2018 Student Scholarship Opportunities

View scholarships below and contact the WSGA office for additional information.

(307) 638-3942


Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship

 Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student majoring in agriculture or natural resources

Deadline: OPEN

Application:   To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must submit an official transcript and essay of 500 words or less addressing the following questions.

  • What have you gained from your college experience?
  • What leadership roles have you acquired since starting college?
    • How have those leadership roles influenced you?
  • How do your post-college plans involve agriculture or natural resources?
  • What characteristics distinguish you as deserving this scholarship?



Send Scholarships to:

Wyoming Stock Growers Association

P.O. Box 206

Cheyenne, WY 82003



Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Available

to Wyoming College Students

Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student majoring in agriculture or natural resources

 The Clifford P.  Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, who was known as a Teton county rancher, Past President of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator. The Memorial Scholarship was established through contributions received in memory of Senator Hansen and other departed WSGA leaders.  It recognizes an outstanding college student pursuing an education related to Wyoming’s agriculture or natural resources.  WSGA believes that continuing education is an important asset for youth and we are proud to announce that 2018 marks the fourth year of awarding the scholarship.  The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year and sent to the scholarship winner in the Fall of 2018 semester.

 “The Hansen Memorial Scholarship serves as a reminder of the dedicated leadership provided to WSGA and to the State of Wyoming by past and current leaders of our industry,” Stated Executive Vice President, Jim Magagna.

 To be eligible, students, parents or guardian must be a member in good standing of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. The applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior for the Fall semester of 2018 or a senior who is graduating in the fall of 2018 and has been accepted into graduate school for the 2019 spring semester. The student must be enrolled full-time at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Community College, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and be majoring in agriculture or a natural resource related field.

 All applications will be due Friday, April 6, 2018 to the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or to haley@wysga.org. The winner will be approved by the WSGA trustees based on a recommendation from the WSGA Executive Committee. The scholarship winner will be announced at the 2018 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Riverton, Wyo., June 6th – 9th.


Nick Theos Public Lands Council Scholarship

The Public Lands Council (PLC) is awarding two Nick Theos scholarships of $250 (in addition to hotel and registration) to attend the annual Spring Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, April 10 – 12, 2018 .

Application, resume and letters of recommendation should be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, February 2, 2018. The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition will review and select applicants and submit the applicants to the national scholarship. The PLC Executive Committee will select the two recipients.

Deadline: Closed

Application: Nick Theos Scholarship 

Send Application to:

Wyoming Stock Growers Association

Attn: Haley Clark

P.O. Box 206

Cheyenne, WY 82003


  The Public Lands Council (PLC) has opened applications for the Nick Theos Scholarship Program, offering qualified college students a unique opportunity to attend the PLC 2018 Spring Legislative Conference April 10 – 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Selected scholarship recipients will join conference attendees as they meet with members of Congress, federal government agency officials, and leading policy influencers to communicate policy priorities of the public land ranching industry.

Two Nick Theos scholarships are available for 2018. The scholarships include a $250 stipend, hotel accommodations, and complimentary conference registration. While PLC is unable to pay for travel in full, the Wyoming Public Lands Council will be offering a travel scholarship to the chosen applicant from Wyoming to help cover travel costs to Washington, D.C.

 The one of a kind program allows college students with an interest in regulatory policy surrounding the public lands ranching industry an opportunity to learn about current legislative issues in our nation’s Capital. Selected scholars meet members of Congress, attend meetings with agency officials, and hear from the leading experts and influencers in the industry.

 Nick Theos, a founding member of PLC and lifetime supporter of the livestock industry, passed away on April 11th, 2013, at the age of 92. The scholarship was created by the Theos family to encourage the next generation to engage in the policy issues facing public lands ranching. 

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public lands ranching. We ask that they complete the form below, include a current resume, and two letters of recommendation from individuals that can attest to the professionalism and interest of the applicant. The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition will review and select up to two applications and then immediately submit the chosen applicants to the national Nick Theos PLC scholarship. The scholarship winner should be prepared to give short remarks to meeting attendees during the Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. 




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