Student Program

2024 Student Fellowship Application

2024 Student Fellowship Application

More information about the application for the 2024 Student Program will be available soon.

As part of the application, your major professor will be required to complete an evaluation of your candidacy. 

You must read application instructions before beginning. Please have photo/transcripts** ready to upload. Fill in all the information thoroughly.


¡Las solicitudes están siendo aceptadas desde ahora por la Fundación Educativa Internacional para Ganaderos (ISEF) para seleccionar aspirantes al Programa de becas para estudiantes internacionales del Congreso Internacional de Ganadería (ILC)!

2022 ILC Student Group Photo

2024 Student Fellowship Program

In an effort to enhance the educational experiences of college students and strengthen the leaders of tomorrow’s livestock and meat industry, the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation awards fellowships each year for the International Livestock Congress (“ILC”) to senior-level undergraduates and graduate students attending accredited colleges or universities.

The ILC is a unique global event that brings leaders from the livestock and meat industry together to discuss issues of international importance that affect the future of animal agriculture.

Scholastic achievement, leadership experiences, and a professional reference are all part of the stringent qualifying requirements for this fellowship program.

For 2024, the ILC and the Student Fellowship Program will be conducted in-person during the world famous Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in Houston, Texas!   More details of the in-person program will be provided to the selected applicants.

Past Recipients

2022 Recipients

  • Luiz Batista (Brazil)
  • Hannah Craun (USA)
  • Lane Giess (USA)
  • Carly Hoffmann (USA)
  • Patricia Ibanez (Bolivia)
  • Israel Martinez (Mexico)
  • Conor McCabe (USA)
  • Lacey Quail (USA)
  • Alice Rocha (USA)
  • Marianne Sytnyk (Canada)
  • Cale Toews (Canada)
  • Sebastian Turcios (Honduras)

2020 Recipients

  • Gaston Alfaro (Argentina)
  • Brianna Buseman (USA)
  • Madison Butler (USA)
  • Shannon Cartwright (Canada)
  • Michaela Fevold (USA)
  • Forest Francis (USA)
  • Arthur Knowles (USA
  • Taylor Krause (USA)
  • Dikson Marion-Lopez (Columbia)
  • John Oladosu (New Zealand)
  • Cameron Olson (Canada)
  • Kent Toyonago (Japan)

2019 Recipients

  • Emelia Adator (Ghana)
  • Nicole Burcar (Canada)
  • Diego Casas (Honduras)
  • Olivia Claire (USA)
  • Darvin Cueller (Guatemala)
  • Dylan Davis (USA)
  • Devin Jacobs (USA)
  • Mika Mzumara (Costa Rica)
  • Lauren Prill (USA)
  • Morgan Schaepekoetter (USA)
  • Janelle Smith (Canada)
  • Chandler Steele (USA)

Sponsor a Student

If you would like to learn more about our Student Fellowship Program or would like to sponsor a student, please contact the following individual.

David K. Waggoner, MBA, JD

ISEF Treasurer