Benjamin Rosenberg Cohen Scholarship

Benjamin Rosenberg Cohen Memorial Scholarship

The Benjamin Rosenberg Cohen Scholarship provides funding for undergraduate students at the University of Montana who are pursuing Wilderness Studies through the Wilderness and Civilization program.  This scholarship was established in loving memory of Ben Cohen by his wife, Connie Cohen.  Ben contributed tremendously to the state of Montana.  After taking forestry and geology courses at the University of Montana, Ben worked both as a wilderness guard in the Bitterroot National Forest and as an engineer for the Forest Service in Whitefish.  While in Whitefish, Ben was elected to the state House of Representatives and served four terms from 1984 to 1992.  In addition, Ben owned, operated, and “grew” North Valley Refuse for twenty years, where he pioneered curbside co-collection of trash and recyclables in the Flathead Valley.  Ben loved the outdoors—to ski, swim, hike, and play soccer and rugby.  Ben contributed generously to Montana, his community, and his family. 

To apply, download this document: Benjamin Rosenberg Cohen Scholarship.