• Closing date for the 2017-2018 scholarship applications is May 15, 2018.
  • Applications must be in my hand no later than the May 15, 2018 deadline no applications will be accepted after that date.
  • Follow all instructions on the scholarship application.
  • Do not add other documents or information other than what is requested in the application.
  • You must be a member in good standing and meet all the criteria.
  • You must apply for scholarships in your grade 12 year even if you do not plan on furthering your education in the first year away from high school.
  • The BCHSRA allows the member the time frame of 2 years after graduation to claim the scholarship with a receipt of confirmation of enrollment.
  • An independent scholarship committee interviews all applicants and reviews all applications to ensure the application meets the criteria set out for various scholarships.
  • The decision of the scholarship committee is final in regard to the awarding of all scholarships.
  • Only one application needs to be filled out for all scholarships awarded through BCHSRA.

 How to claim your scholarship

    • The scholarship will be held in trust by the BCHSRA Scholarship Committee for two years and will be paid out on proof of enrolment for further education.
    • Proof of enrolment can be scanned and emailed at docpeck1@gmail.com, or mailed to the above address.
    • Include your current mailing address where you would like your scholarship cheques mailed to.
    • No scholarship funds will be sent until copy of proof of enrolment is received.
    • Any scholarships won at the CHSRA finals in Nanton are held in trust with the Nanton Agriculture Society and you mustcontact them to receive these scholarships.
    • Scholarship cheques will be issued after October 1st of the new season.SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – CLICK HERE2018 Scholarship Application


Once the BC scholarship application forms are received, all applicants go through an interview process at finals and the scholarship committee distributes the scholarship funds to all the students that have applied as evenly as possible.  They do not apply for any one particular scholarship, so unless an actual scholarship is designated for a certain winner (such as rookie or saddle bronc rider, etc.) they just apply for funds in general.  The interview committee then distributes what funds are available.

Also, there are event scholarships in which, all event winners at BC Finals will receive $250 scholarships.  So if a member wins an event in grade 9 ($250), nothing in grade 10, 2 events in grade 11 ($500) and 3 events in grade 12 ($750), they would be eligible for $1500 in event scholarships when they show proof of enrolment in post secondary within 2 years following graduation.

For BCHSRA Scholarship Information please contact Lynn Peck 250-262-5955


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Horse Council BC High School Equestrian Awards Program

2011 BCHSRA Scholarship & Award Winners

Jenna Wills Memorial $250.00 X 2
Criteria Shows a passion for ranching & rodeo.  Demonstrates – heart, grit & determination
Recipient Jake Watson
Ellis Smith


Kamloops & District High School Rodeo Club  $250.00
Criteria Preference to a Kamloops High School Rodeo member
Recipient Casey Collins


Merritt & District High School Rodeo Club $250.00
Criteria Preference to a Merritt High School Rodeo member
Recipient Melissa Dinsdale


Reel Cowboys Inc. $500.00
Criteria Dave and Chris Leader are a BC High School Rodeo association alumni.  They appreciated and value the BCHSRA experience and went on to compete in the CPRA.  Currently Dave works in the movie industry and trains horses.  This annual award is a way of showing appreciation; they have been a proud sponsor of this award for quite some time and want to give the BCHSRA graduates a chance to pursue post secondary education and their dreams.  A member who has been involved in BCHSRA, is from the Barrier area and/or is a Bull Rider
Recipient Ryan Jasper


BC High School Rodeo $250.00 X 4
Criteria This money has been raised through an annual silent auction, usually held in Merritt, but this year was held at Valemont
Presenter Teri Dougherty
Recipient Daine Bortolussi
Melynn Stromquist
Jesse Bates
Devan Graham


Pay It Forward $500.00 X 2
Criteria 2 names from the north submitted by Lynn Peck2 names from the south submitted by Fritz MierCommittee to base the final decision on Students already showing an understanding of what “Pay it Forward” means.  Acts of kindness, just because it is the right thing to do.
Recipient Candace Chevallier
Melissa Dinsdale


Canadian Pro Rodeo Grant $400.00 X 2
Criteria Have been a proud sponsor of this program since the Scholarship program began.  The winners must submit a biography and picture to the Scholarship committee that will be submitted to the CPRA paper.
Recipient Colton Manual
Terris Billy-boy


Encanna $250.00 X 2
Recipient Vickie Jeffery
Nik Smith


West of the Rockies     (CPRA) $400.00
Recipient Shale McLeod


Northern BC High School Rodeo Group $500.00
Criteria Preference given to northern member
Recipient Amanda Gardner


Essential Well Service $250.00 X 2
Presenter Jake Gardner
Recipient Melissa Gamache
Taylor Schneider


Dr. David Ciriani $500.00
Has sponsored the BC High School Rodeo Assoc. for a number of years, and has practiced dentistry in Kamloops.  He would like to encourage western heritage with the youth.
Recipient Kelsie Mills


BC High School Rodeo Scholarship $250.00 X 9
Recipient Melissa Gamache
Shayle McLeod
Hayden Huxley
Vicky Jefferies
Cole Scott
Justine Plecas
Jessie Bates
Sarah Wright
Jake Watson


Teskey’s Top Hand $250.00 US
Criteria Nationals sponsors this award,   Award is designed to award the cowboy or cowgirl who showed exemplary horsemanship.
Recipient Taylor Schneider


Kamloops Indoor Professional Rodeo GrantIn memory of Raymond Kerr $250.00 X 2
Recipient Kelly Buhler
Emily Gjerde


BC High School Rodeo – Chutes $250.00 X 2
Recipient Justine Pleacas
Ashley Appel


Canadian Finals Williams Lake $250.00 X 2
Recipient Sarah Wright
Courtney Pearson


Quesnel Rodeo Club $500.00 X 2
Participates and contributes to the production of high school rodeo
Recipient Amanda Gardner
Devon Reay


Student Presidents Scholarship $300 X 2
From the National High School Rodeo Office
Recipient Amanda Gardner
Charlie Ray Dougherty


Greta Ann Garthwaite Memorial $1000.00
Greta was a rodeo mom/grandmother who devoted herself to encouraging her children and grandchildren in the sport of rodeo.  They need to be a dedicated and caring horseperson, sportsman like and want for a future in the agriculture industry.
Recipient Devon Reay


Lawrence Bruce Memorial $1000.00
Lawrence Bruce was a good all round, ranch cowboy who could turn his hand to most tasks to some degree or another, although he was especially gifted when it came to horses.  He was born into a rodeo family in High River, Alberta and excelled in saddle bronc, but could also walk away with an all-round award – on what he claimed was a good day.  Being patient, understanding, focused and determined gave him the personality it takes to be a really good horseman and a wonderful father.  He loved kids and when he watched the High School Rodeo kids trying so hard, enjoying their friends and handling their animals well, you would glimpse a little extra brightness to his eyes.  But those old cowboys don’t cry, do they?  Lawrence admired true effort and focus to the task at hand (no matter what the task was).  He admired congeniality, helpfulness & good sportsmanship.  Most of us learn too late in life that the whole point in life is the journey towards the goal.  Lawrence knew this and made everyday special for the rest of us.This award is for the student who demonstrates dedication, courage, reliability, consideration and caring for others.  This person is not afraid to try hard and also make time to help others.Lawrence would be very pleased to award this scholarship.
Recipient Hayden Huxley


Raymond Kerr Memorial  $750.00
Represented our province at the National Level for many years, and his legacy to the sport of rodeo continues to live on through not only his children, but his grandchildren carrying on the tradition and dedication to the sport of rodeo – there is no greater honour  than having your values continue.
Presenter Kerr Family
Recipient Cole Scott


Frankie Kerr Memorial Buckles 2 buckles
Frankie Kerr was a long time volunteer for high school rodeos even before BC had national status.  These coveted buckles have been award to a cowboy and cowgirl who have contributed to the association.  The Frankie Kerr Memorial Buckles have been given out since 1976.  The recipients will be chosen for their overall contributions to High School  Rodeo, including, sportsmanship, ability to follow through with the jobs they have been asked to within their own Rodeo Club, respect the national rules, adult helpers, directors, contractors and arena crews.  The recipient does not necessarily have to be a competing member.  The successful student will receive suitably engraved buckles and have their names engraved on the memorial trophy which will remain on display in Williams Lake.
Recipient Candace Chevalier
Cole Scott


Miss BCHSRA Alumni Scholarship Sponsors $1000 for 2011 BC Queen
A group of past Queens, princess, committee people all joined to support the new Miss BCHSRA in future education.  This year a total of $1000 was raised by the following sponsors and contributors:Northern High School Rodeo Group, Central Okanagan High School Rodeo Club, Williams Lake Physiotherapy Clinic, Pat Kerr, Robbie WeirDarcey Woods, Miss BCHSRA 1995Diana Weir (Marchiel), Miss BCHSRA 1996Rose Weir, Miss BCHSRA 199Caitlyn Vince, Miss BCHSRA 2001Amy Reece, Miss BCHSRA 2005Candace Chevallier, Miss BCHSRA 2010
Recipient Emma McFarland, Miss BCHSRA 2011/2012

2011 Finals Event Champions Scholarship Winners

Kenny McLean Memorial Scholarships $250.00 Each
All Around Cowboy and All Around CowgirlSponsored by the Meyer Family Farm and Vineyard from Okanagan Falls, the hometown of one of BC’s most decorated Cowboys, World and Canadian Champion, Kenny McLean.  This award goes to the All Around Cowboy and Cowgirl in memory of the great All Around Cowboy himself.
Recipient Taylor Schneider
Lance Isaak


Finals Event SPONSOR CHAMPION Receiving
Bareback Riding Reel Cowboys Inc. Ryan Jasper $250 ea.
Barrel Racing 7 Spurs Trucking Fallon Fosbery $250 ea.
Boys Cutting Encanna Lance Isaak $250 ea.
Breakaway Roping Earth First Logging Ltd Taylor Schneider $250 ea.
Bull Riding S & E Bulls Ryan Jasper $250 ea.
Girls Cutting Rawhide Contracting Frankie Wilson $250 ea.
Goat Tying Sunshine Riding/The Windmill Family Taylor Schneider $250 ea.
Pole Bending Pushor Mitchell Madison Mills $250 ea.
Queen Chevallier’s Arena Emma McFarland $250 ea.
Saddle Bronc Riding Essential Energy Clay Elliott $250 ea.
Steer Wrestling Dendoff Springs Ltd. Cole Scott $250 ea.
Team Roping – Header Ian McAndrews Law Corp Lance Isaak $250 ea.
Team Roping – Header Luke & Leanne Pozzobon Jake Watson $250 ea.
Tie Down Roping Canoe River Campground Lance Isaak $250 ea.


Teskey’s Top Hand Buzz Mason
WW Livestock Dealer Shelby Scott
 Raymond Kerr Memorial – Kamloops Indoor Pro Rodeo Morgan Fosbery
Cally Allison
Kamloops & District High School Rodeo Club Bailey Arduini
BC High School Rodeo – Chutes Alyssa-Lynn Harroff
Shelby Currier
Jenna Wills Memorial Shelby Scott
Peter Bolster Memorial Cally Allison
Cache Creek Veterinary Hospital Buzz Mason
Canadian Pro Rodeo Alyssa-Lynn Harroff
Tyler Reay
West of the Rockies Bailey Arduini
Northern Rodeo Club Shelby Currier
Dr David Ciriani Morgan Fosbery
BC High School Rodeo Student President Kelcie Mills
Pay It Forward Justine Gjerde
Canadian High School Rodeo Finals – Williams Lake Cassie Cooper
Reel Cowboys Inc. Shelby Scott
Raymond Kerr Memorial Clint Maier
BC High School Rodeo Keely Cahill
Lawrence Bruce Memorial Cody Braaten
Greta Ann Garthwaite Memorial Keegan Smith
Frankie Kerr Memorial Keely Cahill
Cally Allison
Keegan Smith

Congratulations to the 2010 Grad Valedictorians:

North Grad – Alyssa-Lynn Haroff Grad song choice – My Wish
South Grad – Keegan Smith Grad song choice – Chicks Dig It

Scholarship, Bursaries, Grants, Awards

Grad Sponsors

Kamloops & District High School Rodeo Club
Reel Cowboys Inc. Dave & Chris Leader
Canadian Pro Rodeo Grant
West of the Rockies
Dr David Ciriani
BC High School Rodeo
Frankie Kerr Memorial
Raymond Kerr Memorial
Raymond Kerr Memorial Grant – Kamloops Indoor Pro Rodeo
Peter Bolster Memorial
Greta Ann Garthwaite Memorial
Lawrence Bruce Memorial
Pay It Forward
Northern Rodeo Club
Cache Creek Vet Clinic
Jenna Wills Memorial
WW Livestock Dealer
Teskey’s Top Hand

Finals Event Sponsors

The Horse Barn All Around Cowboy & Cowgirl
Sunshine Riding & The Windmill Family Goat Tying
Earth First Logging Ltd Pole Bending
7 Spurs Trucking Barrel Racing
Breakaway Roping
Team Roping – Header
Team Roping – Heeler
Ed Gardner & Family Saddle Bronc Riding
Bareback Riding
Steer Wrestling
Calf Tying
Mic Mack Logging Bull Riding
Cutting – Cowboy
Cutting – Cowgirl