Many of you are aware that last fall I served as a Media guest at the Wyoming Women’s Antelope hunt. It’s such an amazing experience, in which I wish all women could partake. Today I’m sharing their announcement, they’ve opened the scholarship application period. Check it out.
Cheers, MiaLARAMIE, WY – With the help of generous sponsors, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation offers scholarships for women interested in participating in the 2017 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. The scholarship application will be open April 1 – May 1, 2017. The hunt provides mentoring opportunities and helps bring awareness to the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and their mission to invest in economic self-sufficiency for women and girls of Wyoming.
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation will host more than 40 female hunters from across the nation on Oct. 12-15, 2017 at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, mentorship and camaraderie. Through generous sponsorship, the foundation provides scholarships to a portion of its hunters each year. The scholarships cover all license, hunting and guide fees, lodging, meals, and post-hunt activities for four days and three nights. The only expense left up to the participant is travel to and from the event. Hunters of all skill levels are welcome, including first-time hunters. Hunters are divided into pairs and assigned a licensed guide and hunt on mostly private lands surrounding Ucross.
Visit the participation page on the hunt website for more application information and to sign up for email notifications about scholarship opportunities.
Submission includes a 300-word essay on why you would like to participate. Selections will include both seasoned and aspiring hunters to create pairings of mentors and mentees. Event sponsors and hunt alumni make it possible for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation to award up to one quarter of the 40 hunting spots to scholarship applicants. Starting May 15, applicants will be notified if they are selected.
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation created the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt in 2013 when it became the first all-women’s pronghorn hunt in the nation. Since inception, the event has raised more than $280,000 to support the hunt and special projects that help women and girls across Wyoming.
WYWF is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out more than $6.1 million to nonprofits across the state in 2015. The Women’s Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will ensure funding to enhance the lives of women and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It makes grants to organizations that help Wyoming women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to economic self-sufficiency, and supports systems change to eliminate those barriers. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested $832,000 into nearly 100 organizations.