2017 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: CLOSED

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

    • 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

Attn: Haley Lockwood

P.O. Box 206

Cheyenne, WY 82003

haley@wysga.org

 

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 January 2017 marks the second year of awarding the scholarship.  The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year.

 “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 during the for the Fall semester of 2017 or is a senior who is graduating in the fall of 2017 and is accepted into graduate school for the spring 2018 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 natural resource related field.

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 2016 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Buffalo, Wyo., June 7th – 10th.

 

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, March 27-30, 2017.

Deadline: CLOSED

Send Scholarships to:

Wyoming Stock Growers Association

Attn: Haley Lockwood

P.O. Box 206

Cheyenne, WY 82003

haley@wysga.org

 

In partnership with this scholarship, the Wyoming Public Lands Coalition is accepting applications for Wyoming college students to apply for this opportunity. Once applied and accepted by the Wyoming Public Lands Coalition, the individual will be automatically entered into the national Public Lands Council scholarship by the Coalition for their chance to receive the 2017 Nick Theos Scholarship.

Nick Theos, a founding member of PLC and great supporter of the livestock industry, passed away on April 11th, 2013 at the age of 92. It is because of the Theos family and the Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Program that young people are able to attend our annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.

In an effort to get more college students involved with PLC issues and provide them with an unforgettable learning experience, we are offering this chance to meet members of Congress and their staff; attend meetings with agency officials; and hear from the leading experts and influencers in the industry. Scholars will be able to actively participate in our efforts to promote and support public lands grazing at our Nation’s Capital.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public lands ranching. We ask that they complete the form below and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, FFA mentor, livestock association, or other leader that can attest to the professionalism and interest of the applicant. If selected for the national scholarship, applicants will receive the $250 Nick Theos scholarship which includes hotel and registration as well as the cost of travel covered by the Wyoming Public Lands Coalition. The scholarship winner should be prepared to give short remarks to meeting attendees during lunch on Tuesday, March 28th in Washington, D.C. 

 Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, February 17, 2017. The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition will review and accept one application by Wednesday, February 22 and then be immediately applied to the national scholarship. Once applied at the national level, the PLC Executive Committee will select the two recipients, and PLC staff will notify the recipients no later than Wednesday, March 1st.


 

 


  
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