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John Venhuizen Honorary Scholarship
2023 application is now open!

Award Amount:  $1000

Application Deadline:  May 5th, 2023,  4:30 pm.  Applications received after this date will not be considered. 

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 2023 academic year from a Gallatin County High School or equivalent.

Eligibility Rules and General Information

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a Gallatin County graduating student, enrolling full-time in a post-secondary school. 
  • Graduate plans to pursue a degree related to conservation, natural resources, agriculture, or a STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math) -related field. 
  • Students applying for the scholarship under a STEAM major must show an emphasis on natural resource studies (Forestry, wildlife management, ecology, etc.)
  • The application must be completed and submitted via email, postal mail, or dropped off at Gallatin Conservation District, 120 S. 5th Street.  Suite B104, Manhattan, MT.  
  • The 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 (click here and download the 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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