Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship - 2021

Two $1,000 Scholarships Available

Available to Wyoming College Students

The Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, who was known as a Teton country 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 outstanding college students pursuing an education related to Wyoming's agriculture or natural resources. WSGA believes that continuing education is an important asset for youth. The $1,000 cash scholarships will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. "The Clifford 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 WSGA. The applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior for the Fall semester of 2021 or a senior who is graduating in the Fall of 2021 and has been accepted into graduate school for the 2022 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. The winner will be approved by the WSGA trustees based on recommendation from the WSGA Executive Committee. The scholarship winner will be announced at the 2021 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show. Winners will be notified prior and invited to attend to be recognized in front of WSGA membership and supporters.

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 you college experience?
  • What leadership roles have you acquired since starting college and 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 applications the Wyoming Stock Growers Association at P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or by e-mail: [email protected]

Application deadline - May 1, 2021

Invasive Species Rangeland Internship Program - 2021

This internship is designed to offer beginning agriculturalists and range specialists real-world and hands-on experience implementing the educational tools already gained. This paid internship will last for three months during the 2021 summer where interns will work, learn and gain valuable insight from mentoring ranchers from across the state of Wyoming. A stipend of $1,800 will be given at the end of each month with room and board supplied by the mentoring ranch and the possibility of 1-3 credit hours. Students are responsible for working with their advisor/professor to obtain credit hours. Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Grad students majoring in any natural resource related field are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.   

The internship program seeks to bring an on-the-ground focus to actions that halt the expansion of invasive plant species and recover native rangeland habitats.  The program will accomplish this in three ways: 1) Identify and provide additional workforce to landowners who have demonstrated a commitment to control and eradication of invasive species; 2) Provide practical experience in addressing invasive species issues to college students engaged in rangeland management disciplines; 3) Publicize these efforts in a manner that motivates other landowners to commit to invasive species eradication.

INTERNS: The selected interns will be required to engage in daily ranch work with a focus on those activities that impact the management of the vegetative resource including invasive species. These activities may include direct control actions on invasives and the management of livestock under systems that foster strengthening native vegetation while discouraging the spread of invasives.

MENTORS: Mentors are responsible for providing a safe educational experience, room and board, opportunity to use washer/ dryer and good internet connection. The mentor ranchers will be required to commit to a protocol that includes engaging the interns in both the physical activities and the decision making that relates to managing a healthy rangeland and eradicating or controlling the spread of invasives.

Send applications the Wyoming Stock Growers Association at P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or by e-mail: [email protected]

Application deadline - May 1, 2021

 Intern Application                                      Mentor Application