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.
The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded for the 2017 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 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.
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?
• 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 8, 2016 to Haley Lockwood at P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or to [email protected] 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 and Trade Show in Laramie, June 1-4.