WU – Jim Rettig Memorial Scholarship Application

*All Scholarship submissions are due by May 1st

Please fill out the online form. If you prefer to use a paper printed form, please download here:

Jim Rettig Memorial Scholarship Application – Printable Form

A minimum of (2) two $500.00 Scholarships for members of Walleyes Unlimited of Montana (WUM) and their dependent children. Funding comes from the $100.00 profit realized when the miniature Jim Rettig Memorial bronzes are sold, donations from chapters and individuals. Scholarship funds will be accumulated/collected from January 1st thru December 31st of the current fiscal year. If additional funds are necessary, those funds will come from the WUM foundation fund. Funds for scholarship awardees will be paid on an academic year basis (starting with the Fall semester). Applications will be accepted through May 1 of the current year.
Failure to complete all items in the application will result in the applicant not being considered for the scholarship.
• Applicants must be a either:
o A dependent whose parents/sponsors are members in good standing of WUM for a minimum of one year prior to the start of the new fiscal year.
o A member in good standing with WUM. Recipients of the scholarship who are 18 and older will be given an honorary one year membership to Walleyes Unlimited of Montana.
• Academically, the applicant must be a student in good standing as attested to by a letter of endorsement from the applicant’s school advisor/counselor.
• Each applicant will submit a “Letter of Interest” on the importance of the scholarship, why he/she want the scholarship and explain his/her short and long term plans. The “Letter of Interest” is to accompany the
applicant’s application.
• Applicant must provide a copy of their most recent academic transcript.
• Applicant must provide the name (contact information) of two references, one who must be a WUM Member.
• A new application must be submitted each new academic year.
• Scholarship checks will be made out to the school the awardees will be attending.
• Selection of the scholarship winners will be made by a committee of Walleyes Unlimited of Montana members and the students will be notified by letter.
• Awards will be announced no later than July 1 of the current year


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