WSGA: In the News

Date: 1/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Title: 2018 Nick Theos Scholarship

Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Program

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. 

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.



Nick Theos Scholarship

2018 Application Form

Deadline:  Friday, February 2, 2018

Please submit the following application along with a current resume and two letters of recommendation to the follow mailing or email address.


Wyoming Stock Growers Association

Attn: Haley Clark

P.O. Box 206

Cheyenne, WY 82003

Or by email to:


Name of Applicant:  


Name of Organizations/Individuals whose recommendation letter is enclosed:


Application SSN# (for Capitol/Agency security):


Birth date:


Mailing Address:




State:                                                    Zip Code:


State of Legal Residence:




Cell Phone:


Current Academic Institution:



__ Freshman    __ Sophomore

__ Junior          __ Senior          __ Graduate Student


Major(s)/Minor(s), if applicable:



Briefly describe your career goals:





List school activities or work you have done that helps qualify you for the scholarship:







Describe in 200-300 why you are an eligible candidate for the Nick Theos Scholarship and why you are interested in attending the PLC Spring Legislative Conference (use additional pages, if necessary).:


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