Black Hills Stock Show Foundation scholarship applications due December 9

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation (BHSSF) Scholarship Program will be accepting applications until December 9, 2016 for their Category I and Category II $2,000 scholarships to be awarded to students graduating high school spring 2017. Applications must be post-marked no later than midnight December 9 to be considered.

Over the past 24 years the Foundation has provided $328,000 in scholarships to 171 students residing in South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska who were pursuing agriculture or agricultural related and/or supporting careers.

The BHSS 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 annually provides four (4) categories of scholarships.

In November 2015, the Foundation Board added two (2) additional scholarships to the program. These scholarships are non-renewable and valued at $2,000 each. The winners will be recognized during the “Cowboy Heritage Collectibles Auction” held during the 2017 Black Hills Stock Show©.

With this addition our scholarship program has grown to four (4) categories awarding a total of 12 scholarships valued at $32,000 annually:

Category I Six (6) $2,000 (renewable one-time) winners are presented

during the Stockman’s Banquet and Ball;

Category II Two (2) $2,000 winners are presented at the Cowboy

Heritage Collectibles Auction;

Category III Two (2) $1,000 winners are presented at the 20X Extreme

Showcase Rodeo (SDHSR Contestants);

Category IV Two (2) $1,000 winners are presented at the South Dakota

State High School Finals Rodeo.

Applications for Category III & IV scholarships are administered by the South Dakota High School Rodeo Programs.

The BHSSF was established in 1993 as an adjunct to the Black Hills Stock Show©, and dedicated to providing educational assistance to high school seniors residing in the five contiguous states who are seeking a career either in supporting agriculture or our western way of life.

Guidelines and applications can be found on the BHSSF’s website ( Applications MUST be postmarked by midnight, December 9, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

–Black Hills Stock Show Foundation