This Friday is the deadline for applications to be turned in for scholarships from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and sponsored by the CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Students studying education, communication, production, research or other areas related to the beef industry should consider applying for the scholarship. Applications need to be submitted by December 19 and the winning recipients will be announced on Jan. 15, 2015. For more information visit www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org.