Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship

The Throlson American Bison Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship program. This program has been established to encourage bison related studies and promote leadership among future bison industry professionals. A minimum of $2,000 of the $9,000 amount will be awarded in the memory of Richard Zahringer to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture economics, ag-business, or accounting.

The Throlson American Bison Foundation was established by the American Bison Association before the merger with the National Buffalo Association. The primary mission of the foundation is to annually award scholarships in bison related studies.


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

  • 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
  • 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

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates should complete the scholarship application form that can be easily downloaded from the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • In 100 words or less, explain how you may play a role in the growth of the bison industry in the next 15 years
  • In 200 words or less, list all community and professional organizations to which you belong and your involvement with them. Include length of membership, if applicable.
  • In 100 words or less, list any livestock, veterinary, biological, zoological, human nutrition, accounting, economics, agribusiness or agricultural work experience you have had to date, include a length of employment.
  • In 100 words or less, list your hobbies and leisure activities.
  • In 100 words or less, discuss your philosophy on bison in today’s environment.
  • In 100 words or less, identify what you believe to be the most critical issues affecting your field of study during the next ten years.
  • In 200 words or less, write a statement directed to the Throlson American Bison Foundation Board of Directors providing information concerning your career goals and objectives (i.e. how you plan to use your education in the future)
  • Enclose one letter of recommendation from departmental faculty

Submitting Details:

You can mail the complete application to:

Throlson American Bison Foundation
8690 Wolff Court, #200
Westminster, CO 80031

Award Amount:

A minimum of $2,000 of the $9,000 amount will be awarded to the winning candidates.

Application Deadline:

Annual application deadline is October 1, 2016.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For more information, contact the NBA office at (303) 292-2833, or

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