Muley Fanatic Foundation Awards Inaugural Conservation Scholarship to Green River Senior

Muley Fanatic Foundation Awards Inaugural Conservation Scholarship to Green River Senior

Pictured left to right, Joey Faigl and Josh Coursey (MFF Founders), Kolbi Hester (Scholarship recipient), Christine Thomas (Kolbi's proud Mother), Brian Taylor (Scholarship Chair).

GREEN RIVER– Kolbi Hester, a Senior at Green River High School, has been awarded the very first Stan Lueck Memorial Scholarship from the Muley Fanatic Foundation.

The scholarship is aimed toward students who volunteer time helping in conservation efforts throughout Wyoming, and who will be attending a Wyoming college with a conservation related discipline as their intended field of study. Kolbi has been awarded $2,500 to be used toward her 2020-2021 college fees and expenses.

Kolbi had conservation in her heart before she even knew of this scholarship. She has volunteered with the Muley Fanatic Foundation on several occasions, including fundraising banquets and wildlife research projects. Volunteering was the first step in qualifying for this scholarship, followed by an essay discussing why conservation is important, and what she learned about the benefits of conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat through her volunteer efforts. 

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Aside from academics and conservation efforts, Kolbi is a member of FFA, and in certain circles is known as “Short Shanks” the rodeo clown. She also helps with other fundraising efforts around town for various groups. The size of her character is rivaled only by the size of her heart.

The Stan Lueck Memorial Scholarship Committee and the Muley Fanatic Foundation sincerely congratulates Kolbi.

About the Stan Lueck Memorial Scholarship

The Stan Lueck Memorial Scholarship namesake is in honor of a true ambassador and friend of wildlife who gave countless hours of his living years to further the efforts of conservation. Stan’s legacy and impacts to conservation are still being furthered today by everyone who knew and drew inspiration from his passion for wild things and wild places.

For others who may be interested in applying for the scholarship, there are up to five additional scholarships available. Qualification requirements are noted in this press release, or contact the Muley Fanatic Foundation in Green River at 307-875-3133, or e-mail or for more details.