2018 Memorial Scholarship

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.

Application information is available at college Financial Aid Offices throughout Montana. This year’s scholarship application may be completed online (See Details Below). Contact the 2018 Scholarship Chair Nancy Hereim by phone 406-547-3495 or email at with any questions.

Applications must be submitted no later than April 15, 2018.

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.

This scholarship was established in 1963 and has been awarded to worthy students since that time.




Montana Cattlewomen Award Scholarship for 55th Year

Headshot PeterThe 2017 Montana Cattlewomen’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Peter Taylor, who has completed his first year at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana. Peter is a third generation participant in his family’s ranching business near Kirby, MT.

Peter was one of five highly qualified applicants for the scholarship.

Peter earned his B.A. degree in Geology and Governmental Studies at Bowdoin College, graduating in 2000. He returned to the ranch and has actively served on the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Board for several years. It is that position which opened his eyes to the breadth of litigation facing farming and ranching in Montana and also renewed in him a desire to attend law school and take a more active role in defending our industry.

Peter is the son of Walter and Lila Taylor. Peter and his wife Amanda have 3 young daughters. He says that ranching is “in his blood”, and he looks forward to being a knowledgeable voice for ranching in the courtroom.

The Montana Cattlewomen’s Scholarship is in the amount of $1000 and is funded through memorials. This scholarship was established in 1963, which makes this the 55thconsecutive year it has been awarded to a worthy student.

As a voice for the producer, Peter will surely be an asset to the agriculture and livestock industry. Congratulations, Peter. The Montana Cattlewomen are proud to invest in you!

2016 MCW Scholarship Recipient Announced

2016_schoarship_recipient_allie_nelson Allie Nelson, a student at Montana State University – Bozeman has been selected as the 2016 Montana CattleWomen’s scholarship recipient.

We are honored to have had many applicants, and her selection was a testament to her achievements and future endeavors. Allie has excelled in school, agriculture and agriculture organizations including being a state FFA officer, as well as being an active community volunteer.

Allie is from Great Falls, MT and is the daughter of Ron & Becky Nelson.

2015 MCW Scholarship Awarded

by Lindsey Habets, 2015 Scholarship Committee Chair

Lilly Brogger, 2015 Montana CattleWomen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

The 2015 Montana CattleWomen’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Lilly Brogger, a senior at Montana State University, Bozeman.  Lilly is majoring in English Writing with a minor in Agricultural Business.  She has already aligned herself on her career path by writing agriculture-related articles for the school newspaper, The MSU Exponent.  Lilly’s plan is to become a Professional Agricultural Journalist.

Lilly is the daughter of Marc and Lola Brogger of Three Forks, Montana. Coming from a ranch background herself, Lilly knows she can be a bridge between the producer and consumer. “No community can function without good communication,” states Lilly, “and part of good communication is working with the opposition”.

With all of the misconceptions in today’s world of “where our food comes from” and the extremely high percentage of people who are uneducated or misinformed as to our role as farmers and ranchers, the challenge to clearly communicate is enormous. Lilly recognizes the importance and the need for writers with an ag background, who can more easily and effectively share the agricultural community’s story.

The Montana Cattlewomen’s Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 and is funded through memorials.  This scholarship was established in 1963, which makes this the 53rd consecutive year it has been awarded to a worthy student.

As a voice for the producer, Lilly Brogger will surely be an asset to the agriculture and livestock industry.  Congratulations Lilly – The Montana Cattlewomen are proud to invest in you!

Past recipients of the MCW Memorial Scholarship:

2017 : Peter Taylor of Kirby
2016 : Allie Nelson of Great Falls
2015 : Lilly Brogger of Three Forks
2014 : Ariel Overstreet-Adkins of Helena
2013 : Calli Oiested of McLeod
2012 : James J Woodring of Townsend
2011 : Whitney Hoyem of Wilsall
2010 : Aaron DeVries of Malta
2009 : Tom Brown of Helena
2008 : Kari Gillespie of Kevin
2007 : James Brown of Helena
2006 : Lindsey Foard of Roundup

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