Throlson Scholarship Application

Throlson Scholarship Application

The Throlson American Bison Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 scholarship program. This program has been established to encourage bison-related studies and promote leadership among future bison industry professionals.

In January 2024, the Throlson American Bison Foundation will award scholarships totaling, but not limited to, $10,000 to outstanding college junior, senior or graduate students studying fields related to the bison industry.

A minimum of $2,000 of the $10,000 amount will be awarded in the memory of Richard Zahringer to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture economics, ag-business, or accounting. Ideally, this student will have a future interest in livestock and specifically bison.


By the completion of the fall semester/quarter, applicants must:

1. Be an undergraduate with junior or senior standing (completed a minimum of 72 semester hours or 108 quarter hours), or a graduate student; in recognized livestock studies, animal science, veterinary, agriculture, accounting, ag-econ, or a human nutrition program, in the United States or Canada;

2. Have at least one semester or two quarters remaining in their degree program;

3. Be enrolled as a full-time student for the fall or spring semester/quarter.

Each application will be screened by the Throlson American Bison Foundation Board of Directors, which will make the final decision regarding the selection of recipients. The scholarship award recipients will be announced in early November, and the scholarships will be awarded in January.