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FRED E. WARREN SCHOLARSHIP HONORING DEAN JOHN A. HILL

The unique relationship between Dean John A. Hill and Fred Warren was an excellent example of university/industry cooperation. Hill, an expert in wool, worked with Fred Warren of Warren Livestock of Cheyenne to start a sheep selection program. The selection was based...

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GARY AND GLORIA PARKER SCHOLARSHIP

Gary and Gloria Parker owned and operated Shamrock Angus Ranch north of Laramie, Wyoming for 12 years. During this time they participated in the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Albany County 4-H organization, Wyoming Angus Association, the Wyoming Beef Cattle...

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GENEVA BIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Geneva Bird taught home economics at Laramie High School and worked with Verna Hitchcock to coordinate programs for high school home economics. She participated in numerous home economics activities at the University of Wyoming and throughout the state. Her hard work...

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GORDON AND RETA MAE TATE SCHOLARSHIP

Gordon and Reta Mae Tate both attended the University of Wyoming. Gordon graduated cum laude in 1933 after majoring in agronomy and agricultural economics, with minors in ag husbandry, English, public speaking, debate and journalism. According to Gordon, his greatest...

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Gwen E. Denton Memorial Scholarship

Gwen was born March 7, 1942 in Lusk to Blanche C. and Lloyd F. Schaefer. Growing up on the family dairy, she was active in 4-H and began a lifetime pursuit of music by performing in school band and chorus, and singing in the Lusk Congregational Church Choir during...

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HAROLD P. ALLEY SCHOLARSHIP

Harold P. Alley was a nationally recognized expert in the field of weed science. A Wyoming native, Harold received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming and his doctorate in botanical sciences from Colorado State University. Harold began...

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HARRY LA TOUSH SCHOLARSHIP

Harry LaToush received his bachelor’s degree in range management in 1961. After graduation, Mr. LaToush went on to obtain a master’s degree and is currently the owner of Sunburst, Inc., a livestock feeding service and consulting company in Scott City, Kansas. While...

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HELEN G. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP

The Laramie County Extension Homemakers established this scholarship in Helen Miller’s honor when she retired in 1977, after 36 years with the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service. She served 12 years as a home demonstration agent and 24 years as state...

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HENRY PETZ SCHOLARSHIP

Henry Petz was born in Nebraska in 1876, the eldest child of German immigrants. When he was 10, his family moved to Wyoming where they homesteaded north of Lusk. During the famous Johnson County War, young Henry worked as a ranch hand for John B. Kendrick of...

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HERBERT G. FISSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Herb Fisser taught University of Wyoming students about the ecology of rangelands for more than 30 years. He shared information with his students about his travels abroad, including his global view about the response of shrubs to livestock and wildlife grazing. In...

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HINES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Hines family has operated and lived on the Hines family ranch in Campbell County since 1900. A Gillette, Wyoming native, John graduated from Campbell County High School and later attended the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources....

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HOVEY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship recognizes three generations of a pioneer family in southeastern Wyoming. W.A. (Will) Hovey, wife Ethel, and son Arthur proved up on a homestead in Goshen county in 1911. Arthur and his wife, Ruth, added their own holdings to the family operation....

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HOWARD I. DOWNER WYOMING STATE FFA OFFICER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Howard I. Downer, who passed away in 1998. The scholarship was established by his wife Donna Beth Downer as a way of acknowledging Howard’s contributions and accomplishments in the field of vocational agriculture, and to...

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IRA P. TROTTER SCHOLARSHIP

Ira P. Trotter was a graduate of Cheyenne High School. He received further education at Blackstone Military Academy in Virginia, West Point Military Academy, Rice Institute in Houston, and the University of Colorado – Boulder. He received a law degree in 1926, but...

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JAMES M. AND BLANCHE DAVIDSON SCHOLARSHIP

Jim Davidson contributed 36 years of his life, experience, and expertise to the University of Wyoming. He provided hands-on training for the University of Wyoming’s agricultural students, many of whom are still involved in the sheep industry. Jim began his career in...

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Janice and David Robrock Scholarship Fund

Janice Carlson grew up in Hanna, Wyoming, daughter of a Polish coalminer transplanted from Michigan. Valedictorian of her High School class, she attended UW on a High School Honor Scholarship. From her place on the Dean’s List and President’s Honor Roll, she became...

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JEROME MAURICE "JERRY" MEYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Jerry Meyer and the Meyer family resided in Ranchester and Sheridan, Wyoming, for many years. Jerry’s sister Cherrill Meyer Whitlow described him as “just a cowboy” who encouraged his daughter to attend the University of Wyoming. His daughter, Jonalee Meyer,...

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J. H. HANLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

John H. Hanley attended and graduated from the University of Wyoming with BS and PhD degrees in Geology. While at UW John became interested in early Cenozoic lake and river deposits in the Green River Formation of southwestern Wyoming, and his PhD dissertation...

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JIM AND MARIAN BERGER GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Berger family of Saratoga, Wyoming, has been active in Wyoming’s agricultural industry for many years. Jim and Marian Berger, together with their son Jack and his family, run the Berger Ranch in Carbon County. This ranch has been in the Berger family almost...

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JOE AND ARLENE WATT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Long-time UW supporters Joe and Arlene Watt established this scholarship for deserving College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students. Joe Watt and Arlene Bundy were both born to Wyoming homesteading families in the Moorcroft and Gillette areas. Following...

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JOE S. AND KATHY GLOYD SCHOLARSHIP

Initiated in 2004, the Joe and Kathy Gloyd Scholarship helps future veterinarians attain their undergraduate degree. Originally from Wyoming, Dr. Joe Gloyd served 10 years on the Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine and 21 years on staff with the American Veterinary...

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JOHN A. HILL MEMORIAL TRUST FUND SCHOLARSHIP

John A. Hill served the University of Wyoming from 1907 until his death in 1951. He was dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1923 to 1950. “During his years of service with the university,...

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JOHN AND ESTHER CLAY SCHOLARSHIP

John Clay was raised on a ranch in Albany County and attended the University of Wyoming both before and after World War II. A very active alum, he has served on numerous University of Wyoming boards and was instrumental in helping the College of Agriculture and...

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JOHN CORBETT SCHOLARSHIP

A Harvard graduate who lettered in football and basketball, Mr. John Corbett was also an All-American football player. He served in the Spanish-American War and taught and coached throughout Ohio. After spending some time at Oklahoma A&M, John Corbett came to...

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JOHN H. AND HILDA SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

John was born on the family homestead in Colorado, where he attended grade school and high school. After attending the University of Colorado – Boulder, he entered the ranching profession in Wyoming. Beginning in 1932, the key to Simpson’s operation was a keen...

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Judith and Robert Savage Excellence Fund in Special Education

Judy is originally from Fort Morgan, Colorado and came to the University of Wyoming to study education, graduating in 1966. While in college, she met her husband, Bob, who was studying accounting. Following graduation, the couple lived in various areas across the...

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Julian Isaias Abas Music Production Excellence Fund

Julian Isaias Abas was the son of John Abas and Juanita Abas. As a world class Audio Engineer and technician, he was dedicated to his role as Coordinator for the Associated Students Technical Services (ASTEC) at the University of Wyoming, and worked tirelessly for...

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KAZ AND TOSHIE URIU SCHOLARSHIP

The family of Kaz and Toshie Uriu, long-time agricultural producers and leaders from Washakie County, established this scholarship in their honor. It is presented to a sophomore, junior, or senior in Family and Consumer Sciences.

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KERCHER FAMILY INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT IN ANIMAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Remembering the struggle to complete their education, the Kercher family is pleased to support an international graduate student. Lydia and Connie were raised in Montana near Bridger. Connie received his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University. After...

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LARRY C. GUBBELS FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Larry Cyril Gubbels was born in 1942, the son of Cyril Jerome and Mary Catherine (Sauser) Gubbels, and grew up on a farm outside of Randolph, Nebraska. He graduated from Saint Francis Catholic School in 1960. In high school he played basketball and baseball, and he...