion. Two $1,250 scholarships are awarded each year, one to an undergraduate and the other to a graduate student. Criteria for selection include a demonstrated commitment serving the beef cattle industry, a passion for the areas of beef breeding, genetics and reproduction, academic performance and personal character.

The Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Memorial Fund was established by Select Sires to honor the life and career of Roy Wallace. Wallace, who worked for Select Sires for 40 years, served as vice president of beef programs and devoted his life to the improvement of beef cattle. He became involved with BIF in its infancy and was the only person to attend the first 40 BIF conventions. He loved what BIF stands for — bringing together purebred and commercial cattle breeders, academia and breed associations, all committed to improving beef cattle.
Deadline to apply: April 1
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Baker/Cundiff Scholarship Essay for Graduate Students
The annual Frank Baker/Larry Cundiff Beef Improvement Essay Contest for graduate students provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding student research and competitive writing in honor of Frank Baker and Larry Cundiff.
Each year, winning essays are selected and published in the annual BIF Research Symposium and Annual Meeting Proceedings. Each winning author will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline to apply: April 6
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For more information about either program, contact Megan Rolf, committee chairperson, at

All 2021 award winners will be recognized at the BIF Convention and Research Symposium will be June 22-25 in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information about BIF, visit


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