The University of Montana John Richard Seiver Scholarship Endowment
Dave & Helena Seiver set up a permanent scholarship endowment at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana in 2016. The endowment was set up in Dave's father's name, John Richard Seiver, who sadly passed away in April 2018, and will be focused on student scholarships in the the area of forest stewardship. John Richard Seiver was an avid outdoors man as a child all the way of through retirement, even building his own small boat as a young adult. He was a Boy Scout, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and loved fly-fishing. John caught several trout in Montana rivers and lakes. Due to health concerns, John was unable to make it up to U of M before his passing, but we are quite sure he would have loved meeting students that shared his passion for the outdoors and that are dedicating their careers to protecting it.
An inaugural cash scholarship was awarded to Charlotte Reed in 2017 (see picture below) to get the endowment started, and in the 2018-2019 academic year a scholarship from the partially-funded endowment was granted to Fish & Wildlife Biology Graduate Student, Sarah Sells. Congratulations to both Charlotte and Sarah!
Our 2019-2020 scholarship winner, Alanna Shaw, was kind enough to send us a letter about her background and her current graduate studies at the University of Montana. You can read it yourself below: