Scholarship Program

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame (MPRHWF) is the largest provider of scholarships to high school rodeo participants in the nation. In sixteen years, $570,000.00 has been awarded to 190 students. The MPRHWF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the western and rodeo heritage of Montana, as well as providing Montana high school students the opportunity to continue their education.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

The MPRHWF awarded their 2021 collegiate scholarships to deserving high school seniors at The Montana High School Rodeo State Finals in Baker Montana.  

These scholarships are awarded based on academics, rodeo participation, community service and need. This year marks the sixteenth year that these scholarships have been awarded to deserving Montana high school rodeo athletes.  This year’s recipients are:

  • Braleigh Garrett, Butte
  • Haven Wolstein, Helena
  • Cece Reid, Poplar
  • Laney Johnson, Havre
  • Logan Smith, Deer Lodge
  • Trace Martin, Lewistown
  • Kaleb Norstrom, East Helena
  • Garrett Cunningham, Broadus
  • Paige Palin, Corvallis

Scholarships Program

The MPRHWF hosts the nation’s leading high school rodeo scholarship program for eligible Montana High School Rodeo seniors wishing to pursue higher education and their interest in rodeo at the college level. Each $3,000 scholarship is paid to an accredited college or university of the student’s choice.

Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee from the Montana High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA), following strict criteria based on grades, rodeo participation, community service, educational plans, and financial need.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application form available on the Montana High School Rodeo Association website and follow the submission instructions.

Payments are made directly to the college or university in the name of the recipient.

Tap or click on each box for award winners each year
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2020 Recipients

2019 Recipients

$3000 Recipients
Blayne Hubing- Circle
Nathan Ruth- Big Timber
Bode Spring- Bozeman
Rachael Stevenson- Hobson
Sadie Johnson- Lewistown
Cheyanne Carl- Ballantine
Teanna Layne- Valier
Tori Yeager- Choteau
Kaylee Hughes- Butte
Ellie Meeks- Geraldine

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Laney Johnson- Havre

$2000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Katie Lynn Krause
John Edwards Memorial Scholarship
Ethan Frasier- Ashland
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2019 Recipients

2019 Recipients

$3000 Recipients
Meghan McGinley- Bozeman
Paige Rasmussen- Bozeman
Codie Bowen- Worden
Mikayla Witter- Helena
Maggie Lund- Ronan
Rebecca Nelson- Roundup
Logan Beattie- Helena
MacLain Cathey- Hammond
Garret Yeager- Choteau
Caleb Meeks- Geraldine
Taylor Harris- Florence
Trey Dempewolf- Lindsay

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Maggie King- Choteau

$2000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Kayla Seaman
John Edwards Memorial Scholarship Bo Vocu - Ashland
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2018 Recipients

2018 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Dylan Reid- Poplar,
Will Heptner-Browning
Owen Gustafson-Browning
Coby King-Dillon
Jackson Stephens-Corvallis
Garrett Duncan-Belgrade
Hallie Sohr- Ronan
Kayla Schmiedeke- Stevensville
Logan Thompson- Bozeman
Rachel Cutler- Bozeman
Arena Plenty- Garryowen
Krissy VanderVort-Billings
$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Sierra Belvin - Reed Point

$2,000 Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Katlyn Kolka - Forsyth
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2017 Recipients

2017 Recipients

$3000 Recipients
Houston Brown, Miles City
Colten Fisher, Shepherd
Brityn Garrett, Butte
Dillon Hahnkamp, Melrose
Tara Hansen, Manhattan
Caydee Johnson, Manhattan
Danni Lynn Nardinger, Joliet
Shawn Perkins, Roberts
Bailee Stenger, Worden
Faith Tarter. Ashland
Hannah Vogel, Billings
Garrett Welch, Silesia
Sierra Belvin, Reed Point
Sarai McCollaum, Darby

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Sierra Belvin

$2,000 Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Sarai McCollaum
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2016 Recipients

2016 Recipients

$3000 Recipients
Trevor Clark, Brusett
Ty Everson, East Helena
Meagan Harris, Florence
Troy Kirkpatrick, Wise River
Jordan Lindsay, Bozeman
Morgan Link, Billings
Haven Meged, Miles City
Laramie Noble, Dillon
Tristan O'Neal, Valier
Tyler Robinson, Hardin
Brett See, Glasgow
Alexis Shipp, Miles City
Tawnie Tribby, Vaughn
LaTasha Wieferich, Sidney
$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
2016 Queen: Opal Harkins
$2,000 Miss Rodeo Montana
2016 Queen: Lindsay Garpestad
2015 Scholarships

2015 Recipients

2015 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Lyndi Anderson, Billings
Shayle Hildebrand,Joliet
Nicole Korte, Laurel
Kieran Patten,Bozeman
Madison Waters,Malta
Jerilyn Wiseman, Baker
Darby Yeager,Choteau
Bryce Bott, Powell, WY
Jimmy Heptner,Browning
Levi Mydland, Joliet
Colby Ophus,Conrad
Will Powell, St. Ignatius
Cyris Robertson, Whitehall
Wrye Williams, Broadus

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Opal Harkins
$2,000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Hanna Heckman

2014 Recipients

2014 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Bryer Davis, Sand Coulee
Rebecca DeLaittre, Three Forks
Bailey Escott, Twin Bridges
Wyatt Foulger, Kinsey
Bailey Fruit, Ekalaka
Cody Magpie, Lame Deer
Kristine Paske, Drummond
Baylee Stratton, Bozeman
Cole Wagner, Valier
Tyler Weeding, Pompeys Pillar
Colton Weekes, Babb
Abigail Wilkerson, Wilsall

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Kieran Patten, Bozeman
$2,000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Laramie Pursley, Chinook

2013 Recipients

2013 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Tayler Mydland, Joliet
Allie Novotny, Helena
Kooper Bott, Powell, WY
Charley Yeager, Choteau
Lacey Camp, Belgrade
Whitney Hilliard, Miles City
Ben French, Pompeys Pillar
Lane Krutzfeldt, Powderville
Dakota Rice, Spirit Lake, ID
Sylvis Robertson, Whitehall
Gavin Schuman, Big Timber
Merle Young, Chinook

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Kieran Patten, Bozeman
$2,000 Miss Rodeo Montana
Alyson Grinestaff, Bozeman

2012 Recipients

2012 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Cille Patten-Bozeman
Hanna Heckman-Choteau
Jondie Rianda-Kalispell
Jackie Teague-Seeley Lake
Allison Wittkopp-Circle
Bree Dirks-Helena
Will Shirley-Conrad
Rye O’Neal-Valier
Austin Malek-Highwood
Dane Andreasen-Ft Benton
Shay Wacker-Melstone
Dustin Morigeau-Baker

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Kaitlin Kolka-Forsyth
$2,000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Mariah Rys-Sikora-Missoula

2011 Recipients

2011 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Justin Beschorner, Missoula
Parker Breding, Edgar
Weston Brown, Big Sandy
Jaylyn Garrison, Arlee
Kendall Green, Cohagen
Shaylee Hance, Circle
Tanner Hollenback, Dillon
Mandy Newman, Melstone
Nevada Newman, Melstone
Laine Patten, Bozeman
Lauren Reiser, Townsend
Emily Schall, Missoula

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Jeana Wagner, Whitehall
$2,000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Lorissa Harris, Shepherd

2010 Recipients

2010 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Tace Patten, Bozeman
Tory Logan, Miles City
Colt Gardner, Winnett
Duston Stephens, Corvallis
Ellie Hogue, Philipsburg
Malia VandenBos, Valier
Matt Halmes, Cascade
Matt Triplett, Columbia Falls
Cierra Kunesh, Helena
Kelsey Lemon, Corvallis
Charlie Mack, Big Timber
Casey Waldhauser, Worden

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Hanna Heckman, Choteau
$2,000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Jourdon Han, Rudyard

2009 Recipients

2009 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Lacey Davidson, Butte
Mariah Rys-Sikora, Missoula
Randa DeCock, Colstrip
Stormy Fink, Billings
Chelsea Brown, Big Sandy
Charlie Hollenbeck, Billings
Robert Wagner, Browning
Luke Gee, Stanford
JD Harrell, Roy
Chase Redfield, Opheim
Carol Peabody, Glendive
Jason Schaffer, Broadus

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Carly Sykes, Wilsall
$2,000 - Miss Rodeo Montana
Queen: Lesli Furniss, Missoula

2008 Recipients

2008 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Kayleen Searer, Sidney
Cassie Woosley, Clyde Park
Chelsey Lund, Lewistown
Annie Novotny, Helena
Layne Wiebe, Jefferson City
Lexy Rianda, Kalispell
Ben Ayre, Glendive
Jack Brown, Shelby
Jake Halmes, Cascade
Caleb Horner, Ramsey
Tim Sparing, Helena
Witt Williams, Broadus

$1,000 - Miss Montana High School Rodeo
Queen: Sierra Reyher-Belgrade

2007 Recipients

2007 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Tiffany Moullet, Huntley
Thomas Reiser, Townsend
Kayla Jorgenson, Belgrade
Jacob Foulger, Kinsey
Bailee Novotny, Helena
Colton Sargent, Huntley
Josie Davison, Miles City
Jake Kearns, Melrose
Jacey Fortier, Laurel
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville
Mykayla M. Tatsey, Valier
Clayton Ahlgren, Grass Range

2006 Recipients

2006 Recipients

$3000 Recipients

Haley Anderson. Glendive
Cody Flammond, Sidney
Whitney Gollehon, Fairfield
Sylvan LaCross, Red Lodge
Chad Marquardt, Kalispell
Parker Murnion, Jordan
Ashley Ouzts, Billings
Kristy Robison, Dodson
Dustin Wilson, Cut Bank
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