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BHSS Foundation Scholarships - Past Recipients

Among the objectives for the formation of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation in 1993, was the implementation of an annual scholarship program.

As part of its efforts to make a tangible return to people in the region who support Stock Show events through participation and attendance, the Foundation's mission of Preserving The Legacy & Investing In The Future is evident in the scholarship programs that recognize students in a five-state region.

The Foundation receives and reviews annual application requests and submissions from students in South and North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska who are pursuing higher education in ag-related career fields.

For more information on scholarships and to download applications, click here.

Past Scholarship Recipients by year and by program:

2015


Black Hills Stock Show Foundation Scholarships

Shaelynne Heitsch, Rapid City Central High School, daughter of Thomas and Tracy Heitsch
Olivia Edoff, New Underwood High School, daughter of Scott and Veronica Edoff
Peyton DeJong, Philip High School, daughter of Travis and Pamela DeJong
Miles Englebert, Edgemont High School, son of Everett and Dawn Englebert
Brianna Clemetson, Hill City High School, daughter of Kevin and Melissa Clemetson
Tessa Kopren, Bison High School, daughter of Ross and Beverly Kopren

 

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships


20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants

 

2014
Black Hills Stock Show Foundation Scholarships

Lane A. Blasius, Wall, SD – Wall High School
Avery Johnson, Midland, SD - Phillip High School
Bryce Olson, Prairie City, SD - Harding Co. High School
Sydney L. Sleep, Spearfish, SD - Spearfish High School
Lisa M. Smith, Kimball, SD - Kimball High School
Keely S. Thompson, New Underwood, SD - New Underwood High School

 

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships

Reed Johnson, Philip, SD

Katy Miller, Faith, SD


20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants

Dalton Gerbracht, Faith, SD

Bailey Tibbs, Ft. Pierre, SD

 

2013
Black Hills Stock Show Foundation Scholarships

Tate DeJong, Philip, SD – Philip High School
Garrett Keegan, Dupree, SD - Dupree High School
Lane Kopren, Prairie City, SD - Bison High School
Maggie Kringen, Madison, SD - Madison High School
Katie Lensegrav, Interior, SD - Kadoka High School
Trey Richter, Quinn, SD - Wall High School
 

 

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships

Trey Richter, Wall, SD

Schae Hanson, Burke, SD 

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants

Vanzi L. Knippling, Chamberlain, SD

Lee R. Sivertsen, Ree Heights, SD

 

2012

Black Hills Stock Show Foundation Scholarships

Trey Leo DeJong, Philip, SD, Philip High School
Andrew Lee Rausch. Hoven, SD, Hoven High School
Jessica J. Johnson, Bison, SD, Bison High School
Tyler Swan, Newell, SD, Newell High School
Kelcy Schaunaman, Aberdeen, SD, Central High School
Rolly Fortune, Interior, SD, Wall High School

 

20X Extreme Rodeo Scholarship Winners

Tarin L. Hupp, Aberdeen, SD, Aberdeen High School
Brice Carmichael, Meadow, SD, Faith High School

 

South Dakota High School Rodeo Scholarships

Tessiah Sprague, Nisland, SD
Allie Simons, Aberdeen, SD.

 

2011

Black Hills Stock Show Foundation Scholarships

Tawnie DeJong, Philip, SD, Philip High School
Katie Doll, Prairie City, SD, Harding County High School
Amanda Kammerer, Rapid City, SD, Rapid City High School
Codi Hanson, Faith, SD, Faith High School
Taz Olson, Prairie City, SD, Harding County High School  
David Smith, Kimball, SD, Kimball High School

2011 20X Extreme Showcase $1000 Scholarship Recipients
Clint Nelson, Philip, South Dakota
Lacey March, Edgemont, South Dakota

2011 SDHSRA $1000 Scholarship Recipients:
Kourt Starr, Dupree, South Dakota
Callie Bernstein, Faith, South Dakota

2010
Alexandra Alspach, Dupree, SD
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Brittany Carmichael, Meadow, SD
   (Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND)
Caleb Clements, Philip, SD
   (Dakota State University, Madison, SD)
Kortney Hauge, White Lake, SD
   (University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD)
Daniel Snyder, Sturgis, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Danielle Piroutek, Philip, SD
  In Memory of Lamont Hill
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Matthew Costello, Buffalo, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
   (Montana college)
Shandel Yordy, Martin, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
   (Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY)

2009
Grace Schnabel, Philip, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
Ty Littau, Winner, SD
  In Memory of Lamont Hill
Taylor Geppert, Kimball, SD
Brittney Heiberger,
Joey Painter, Buffalo, SD
Mick Trask, Philip, SD

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Jamie Britton, Buffalo, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
   (Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD)
Gunnar Foss, Sturgis, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
   (Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY)

2008
Lincoln Smith, Philip, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
  (Northern State University)
Kristina Maddocks, Frederick, SD

  (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE)
Brett Burke, Newell, SD

  (Northern Wyoming Community College, Sheridan, WY)
Mark Trask, Philip, SD

  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Brad Duxbury, Wessington Springs, SD
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Jenelle Foos, Nisland, SD
  Black Hills Angus Association
  (Northern Wyoming Community College, Sheridan, WY)

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Misty McPherson, Sturgis, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
   (Gillette College, Gillette, WY)
Tyrel Bonnet, Newell, SD
  In Memory of Milo Rypkema
   (Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY)

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships 
Jordyn Johnson
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Melanie Smith
  (Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD)

2007
Tyler Grussing, Kimball, SD
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Katie Nelson, Philip, SD

  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Blake Baade, Artesian, SD

  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Elliot Bloom, Rapid City, SD

  (Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD)

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Brent Fox, Hermosa, SD
   (Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY)

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships 
Krystal Smith, Rapid City, SD
  (University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY)
Chason Floyd, Ludlow, SD
  (Gillette College, Gillette, WY)

2006
Morgan Hanson, Pierre, SD
  (Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND)
Branden Baade, Mitchell, SD

  (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE)
Brent Sutton, Onida, SD

  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Jake Sundermann, Baltic, SD

  (Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT)
Jessica Kirschten, Baker, MT
  (Carroll College, Helena, MT)
Kent Buchholz, Philip, SD
 
(South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Shawn Flottmeyer, Pierre, SD
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Karla Moen, Sisseton, SD
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Chance Smith
  (Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City, SD)

2005
Matt Hansen, Vale, SD
  Ray Switzer Memorial Endowment
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Elizabeth LeSatz, Chugwater, Wyo.
  Eddie Rypkema Memorial Endowment
  (University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY)
Marvin Heesacker, Buffalo, SD
  Calvin & Mary Blair Memorial Endowment
  (Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD)
Ryan Routier, Buffalo, SD
  Rapid City Hospitality Scholarship
  (Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND)
Elizabeth Caron, Scranton, ND
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Melissa Goetz, Egan, SD
 
(South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Troy Brandemuehl
   (Colby Community College, Colby, KS)
Jeremy Means
   (Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City, SD)

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships 
Nicole Steffes, Vale, SD
  (University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY)
Garet Ford
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)

2004
Wes Hotchkiss, Mud Butte, SD 
  Golden Spur Renewable Scholarship Award 
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD) 
Elizabeth Maude, Hermosa, SD 
  Farm Credit Services of America Scholarship
  (University of Wyoming, Laramie)
Lynn Stouwie, Box Elder, SD 
  Eddie Rypkema Memorial Endowment
  (Casper College, Wyoming)
Brad Lindlbom, Hermosa, SD 
  Calvin & Mary Blair Memorial Endowment
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Jena Lien, Hemingford, Neb. 
  (National American University, Rapid City, SD)
Collin Kessler, Wetonka, SD 
  (North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND)
Charles Maude, Hermosa, SD 
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Lacy Haensel, Montrose, SD
Girls Award
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Travis Koester, Tulare, SD
   Hard Luck Award
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Thomas “Levi” Lauing, , Oral, SD
    Boys Award
(Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY)

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships 
Rehme Sutton, Burke, SD
  (University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY)
Courtney Smith

2003
Cody Burke, Newell, SD
  Ray Switzer Memorial Scholarship
 
(South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Jamie Swan, Newell, SD
  Eddie Rypkema Memorial Scholarship
 
(South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Megan Juhnke, Vivian, SD
  Rapid City Hospitality (Hotels/Motels) Scholarship
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Christian Alavi, Rapid City, SD
  Calvin & Mary Blair Memorial Scholarship
  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln)
Kim Franken, Madison, SD
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Amber Dell, Newell, SD
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings)

20X Extreme Showcase/BHSS Rodeo ~ Featuring SD High School Rodeo Contestants
Tee Burress, Isabel, SD
   Wrangler
Jenna Thielen, Elkton, SD 

SD High School Rodeo Association Scholarships 
Mathew Jones, Midlands, SD
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings) 
Amber Dell, Nisland, SD
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings) 

2002
Wes Hotchkiss, Mud Butte, SD
  Ray Switzer Memorial Scholarship
 
(South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Megan Winderl-Zimmerman, Stephensville, Mont.
  (Montana State University, Bozeman)
Jeff Dell, Nisland, SD
  Calvin Blair Memorial Scholarship
 
(South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Zane Reis, Oacoma, SD
  (South Dakota State University, Brookings)
Aaron Herz, Lawrence, Neb.
  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln)
Jennifer Jensen, Belle Fourche, SD
  Eddie Rypkema Memorial Scholarship
 
(North West College, Powell, Wyo./South Dakota State University, Brookings)

SD High School Rodeo Scholarships
Daniel Pazour, Blunt, SD
  (Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD)
Mollie Grim, Bonesteel, SD
  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.)

2001
Travis Gebhart, Meadow, SD
   Ray Switzer Memorial Scholarship
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Kelly Munroe, Stoneville, SD
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Jack Anderson, Lemmon, SD
   (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 
    & University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE)

SD High School Rodeo Scholarships
C.J. Floyd, Ludlow, SD
Colin Greenfield, Beresford, SD

2000
Jay Tysdal, Newcastle, Wyo.
   (University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.)
Heidi Geigle, Wall, SD
   (Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD)
Shane Reis, Chamberlain, SD
   (Presented In Memory of Ray Switzer)
   (South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)

SD High School Rodeo Scholarships
Tanner Sealey, Colome, SD
    (Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD)
Kristi Lammers, Miller, SD
    (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)

1999
Ty E. Krell, Four Corners, Wyo.
    (Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, Wyo.)
Joshua Geigle, Wall, SD
    (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Kelly Quaal, Spearfish, SD
   (Concordia State University, Neb.)

SD High School Rodeo Scholarships
Kotton Curtis Krull, Highmore, SD
    (National American University, Rapid City, SD)
Alisa Nelson, Meadow, SD
    (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)

1998
Charlie Williams, Moorcroft, Wyo.
    (Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND)
Theresa Edkins, Cody, Wyo.
    (University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.)
Melanie Merrill, Riverton, Wyo.
    (Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyo.)

1997
Kyle Schofield, Midland, SD
    (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD)
Misty Williams, Wall, SD
    (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Nicholas Stone, Palmer, Neb.
    (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.)

1996
Jesse Sitz, Burwell, Neb.
    (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.)
Carl Sanders, Oral, SD
    (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD)
Sarah Geigle, Wall, SD
    (South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

1993
Kammi Ireland, Rapid City, SD.
   (Creighton University/Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa)

 

 

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444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-718-0810
email:
foundation@BHSSF.com

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is a non-profit organization. As part of its mission of "Preserving The Legacy, Investing In The Future,"  the Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth in higher education and organizations, programs and projects that enhance services and education to the public.