Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship - 2020

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 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. The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 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 WSGA. The applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior for the Fall semester of 2020 or a senior who is graduating in the fall of 2020 and has been accepted into graduate school for the 2021 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 2020 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show. 

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 to the attention of Olivia Sanchez at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. 

Applications are due Friday, April 3, 2020

Communications & Public Relations Internship

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association was established in 1872, being the second oldest state cattle association in the United States, where it focuses entirely on serving the needs of the livestock industry, which is the largest segment of Wyoming’s agricultural production. Its mission is to serve that industry by protecting its economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, customs and cultural interests.

WSGA is looking for a willing, dedicated, and enthusiastic intern majoring in Agricultural Communications or Journalism to join our staff for the summer months in Cheyenne, WY.

Intern Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Help educate and inform Real Ranchers’ and WSGA members through social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Word Press by interviewing and/or obtaining information from rural Wyoming communities or person(s).
  • Opportunity to assist the Executive Vice President conducting research as needed.
  • Learn various aspects of the WSGA webpage and updating through the site.
  • Develop and release press releases to state and affiliate media.
  • Interview, write and photograph for articles that will be in the quarterly CowCountry Magazine.
  • Open mind to learn various agricultural issues

Job Requirements and Details:

  • Work hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Travel and additional work hours during convention and special events will occur throughout the summer (Interns will be notified before event).
  • Stipend:$1,200/ month (two pay periods per month by direct deposit)
  • Internship located at 113 East 20th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a current resume, a letter of interest explaining your educational goals and how you plan to use your degree after graduating, one writing sample and two letters of recommendation to the attention of Olivia Sanchez at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. 

Applications are due Friday, April 3, 2020

Nick Theos Public Lands Council Scholarship - 2020

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 2020 Spring Legislative Conference, March 30-31, 2020 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.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 members of congress, attend meetings with agency officials and hear from 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 11, 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 demonstrated interest in public lands ranching. 

The scholarship includes a $250 stipend, hotel accommodations, and complimentary conference registration. This is an online application through the Public Lands Council website. 


While PLC is unable to to pay for travel in full, the Wyoming Public Lands Council (WPLC) will be offering a travel scholarship to the chosen applicant from Wyoming to help cover travel costs to Washington, D.C. We ask that they complete the PLC online application above and provide a copy to the Wyoming Public Lands Council. Please include a current resume and two letters of recommendation from individuals that can attest to the professionalism and interest of the applicant. The scholarship winner should be prepared to give short remarks during the Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Application copy, resume and letters of recommendation should be submitted by the end of the day of Friday, February 7, 2020. The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition will review and select applicants and submit the applicants to the national scholarship. 

Send applications to the attention of Olivia Sanchez at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. 

National Applications are due February 1, 2020
WPLC Applications are due February 7, 2020

Rangeland Internship Program

Please check back soon for more information on the 2020 Rangeland Internship Program!