WSGA: In the News

Date: 1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Title: Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Available to Wyoming Students

The Clifford P.  Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, Teton county rancher, Past President of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Governor of Wyoming and 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 agriculture or natural resources.  WSGA believes that continuing education is an important asset for youth and we are proud to announce that January 2015 marks the announcement of the inaugural Memorial Scholarship.  The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded for the 2016 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 organization,” 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 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 an agriculture or natural resource related field.


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

  • What have you gained from your college experience?
  • How do your post-college plans involve agriculture or natural resources?
  • What characteristics distinguish you as deserving this scholarship?

All applications will be due Friday, April 3, 2015 to Haley Lockwood at P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, Wyo 82003 or to 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 2015 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Sheridan, Wyo., June 3rd – 6th.


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