Middle Park 4-H Scholarship
The Middle Park 4-H Scholarship was established in 1994 at a Middle Park 4-H Council meeting with $2,575 seed money. This account has grown through generous donations and now garners enough interest to self perpetuate the annual scholarship.
This year $4,000 will be awarded to graduating 4-H seniors from the Middle Park 4-H Scholarship Fund. The recipients are:
Tel Linke $1,000
Abbie Halley $1,000
Erica Weimer $500
Hayley Friesen $500
Madeline VanBemmelen $500
Samantha Sparrows $500
These awards were made possible through generous donations to the scholarship fund by:
Ben McClelland Memorial, BIM Storage/ Bill Wheatley, The Bruchez Family, Cold Creek Buffalo, Flintstone Gravel, Granby NAPA Auto Parts, Grand Mountain Bank,
Lyle Horn Memorial Scholarship Fund, McCall Linke, Phil & Genie Wall,
Donations made in memory of Carl Murphy and Ben McClelland:
Christine Doucette, Tracy & Diane Temple, Martha Wall, Roselle McClelland, Carol & James Slagle, Kay Rosenbohm, The Pickering Family, Mark Salvador, Karen Ketcham
Beginning in 2012 , the Middle Park Cowbelles have awarded a $500 scholarship to one student from Grand and Summit counties based on an essay applicants wrote titled "The Benefits of Beef". Applicants chose to focus on one of four topics: Nutrition and Health, Financial and Economic, Environmental or Heritage.
The Middle Park Farm Bureau has also awarded a matching $500 scholarship to a a student based on the same essay from Grand and Jackson counties.
2019 Cowbelles: Tel Linke
2019 Middle Park Farm Bureau:
Middle Park Stockgrowers
Every Year the Middle Park Stockgrowers Association awards one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a graduating senior in West Grand, East Grand,or Summit County who plans to continue his/her education in the area of agriculture, including but not limited to agronomy, agricultural business, animal science, equine science, and natural resource management.
The 2019 Middle Park Stockgrowers Scholarship have been awarded to two very deserving young men, both with strong ties to the Grand County ranching community. This year's scholarships have been awarded to Tel Linke and
Middle Park Conservation District
For the third time, Middle park Conservation District has awarded a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior in Grand County. Applications for the scholarship were accepted from seniors in West Grand, East Grand and Summit County, including home-schooled students. Applicants were to be continuing their education in the arenas of Natural Resource Management, Conservation, or Agriculture.
The 2019 MPCD Scholarship was awarded to Tel Linke to continue his studies in ranch management, cattle production, and diesel technology.