The National Bison Association (NBA) has announced the 2014 Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship amid continued growth in consumer demand for healthy, natural bison meat.
The Throlson American Bison Foundation is named after its founder, Dr. Ken Throlson, a pioneer of the modern bison business and awards three outstanding college students with an interest in the burgeoning bison industry.
"The Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship program has been established to recognize, encourage and promote leadership among future bison industry professionals," said Dave Carter, executive director of the NBA.
The scholarship program will offer a total of $5,000 in scholarships for outstanding students who are currently enrolled in a recognized livestock, animal science, veterinary, agriculture, or human nutrition program in the United States or Canada.
Eligible students include juniors and seniors in undergraduate programs attending school full-time, as well as graduate students. Applications are available for download at the NBA's website, www.bisoncentral.com.
Applications must be completed and mailed to the NBA no later than Oct. 1. Recipient announcements will be made no later than Nov. 5. For more information, contact the NBA office at 303-292-2833, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NBA also has a junior membership for individuals ages 21 and younger that are interested in the bison community. NBA junior members can access member information on the website, receive discounted conference rates, consign animals to the Gold Trophy Show & Sale held in Denver in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, and receive a subscription to Bison World and the NBA newsletter, The Weekly Update. The junior membership is $50 annually.
Learn more at www.bisoncentral.com.