EWC Announces New Scholarship
September 17, 2003
(Torrington, WY) Through the generosity of Ron Lovercheck, Eastern Wyoming College has received funds for a new scholarship, the Goshen County Habitat Scholarship. Lovercheck was appointed to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission by Governor Freudenthal and received eight Elk licenses with his appointment. In turn, he gave a license to the Rooster Booster Club and a license to Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt. Lovercheck asked each group to donate a part of the proceeds from the sale of the license to Eastern Wyoming College for an agriculture scholarship. Mike Callahan, spokesman for Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt, remarked, "We are delighted to be able to contribute and appreciate Ron for a great idea." Speaking on behalf of the Rooster Booster Club, Craig Allen also praised Lovercheck for a "super idea." Allen replied, "This is a great opportunity for the community and keeps the money in Wyoming."
The scholarship will allow a Wyoming resident majoring in agriculture or wildlife management full tuition for a year at Eastern Wyoming College. According to Development Director, Lynnea Bartlett, "The college is very pleased to offer this scholarship to encourage interest in conservation and habitat." Ron Lovercheck added, "It's good to be a part of this community effort to stimulate interest in the EWC agriculture program. This is a great beginning!"
Eastern Wyoming College student, freshman Matt Huizenga of Lusk, was awarded this scholarship. His program of study is Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management. He is working towards becoming a game warden. For more information about the Goshen County Habitat Scholarship, please
contact EWC Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8224.