This year the Wallowa County Stockgrowers Association, in partnership with the Probert and Boucher families, are offering scholarships which will recognize the next generation of young people training for professions in the agricultural industry. Up to three scholarships may be awarded during the organization’s annual meeting held in August.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a school of agriculture, school of forestry, or other natural resource-related area of study beyond the high school level.

Applicants should be residents of Wallowa County and should have attended school in Wallowa County.

Both graduating high school seniors and students presently enrolled in post high school programs are eligible for consideration, although preference is given to applicants with at least college sophomore standing.

Applications for the scholarships are available at the OSU Extension office in Enterprise or by emailing a request to wcsgscholarship@gmail.com. Completed applications, with support documents, are due no later than Friday, July 27, by 5 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office in Enterprise. All qualified applicants will be interviewed as a part of the selection process prior to the Aug. 18 Stockgrowers Annual meeting and Ranch Rodeo.

This year the Boucher-Probert Memorial Scholarship is made possible by the Probert and Boucher families in memory of Helen Boucher and Jim Probert, who were both active members of the agricultural community, in addition to the community at large. Through this scholarship program these agricultural leaders are remembered for the support and encouragement they gave to students pursuing post-high school education.

Wallowa County Stockgrowers Memorial Scholarship awards are made available through organizational fundraisers and by contributions to the educational fund throughout the year in memory, or in honor of, friends and family who have been involved in the agricultural industry. These funds reflect an appreciation of the agriculture industry, its people, and the next generation of men and women to lead the industry through their labors.

For more information on how you may apply or contribute to the scholarship program, contact any member of the association’s scholarship committee (Dick Boucher, Carol Watts, Phillip Ketscher, Wendy Spaur, Jeff Parker, John Williams, or Saralyn Johnson) or email the committee at the address provided above.

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