National Meat Association Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 01

Awarded By

National Meat Association

Award Amount

The Frank DeBenedetti and Robert Hatoff Memorial Scholarships provider $2,500. All other scholarships are for $2,250. Each scholarship recipient who attends the National Meat Association Annual Convention will receive a $500 travel award and plaque. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.


The number of awards offered varies annually. One Frank DeBenedetti Memorial Scholarship, one Edie Schmidt NMA Memorial Scholarship, one Al Piccetti NMA Memorial Scholarship, one Lou Gast NMA Memorial Scholarship, and one or more NMA Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded. Ten awards were given last year.

Additional Information

Scholarship awards are based on scholastic achievement, work experience, career goals, and other activities. Financial need, age, gender, or national origin are not conditions of eligibility for any of the awards. Freshmen who apply must be sophomores at the time the scholarship becomes effective. Senior students must enroll as undergraduates for two consecutive semesters (or equivalent ) beyond the effective date of the scholarship. Applicants who receive an award must remain enrolled in the approved major and university during the term of the scholarship. Awardees who withdraw from school or transfer to another major during the term of the scholarship must return the unused balance of the award to the NMA Scholarship Foundation.

Deadline Info

The applicant may obtain an application from his/her department head, a faculty member, or from the National Meat Association (NMA) Scholars website. In addition to a completed application, the appl ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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