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Valley County High School Seniors Encouraged To Apply for Hi-Line Sportsmen Memorial Scholarships


December 25, 2019

All Valley County high school seniors are eligible to apply for substantial college scholarships that will be awarded in February by the Hi-Line Sportsmen.

Scholarship winners will be announced at the conservation group’s annual fundraising banquet, scheduled for Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church’s parish hall in Glasgow. Over the past four years, a total of $13,000 has been awarded to 15 seniors headed for additional education, whether technical and trade schools or two- or four-year universities.

In keeping with the wildlife-conservation mission of the Hi-Line Sportsmen, scholarship applicants must possess a valid Montana hunting license. Other considerations are community service and participation in hunting and conservation-oriented activities as well as personal letters of recommendation. Application deadline for the scholarship is Feb. 1, 2020.

The scholarship(s) are presented in memory of Barb Marsh, a longtime supporter of wildlife conservation and local youth, who died unexpectedly in January 2014, and Mark Jackson, who died in 2015. Both Mark’s wife, Karen Jackson, and Joe Younkin, Barb Marsh’s longtime partner, are donating memorial guns to this year’s HLS banquet. The guns will be auctioned, and proceeds from the memorials will fund next year’s scholarships. The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year since it is dependent on funds raised by the auction and the number of recipients, but in previous years, multiple $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to college-bound Valley County high schoolers.

For details about eligibility and other information about the scholarship, students are encouraged to visit with career counselors at high schools in Glasgow, Nashua, Frazer, Hinsdale, Opheim, and Lustre.

Call Jenn Jackson at 263-7339 or email Jackson at [email protected] for information about both the scholarship and the Feb. 29 banquet, which raises funds for local wildlife conservation, outdoor recreation, youth events, and our hunting heritage.


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