2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS:

 Both 8th Grade and Senior Scholarship Applications are provided in fillable formats.  Please enter all information online, proof, then print to sign and attach required documents.  Do not handwrite the information in the application, the list of school and community or the personal statement of no more than 100 words.  All of that information must be computer-generated. Those documents, as well as transcripts/grade reports must be submitted by the respective deadline.  No additional documents, artifacts, photos, covers or folders will be accepted.  Handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  All documents must be in hard copy.  Electronic storage devices (flash drives, thumb drives, discs, etc.) will NOT be accepted.  There will be NO computers or printers available for use in the Foundation Office at either Finals.  Applicants must arrive prepared to submit hard copies of the application and supporting documents by the deadline. 

2017 Foundation Scholarships for Graduating Senior NHSFR 2017 Qualifiers Finalists (ranging from $500 to $4000)

  • Eligible applicants are Graduating Senior NHSFR 2017 qualifiers, planning to pursue post-secondary education. 
  • Applications with all required documents are due Sunday, July 16, to the Foundation Office in Energy Hall, Seminar Room 2, no later than 6:00 p.m. Handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. There will be no computers or printers available for this purpose. 
  • All applicants will be required to interview on Wednesday, July 19, at 1:00 p.m., in Energy Hall.
  • Scholarships will be presented on Friday, July 21, at 4:00 p.m., in the Heritage Center Theater. Recipients are not required to be present.
  • Questions?  Email stephanied.rodrigue@gmail.com

Additional Requirements for PRCA Gold Buckle Scholarship and ProRodeo Hall of Fame Western Heritage Scholarship

PRCA Gold Buckle Scholarship - two in the amount of $1,500 each  Additional Application Requirements: In addition to NHSR Foundation Scholarship application requirements you must submit a 2-3 minute video addressing the question: What would it mean to you, to be a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association?  · Please state the name of the NIRA school you will be attending in the fall within the video · Video must be the original work of the applicant · Videos under 2 minutes or longer than 3 minutes will not be eligible for consideration and the application for the Gold Buckle scholarship will be considered incomplete · Deadline: 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017  · Email video to: prcascholarships@prorodeo.com · Winning video essay(s) may be used for promotional purposes including the winners name, picture and likeness to promote the PRCA, the sport of rodeo and related PRCA events.  


ProRodeo Hall of Fame Western Heritage Scholarship – in the amount of $500    Additional Application Requirement: In addition to the NHSR Foundation Scholarship application requirements you must submit an additional 250 word (minimum) essay answering the following question: “In what ways do I live my life daily that exemplifies Western Heritage and shows that I am a role model for the cowboy lifestyle and symbolize ethics, responsibility, honesty, pride, hard work, fairness and trust?”    · Turn your Western Heritage essay in to the PRCA booth in the Trade Show to be eligible for this scholarship. Make sure your name and state/province are on the essay. · Turn your application, transcripts and Foundation essay in to the Foundation Office · Deadline for both: 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017     nderline��WEa<

2017 Cinch Academic 8th Grade Cowboy/Cowgirl ($1000 each) and NEW Foundation Finalists (2 each of $500 and 2 each of $300)

  • Eligible applicants are 8th grade NJHFR 2017 qualifiers, moving to 9th grade next school year.
  • As this is the Cinch Academic Scholarship, applicants should have exhibited exemplary grades (typically, straight A’s/perfect marks, may include course taken for high school credit), as well as well-rounded in school and community activities.
  • Applications with all required documents are due Sunday, June 18, at the Gist Silversmiths booth in the NJHFR Trade Show at the Wilson County Expo Center, no later than 6:00 p.m. Handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. There will be no computers or printers available for this purpose. 
  • Finalists will be posted in the Official Posting Area and will be required to interview on Tuesday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m., in the Education Building.
  • Scholarships will be presented on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the Stock Walkway of the Arenas.
  • The Foundation Office will be located in the Wilson County Expo Center
  • Questions?  Email stephanied.rodrigue@gmail.com

2017 FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES AT THE NJHFR AND THE NHSFR AND INFO ON ASSISTANCE NEEDED FROM STATE AND PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATIONS

All of the activities of the National High School Rodeo Foundation are outlined in these two informational flyers.  The Foundation Scholarships are  made possible through fundraisers at both the NJHFR and the NHSFR.  Associations and contestants are asked to assist in these endeavors by donating items for the Daily Silent Auctions in the Wilson County Expo Center at the NJHFR in Lebanon and the Live and Silent Auctions in Energy Hall at the NHSFR in Gillette.  Volunteers are need to assist with selling 50/50 tickets at the NJHFR and interviewing senior scholarship applicants at the NHSFR.  All assistance is appreciated! 

18TH ANNUAL "FOUNDATION SCRAMBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS” GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FINALS RODEO

On of the premier fundraisers of the National High School Rodeo Foundation is the annual golf tournament.  This year’s event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, at the Gillette Golf Club, just right down the highway from Cam-Plex. Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 noon with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Individual registration is $100 per person and teams are $400.  Register early as teams are limited!  Hole Sponsorships are available for $250.