RAPID CITY, S.D. -- With
its strong commitment to youth in agriculture, the Black Hills Stock
Show Foundation annually awards scholarships of $1,000 each to students
who represent the South and North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska
"A primary objective
of the Foundation is to reinvest back into the region where the support
for the Stock Show has come from," says Joe Norman, Black Hawk,
S.D., Foundation President. "We recognize that youth involvement
and awareness in agriculture represents a commitment from these students.
Offering scholarships is the Foundation's way of helping those students
while encouraging youth to achieve their career goals in the agricultural
Criteria for application
includes students who are; beginning secondary education as a freshman
(first year students who are selected will receive the scholarship award
upon entering their second year) , and others who are pursuing post-education
degrees in agricultural production and industry related fields. Selection
is judged on a 25 percent consideration of academic performance, a 25
percent consideration of personal involvement in school, and civic activities,
a 30 percent consideration is given to an essay presentation, and 20
percent consideration is given to financial need.
Students who request an
application will be forwarded the appropriate forms and an explanation
of additional application requirements. The deadline for all materials
to be provided by the student, is October 31, 1999.
"As a recipient of
a BHSS Foundation scholarship, I can attest to how appreciated it is,"
says Charlie Williams, studying at Dickinson State University in North
Dakota "In continuing my education in ag business applications,
it's gratifying to be recognized and supported by the agricultural community
that I hope to serve in the future."
To receive a complete application
packet and instructions, write: Black Hills Stock Show Foundation, Scholarship
Program, 444 Mt. Rushmore Road North, Rapid City, SD 57701, or; Email:
or ; Call: 605-787-5689.
The Black Hills Stock Show
Foundation is proud to support South Dakota youth and High
School Rodeo. Extending its long-time commitment of furthering
educational opportunities for young adults, the Foundation
is sponsoring two South Dakota High School Rodeo scholarships
to be awarded based on academic achievements, school and
community involvement, and pursuit of higher education in
agriculture and ag-related career fields.
"The rodeo heritage
is an important part of our history," says Foundation
President Joe Norman. "And youth are an important part
of our future. The Foundation believes strongly in the principles
that have guided and continue to guide what South Dakota
is all about; supporting and building a vibrant rural network..
It's a privilege to partner with organizations like South
Dakota High School Rodeo in helping to make that happen."
more information on the
Foundation's scholarship program,
contact the officers of SDHSR
or the Foundation at 605-787-5689,
or e-mail: email@example.com
DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL RODEO, INC.
Vernon Starr, President
PO Box 517, Dupree, SD 57623
Tom Costello, Vice President
HC 66, PO Box 74, Newell, SD 57760
Ted Thompson, National Director
PO Box 527, Whitewood, SD 57793
Bekki Reinert, Secretary
General Delivery, Wall, SD 57790
Tara Thompson, Student President
PO Box 527
Whitewood, SD 57793
Colby Crago, Student Vice President
HC 62, PO Box 42
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Alisa Nelson, Student Secretary
19503 SD Hwy. 20
Meadow, SD 57644
Nicole Strand, Queen
18498 W. Cabin Rd.
Shadehill, SD 57653