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The Richard Gebhart Legacy Post Graduate Annual Scholarship provides $2,500 to a student who has already received a four-year degree and in is enrolled in or pursuing a post-graduate degree.
The Gebhart Legacy Scholarship Fund is administrated through the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation. 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 or their state cattlemen’s association.
Student applications are now open and will close on 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,” Pruitt 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.
Last year, Kinzie Borgerding received the scholarship and posted on social media, “My first and only conversation with Richard was also at the OCA Convention many years ago. He told me it was up to me and my generation to protect farmers and ranchers from harmful regulations and overreach.”