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Montana Range Days offers 2012 scholarships

HELENA, MT – With an increasing commitment to rangeland education, the Montana Range Days (MRD) program has announced that $3,000 in college scholarships will be offered for 2012. Three different $1,000 scholarships will be given, including the “Bob Sitz Memorial Scholarship,” presented by the Sitz Family and the Sitz Angus Ranch of Harrison and Dillon, MT; a “Montana Range Days Scholarship,” and the “Harold and Lillian Jensen Scholarship,” which is sponsored by the Jensen Family of Baker.

These scholarships are provided to assist young people with an interest in Range Science. Since its beginning in 1977, MRD has grown to become the largest rangeland education event in the region, involving over 300 adults and youth for three days of on-the-ground training each June. Co-sponsored by the Northern Ag Network and hosted by locations across the state, MRD has helped thousands of participants learn good range stewardship skills. Montana Range Days, Inc. is a non-profit educational foundation, with a permanent endowment fund that utilizes tax-deductible contributions and gifts to support range management education.

Students planning to major in Range Science or a related field, are encouraged to apply for all three of the scholarships, by completing a simple one-page application form. An application form can be obtained by going to the MRD Web site at http://www.cartercd.org or by contacting: Montana Range Days Scholarship Committee, Mike Sjostrom, Chairman, c/o Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Inc., P.O. Box 4549, Helena, MT 59604; 406-442-3740.

Selection is based on the applicant’s involvement in range activities, leadership, academic achievement and financial need. The deadline for application forms to be submitted is April 30, 2012. The winners will be announced publicly at a presentation on June 19 at the 2012 Montana Range Days in Deer Lodge.

– MRD

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