2019 MCW Scholarship Recipient Announced
By Laramie Smith, Scholarship Committee Chair
The 2019 Montana CattleWomen’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Greta Gustafson, a student at Montana State University, Bozeman. Greta is majoring in Microbiology and Immunology and minoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Following in her father and grandfather’s footsteps, her goal is to return to her homeland to serve the surrounding communities with a mixed-animal veterinary practice, with a focus on beef cattle.
Greta is the daughter of Barr and Colleen Gustafson of Browning, Montana. As a third generation rancher and veterinarian, Greta sees the shortage of rural large animal vets. The US Census Bureau predicts there will be a shortage of 15,000 veterinarians by 2025, predominately in the food animal sector.
After reviewing the nearly flawless application with impressive transcripts, resume, and letters of recommendation, the 2019 MCW Scholarship Committee is pleased to award Greta with the scholarship.
The Montana CattleWomen’s Memorial Scholarship is $1,000, and is funded through memorials. This scholarship was established in 1963, which makes this the 56th consecutive year it has been awarded.
Thank you, Greta! The Montana CattleWomen are proud to invest in you!