The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) will offer an additional scholarship in 2012. The NDSF Board of Directors decided at its July 6 meeting to add a second NDSF Legacy Scholarship to its offering after receiving so many applications for the inaugural Legacy Scholarship this year.
The Legacy Scholarships are worth $500 each and include a complementary one-year North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) membership. To be eligible, students must either be NDSA members or the children of NDSA members. At the time of application, students must be a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior; have an interest in the beef cattle industry; and have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0. There are no major requirements. The winner can utilize the funds at any institution of higher education.
The Legacy Scholarships will be offered in addition to two $500 Junior Scholarships. These scholarships are available for NDSA-member students or children of NDSA members who are college sophomores majoring in animal science, range science, pre-veterinary medicine, agribusiness, ag communication, farm and ranch management or another beef-related major at a North Dakota college or university. Like with the Legacy Scholarships, students must have an interest in the beef cattle industry and a minimum grade-point average of 2.0.
The application deadline for both the Junior and Legacy Scholarships is May 1. Application forms can be found by logging onto www.ndstockmen.org and then clicking “ND Stockmen’s Foundation.”
The 2011 scholarship winners will be recognized at the upcoming NDSA Annual Convention & Trade Show in Bismarck Sept. 24.
In other business at their July 6 meeting, NDSF directors discussed plans for the Aug. 7 Antler Ranch Rodeo, where all proceeds will be donated to the NDSF, and the Stockmen’s Ball, which will be held Dec. 17 at the Ramkota Inn in Bismarck. The Foundation Advisory Committee is still finalizing details for the Stockmen’s Ball, but plans include a supper, dance and silent and live auctions.
Other fundraisers in the works are the Rifle Raffle, featuring a Browning Lever-Action Rifle, Model BL-22, 22 cal., (valued at $900); a 1500 Series Howa Rifle with Scope, 30-06 cal. (valued at $500); and a Benelli Super Nova Model Shotgun, 12 ga., (valued at $480); and the Classic Hunts Raffles, which will offer a fishing trip near Tobacco Gardens; a waterfowl and pheasant hunt near Butte; a mule deer hunt near Killdeer; and a white-tailed deer hunt at a location yet to be determined. Rifle Raffle tickets are available for $20 each from any NDSF director or Advisory Committee member or at the NDSA office. Classic Hunts Raffle tickets will also be available from directors and committee members or the office soon.
Source: ND Stockmen’s Foundation