National Bison Association Announces 2010 Throlson Scholarship

Westminster, Colorado (July 16, 2010) -The National Bison Association (NBA) has announced the 2010 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 one $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships for outstanding students who are currently engaged in studies pertaining to the bison industry. Eligible students include juniors and seniors in undergraduate programs attending school full-time, as well as graduate students. Applications are available for download here.
 

Applications must be completed and mailed to the NBA no later than Oct. 1, 2010.  Recipient announcements will be made no later than Nov. 5, 2010.  For more information, contact the NBA office at (303) 292-2833, or jim@bisoncentral.com.  

The NBA Board also has a new junior membership for individuals ages 21 and younger.  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 free subscription to Bison World.  The Junior Membership is $50 annually. Learn more at www.bisoncentral.com

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