Public Lands Council Offers Scholarship for College Students to Attend DC Fly-In

Public Lands Council Offers Scholarship for College Students to Attend DC Fly-In

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Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Application Now Available

The Public Lands Council is awarding two Nick Theos scholarships of $250 (in addition to hotel and registration) to attend the annual Spring Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, March 27-30, 2017.

Nick Theos, a founding member of PLC and great supporter of the livestock industry, passed away on April 11th, 2013 at the age of 92. It is because of the Theos family and the Nick Theos PLC Scholarship Program that young people are able to attend our annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.

In an effort to get more college students involved with PLC issues and provide them with an unforgettable learning experience, we are offering this chance to meet members of Congress and their staff; attend meetings with agency officials; and hear from the leading experts and influencers in the industry. Scholars will be able to actively participate in our efforts to promote and support public lands grazing at our Nation’s Capital.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public lands ranching. We ask that they complete the form below and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, FFA mentor, livestock association, or other leader that can attest to the professionalism and interest of the applicant. If selected, applicants should be prepared to give short remarks to meeting attendees during lunch on Tuesday, March 28th. PLC will provide hotel rooms and registration fees. Sponsorships to help cover travel costs are encouraged.

Applications can be found at http://publiclandscouncil.org/about/careers-internships/nick-theos-plc-scholarship-program . Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, February 24, 2017. The PLC Executive Committee will select the two recipients, and PLC staff will notify the recipients no later than Wednesday, March 1st.

Please contact Marci Schlup at 202-879-9135Call: 202-879-9135 or mschlup@beef.org with any questions.

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