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Gallatin Conservation District

John Venhuizen Honorary Scholarship

Award Amount:  $1000

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2020.  4:30pm.  Applications received after this date will not be considered. *Application deadline for 2020 has passed, please check back spring 2021*

The Gallatin Conservation District announces the availability of a $1000 scholarship in honor of long time Gallatin Conservation District board member and rancher, John Venhuizen.  This scholarship is available to a graduate of the 2020 academic year from a Gallatin County high school.

Eligibility Rules and General Information

  • Scholarship will be awarded to a Gallatin County graduating senior, enrolling full time in a MT post-secondary school.
  • Graduate plans to pursue a degree related to conservation, natural resources, or agriculture.
  • Application must be completed and submitted via email, postal mail, or dropped off at Gallatin Conservation District, 120 S. 5th Suite 104, Manhattan, MT.
  • Scholarship recipient will be selected by GCD’s board of supervisors on the basis of academic achievement, educational goals, extracurricular activities and any additional criteria as may be deemed appropriate by the board.

Application Requirements: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Completed Application Form  Application Form
  • 2 letters of reference (not from immediate family members) to include name, relationship, and contact information.
  • A 500-word essay explaining what conservation means to you.


Gallatin Conservation District

PO Box 569

120 S. 5th Street.  Suite 104

Manhattan, MT 59741

Phone: 406-282-4350


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