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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 04/30/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Pinedale Awards College Scholarships to Local Students

Pinedale High School seniors Alison Wadsworth and Joshua Eaton earned scholarships from the employees of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) for their outstanding academic achievement and strong commitment to public lands. Wadsworth was awarded $300 and runner-up Eaton was awarded $200 to be used as needed when each student enters the University of Wyoming in fall 2013.

Seven scholarship applications were received. Candidates were anonymously ranked according to transcript, résumé and a brief essay discussing how each student viewed their educational and career goals in relation to the role of the BLM in their community. This year, only one point separated the top two candidates. 

Since 1992, the PFO Scholarship Committee has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from the Pinedale and Big Piney high schools. The PFO Employee Social Organization raises scholarship money from various endeavors, including chili cook-offs, snack bar sales, horseshoe tournaments, white elephant sales, dessert auctions and employee donations. This year, there were sufficient funds to award the usual $300 scholarship as well as a second $200 scholarship.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale WY 82941  

Last updated: 04-30-2013