MTA Memorial Scholarship

In Memory of Doug Slifka, Fuller Laugeman and Pat Vanek


The Montana Trappers Association offers three (3) $500 scholarships for any MTA member or member's sibling who intends to further their education at any college or university of their choice. These scholarships are awarded annually and membership in the MTA MUST be current.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded at the link below. Scholarships will be awarded during the yearly Rendezvous in September. Members and their children are encouraged to contact their Director, Officer or Committee member for further information or assistance. Those MTA members out of state and their families are eligible to apply as well as in state.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 15 - 25

  • Scholarship for undergraduate study in any college or university.

  • High School or College Transcript must be included with application.

  • Student involvement in activities to include: MTA programs, trapping, school programs, community service.

  • Applicants must submit a type written essay or short story on trapping or conservation. The awarded scholarship applicant’s essay will be published in the MTA newsletter.

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation by current MTA members, MTA District Director, Sub-Directors, from the district where applicant resides. Teachers, or other pertinent individuals, must be included with application.

  • Planned course of study: i.e. Furbearer or Wildlife Management, Natural Resources, or other life science major preferred. Other majors will be considered.

  • Applicants attitude and intent, to be determined by application responses or committee interview.

  • Applicant must be a minor dependent of a member in good standing of the MTA, or a member of the association for one (1) year prior to applying for a scholarship.

  • All applications must be type written.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Application

Applications must be completed and returned by June 1 of the current year to:

MTA Scholarship Committee
C/O Gary VanHaele
P O Box 264
Hysham, MT 59038

  Download Scholarship Application

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