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BHSSF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

The non-profit Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is truly committed to preserving the legacy of the Western Way of Life and Investing in the Future. In support of this commitment, the Foundation provides four annual Scholarship Programs to the youth of our communities who intend to pursue careers, either in or in support of agriculture. Applicants for Category I and Category II Scholarships must be residents of South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana or Nebraska and high school seniors planning to continue their education through an accredited university, college and/or technical institution, preferably in the 5-state area identified above. All seniors satisfying this criteria are invited to apply.


CATEGORY I This Program awards six (6) $2000 scholarships to high school graduating seniors meeting the above criteria. Recipients of these $2000 awards, meeting the eligibility requirements, are encouraged to apply for the Foundationís, one time only, $2000 Renewable Scholarship Award providing ongoing funding to winners their sophomore year.

CATEGORY II This Program awards two (2) $2000 scholarships and are one-time only awards.
Applicants must meet the criteria identified above.

CATEGORY III This Program provides two (2) $1000 scholarships to seniors participating in the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association State Finals. Winners of these scholarships are selected by the Western South Dakota Buckaroos Scholarship Committee during the State High School Finals Rodeo.
South Dakota has been a leader in the development of the national high school rodeo program and continues to producer leaders who regardless of their place in winnings, are encouraged to learn and apply skills that are cornerstones to personal, academic and career development.

CATEGORY IV This Program provides two (2) $1000 scholarships to the contestants invited to participate in the South Dakota High School Regional 20X Extreme Showcase. The BHSSF has joined together with the SDHSRA and Wrangler, to co-sponsor scholarships awarded to two senior contestants participating in the SDHS Regional 20X Extreme Showcase Rodeo. Produced by Sutton Rodeo, this event premiered at the 2003 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo.

APPLICATION CRITERIA, FILING DUE DATES and FORMS CAN BE ACCESSED BELOW.

NOTE: Recipients of a scholarship from any one of the BHSSF Scholarship Programs described above will not be eligible to receive additional scholarships from the BHSSF Scholarship Program.


BHSSF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CRITERIA, FORMS & FILING INSTRUCTIONS

All applicants must understand that all scholarship benefits will only be disbursed directly to the post-secondary institution they attend, as a joint payee with the student, and must be endorsed by both parties. The non-profit Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is truly committed to assisting students in achieving their goals in education and preserving the legacy of the ďWestern Way of LifeĒ.

BHSSF $2000 (renewable and non-renewable) Scholarships Ė Categories I and II.

Completed applications must be mailed to the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation AND postmarked no later than midnight December 10, 2017. (If date falls on Saturday/Sunday, the Friday immediately preceding.) Applications not postmarked by the deadline dates noted, will NOT be considered for scholarship awards. Applications are to be mailed to BHSSF Scholarship Committee, 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. North, Rapid City, SD 57701

Applicants for these annual scholarships must be attending high schools within South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska and must plan to attend a post-secondary accredited institution, including technical institutes, in the five-state area. These scholarships are to be utilized the first semester of the school year following the recipientís high school graduation.

Recipients of BHSSF $2000 Renewable Scholarships are eligible to apply for the Foundationís One-Year Renewable Award that provides ongoing funding, pending qualification. Please refer to the cover letter of the application for details.

Application and associated information: Application.pdf

BHSSF/South Dakota High School Rodeo Association Scholarships

Applicants for the two (2) annual $1000 scholarships must be senior members of the SDHSRA and qualified for SDHSRA STATE FINALS. These scholarships are to be utilized the first semester of the school year following the recipientís high school graduation.

Application and associated requirements and information can be obtained approximately March 15th for the upcoming year at bhssf_rodeo_scholarship.pdf

BHSSF/20X Extreme Showcase Rodeo Scholarships

Applicants for the two (2) annual $1000 scholarships must be senior participants in the 20X Extreme Showcase Rodeo. Applications for the scholarships were included in your invitation packets from Sutton Rodeos. If you did not receive an application and would like to apply, please contact Sutton Rodeos.

All scholarships are to be utilized the first semester of the school year following the recipientís high school graduation.

Once again, if you are a recipient of a scholarship from any one of the BHSSF scholarship programs described above, you will not be eligible to receive additional scholarships from the BHSSF Scholarship Program.
 

 

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For Questions Or For More Information:
Black Hills Stock Show Foundation, Inc.
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.