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2014 Montana CattleWomen Scholarship          

Ariel Overstreet-AdkinsThe 2014 Montana CattleWomen, Inc's Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Ariel Overstreet-Adkins, the daughter of Jim and Anne Overstreet of Big Timber.  Ariel graduated from Reed Point High School in 2002, Princeton University, New Jersey, with honors in Anthropology in 2006 and is presently attending the University of Montana School of Law in Missoula. She is an advocate for Agriculture.

Calli OiestadThe 2013 Montana CattleWomen, Inc.’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Calli Oiestad, a High School graduate of Sweet Grass County High School of Big Timber, Montana. Calli is attending the University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana. She is the daughter of Ole and Helen Oiestad of McLeod, Montana.

James J WoodringThe winner of the 2012 Montana CattleWomen Scholarship was James J Woodring of Townsend, MT.  James is attending MSU Bozeman with a Major in Livestock Management & Industry and a Minor in Natural Resource & Rangeland Ecology.  James is the son of Larry and Buffy Woodring of Townsend.

Whitney HoyemThe 2011 Montana CattleWomen, Inc.’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Whitney Hoyem, who attends Montana State University-Northern, Havre. Whitney is a sophomore, majoring in Business Agriculture. Whitney is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Hoyem of Wilsall.


 The sum of $1,000 is available to a student from a Montana home who is at least a sophomore attending a Montana university or college. Preference will be given to a student majoring in a field beneficial to the livestock industry. Payment will be made in installments during the following year.

April 15, 2014 is the final date for acceptance of applications. Forms for the scholarship are available from the Financial Aid Offices of the state colleges and universities, or from the Scholarship Committee Chairman or by going online to our website: www.montanacattlewomen.org .

The scholarship is awarded to the student whom the committee determines to have the best balance of scholarship, citizenship, and financial need. In the event that more than one student has top qualifications, the student with the AG-oriented background will be given preference. In addition, members or children of members of Montana CattleWomen, Inc. may also be given preference. A college grade point average of 2.7 is required. The potential for a successful future will be a factor in the final decision.

Please contact your local school personnel and members of your local CattleWomen/CowBelle group, as they may know of a student from your local area who qualifies for the scholarship and wishes to apply. These students should be contacted and informed of the scholarship.

This scholarship is supported by a memorial fund, separate from the general fund of Montana CattleWomen. Tax deductible donations from individuals and CattleWomen locals are the only source of income for the fund. We would encourage you to consider making a donation to the scholarship fund. Most gifts are sent in memory of an individual. The family of that person is notified that the gift was made. It is also acknowledged at a memorial service during the annual state convention in December.

Thanks for your help by supporting our young people and our industry through this scholarship.



Chair: Nancy Schultz
Box 219
Grass Range, MT 59032
Ph. (406) 428-2101
Lindsey Foard
16163 Old Shelby Rd
Conrad, MT  59425
Ph. 861-8655
Jennifer Bergin
P.O. Box 49
Melstone, MT 59054
Ph. (406) 947-2103

1. This scholarship is an award of general merit balancing the applicant's scholarship and financial need.
2. Eligibility requirements are:
      a. Applicant must be from a Montana home.
      b. Applicant must be attending an accredited Montana institution of post-secondary education, either public or private.
      c. Applicant must be at least a sophomore when applying. Preference will be given to an applicant majoring in a field beneficial to the livestock industry.
      d. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or above.
      e. Applicant must show a reasonable need for financial assistance.
      f.  A student from an agriculture-oriented family may be given preference in the event that more than one student has top qualifications.
      g.  Members or children of Montana CattleWomen, Inc. may be given preference in the event that more than one student has top qualifications.
3. All applications and accompanying required information must be postmarked no later than April 15. Late applications will not be considered. All materials will be returned to the student.
4. This year's scholarship winner will be announced after June, 2014. The winner's school will also be notified and an announcement made at an appropriate time.
5. The award funds will be given to the winner in equal installments the following school year and are to be used to further the student's education at an accredited Montana institution of higher education in whatever manner the student chooses.
6. One year after graduating, the scholarship winner is asked to report to the Montana CattleWomen Secretary as to his or her chosen vocation.
7.  The scholarship recipient is strongly encouraged to attend the Inspirational Breakfast at the Montana CattleWomen Annual Convention in December of the year of the award.


      420 N. CALIFORNIA
      HELENA, MT 59601
      PHONE (406)442-3420

More information is included in our Application Instruction Sheet