Scholarship Winners - 2014/15 Academic Year

Four Scholarships Totaling $8,000 Awarded to College-Bound Students

Congratulations to our scholarship winners. Each recipient received $2,000 from Trona Valley.


Erin Bentley, Member Since 2010

Erin Bentley will be a Sophomore at the University of Wyoming and is working towards her Veterinary degree.

"The power of words is often underestimated. Words are used not only for descriptions and sentences, but to leave an impact and spark revolutions of thought. Selecting words to describe oneself is an exercise in personal reflection because they emphasize your valued qualities and characteristics. The three words I would use to describe myself are individualistic, adventurous, and community-minded."



Miles Nixon, Member Since 2014

Miles Nixon will be a Junior at the University of Wyoming working towards a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science.

"Service has the power to elevate the meaning of life and is part of the transformation that should be included in every education. As a rancher's grandson, I know how key affordable and skilled veterinary services are. Helping local ranchers and farmers with the livestock that provide a living for their families is my way of honoring those hard working individuals and my community."



Adrianna Barajas, Member Since 2012

Adrianna Barajas will be a Sophomore at the University of Wyoming and is working towards her degree in Social Work.

"I volunteered my time reading, playing games, assisting with activities and chatting with the residents at the nursing home. I formed a close relationship with one resident who has given me a whole new perspective on life. Eighty-nine years old and bedridden, she is a strong woman who remains optimistic through all her ups and downs. She has taught me that while the body may fail, you do not succumb to pity or weakness, because all that keeps you going is a courageous mindset."



Shelby Martin, Member Since 2011

Shelby Martin will be a Freshman at Western Wyoming Community College working towards Pre-Med.

"Once I get an idea in my head, I will not stop until I accomplish it. When I was young, I spent a lot of time at the hospital with my grandfather, and since then I have wanted to be a doctor. My mother has given up a lot to give me the best opportunities to grow and succeed and I will not let anything get in the way of realizing my dreams."