Throlson Scholarship Application

Throlson Scholarship Application

The Throlson American Bison Foundation is pleased to announce its 2024 scholarship program. This program has been established to encourage bison-related studies and develop leadership among future bison industry professionals. In January 2025, 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, 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 and must include a letter of recommendation and completed academic performance form by your department head or chairperson, a link for which will be emailed to you upon completion of the application. The Board will make the final decision regarding the selection of recipients after receiving all required documents. Scholarship award recipients will be announced in early November, and the awards will be distributed in January.