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The following seniors received scholarships from the NHSRA Foundation at the National High School Finals Rodeo

Kylie Beckman, Alyssa Rauch, JC Duncan, Caelin Dhom, Ben Runyon, Rachel Tenczar, Jacy VanDyke

2010 IHSR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:

GOLD - Rachel Tenczar
SILVER - Jacy VanDyke, Kyle Bost, Chelsea Demott, Alyssa Rauch, Kylie Beckman
CARROL HURD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Kyle Bost
PRESIDENTIAL RODEO INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP - J C Duncan
TESKEY'S SCHOLARSHIP (THROUGH NATIONALS) Katie Hughes
W-W SCHOLARSHIP -  Adam Cordes

I would also like to add that I have officially retired from the IHSR Foundation and will be a consultant if needed.

I want to thank especially Newlin Martin, with Martin's IGA, because without him and his crew there would be no scholarship foundation.

Thanks also to Goeckner Brothers Dodge, S and W Market and the IHSRA for contributing to the scholarship fund over the years.

Thanks to all those that have applied and received scholarships over these years and good luck to all IHSRA members, including moms and dads.

I do want it understood that I am retiring from the foundation, but as long as I can climb stairs I will be available to announce any IHSRA Rodeo where I am asked to be.

There may be some that cost more, there may be some younger, but you would be hard pressed to find one that cares more!

HAPPY TRAILS!

FORGOT TO MENTION. ANY SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO JERRY JONES OR PETE BRANDENBURGER.

IHSRA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP  INFORMATION SPRING 2010

All seniors will receive an information letter between mid April and mid May with the requirements that will be needed.

On Thursday  morning of State Finals week, you will need to pick up your application at the Rodeo Office.

The application must be filled out, hand written, and returned to the Rodeo Office by 6:30 pm of Thursday.

Be sure, when turning in your application that the person receiving your application writes the time on the top of the first page.

Applications turned in after 6:30 will not be eligible.

On Thursday night, after the rodeo, the Foundation Board members will examine all the applications to ensure they are complete.

The names of the applicants who have submitted complete applications will go into a hat and a draw will be made for the order of the interviews on Friday.

The results of the draw will be posted in the rodeo office front window. (This will be done late Thursday night )

On Friday, all applicants on the draw will report to the Rodeo Office at 9.am.

You will meet a Foundation Board member at this time and that person will escort the group to the interview  room.

Once you enter the interview room you will not be allowed to leave until after your interview.

Each applicant, in order of the draw, will be interviewed by a 3 person interview team.

These teams are usually made up of area educators, business persons, and people with rodeo backgrounds.

Each team member will score you and the total of those 3 scores will be your final score.

You will be scored in seven categories with each category scored from 1 to 5 points.

The categories are: LEADERSHIP SKILLS----- SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

MOTIVATION AND SINCERITY-----FINANCIAL NEED-----AIMS AND GOALS

ACADEMIC AND EDUCATION----RODEO INVOLVEMENT.

Interviews generally take about 15 minutes each.   You must leave the building after your interview is finished.

After receiving your information letter, if you have any questions, please contact a Foundation Board member, they will be glad to answer any questions.

9/3/09:

The Illinois High School Rodeo Foundation would like to commend all of
the applicants this year for the way they represented themselves during
the interviews. Several comments from the interviewers indicated this
was a very good group of applicants.

Those receiving scholarships for 2009 are:


GOLD SCHOLARSHIPS : MEGAN BAXTER, TANYA REID, MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN

SILVER SCHOLARSHIPS : CODY METSKER, CHELSEA WRIGHT, KILEY METTENDORF,
KALLIE PETEFISH, JAMI COX, TYLER WILSON, KALEB WARD

CARROLL HURD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP : CODY METSKER

BARB FRANK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP : MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN

W-W SCHOLARSHIP (AWARDED THROUGH NHSRA) JERROD LEE

TESKEY'S SCHOLARSHIP (AWARDED THROUGH NHSRA) SHELBY JACOBSON

THANKS! TO ALL THE CONTESTANTS THAT HELPED AT THE COOK-OUT SPONSORED BY
MARTIN'S IGA AND ALSO THANKS TO GEOCKNER BROTHERS FOR THEIR CONTINUING
SUPPORT OF THE FINALS AND THE FOUNDATION.

THANKS! TO JERRY KINKELAAR FOR COORDINATING THE AUCTION DOWNTOWN AND TO
THOSE WHO BROUGHT ITEMS AND PURCHASED ITEMS.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY MUST BE ENROLLED IN
SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE AND ATTENDING CLASSES FOR THIRTY DAYS BEFORE
SENDING IN PAPER WORK TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP PAYMENTS. PAPER WORK MUST
COME FROM THE SCHOOL'S REGISTRAR OR BURSAR'S OFFICE. PAID TUITION
STATEMENTS AND SCHEDULES OF CLASSES ARE NOT ACCEPETABLE TO RECEIVE
PAYMENT.

SCHOLARSHIP PAYMENTS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE RECIPIENT AT THEIR HOME
ADDRESS UNLESS INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE WHEN SENDING IN FOR PAYMENT.
RECIPIENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE THE FUNDS THEY RECEIVE FOR
EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES!

8/5/08 :  Congratulations to the following seniors who were awarded scholarships from the National High School Rodeo Scholarship Foundation:

Reid Basting, Jessica Brown, Allison Doty, Trent Scott, Sarah Weber and Hannah Wort.

The Illinois High School Rodeo Scholarship Foundation awarded the following scholarships at State Finals:

Gold:  Megan Murphy

Silver:  Jessica Brown, Allison Doty, Sarah Weber, Haley Conklin, Trent Scott and Hannah Eager.

5/6/08:

To: IHSRA SENIORS wishing to apply for a foundation scholarship at state finals

Seniors, very shortly I will be sending you all a "senior letter" about applying for a scholarship through the foundation, but this year I am also going to send these to be posted on the IHSRA website.

I. ELIGIBILITY: Any IHSRA senior is eligible to apply for an IHSR Foundation scholarship regardless whether they are qualified for state finals or not, but the applicant must be "available" during state finals as that is when the selection process takes place.
Applicant must be a current paid member, either competing or non-competing for at least sixty days prior to June 1st.

II. PROCESS- applicants receive an application on thursday morning, take it and fill out during the day along with a letter about the applicant, their need, school activities and community service.
The application, letter and student's high school transcript must be turned back in by 6:30 P.M. Thursday evening. If a student is attending a school that cannot provide a transcript with eight semester's work on it a student must bring a signed letter of graduation (will be with your senior letter packet).

III.Interview- Thursday evening the applications will be reviewed for accuracy and correctness. If all is in order the applicant will receive an interview. Working (interview) order will be drawn and posted at the rodeo office.

The interview process takes place Friday morning. Teams of interviewers will be speaking with the applicants that must be in proper western attire and in a "business frame of mind", willing to sell a product (themselves) to the interview team.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the final performance at state finals.
Selected recipients will be receiving further information about how to actually receive theri scholarship money.
Any questions call Steve Eli at 618-983-8250 or e-mail [email protected]

A "senior presence" at the events during state finals to raise scholarship funds would be greatly appreciated. This is a very busy weekend, an individual may want to choose carefully what events to "prioritize" to attend.

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ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL RODEO FOUNDATION

The Illinois High School Rodeo Foundation is the managing entity for the majority of scholarships for the Illinois High School Rodeo Association

The main fundraiser is an annual Barbeque held on the Effingham, Illinois Town Square following the Illinois High School Rodeo State Finals Parade, which kicks off the IHSRA State Finals Rodeo.  The sponsor of the barbeque is Martin's IGA in Effingham.  With volunteer help of the IGA employees and with the assistance of foundation members and the IHSRA Senior contestants this barbeque has been the cornerstone for the existence of the IHSR Foundation.

Other major sponsors for scholarship funds have included Goeckner Brothers Dodge in Effingham and several volunteer organizations in the Effingham-Altamont area that have sponsored a Rodeo Breakfast the lst few years that has helped to raise fnds for the scholarship foundation.

Senior scholarships are awarded to seniors through an application and interview process.  Scoring the interview is based on need, academic achievement, community involvement and career goals.  No separate form is required for memorial scholarships, although those may have other requirements.  Scoring for the interview helps determine either Gold or Silver Scholarships, which are paid in two scoring categories.

Currently, there are two memorial scholarships:  The Carrol Hurd Memorial Scholarship and the Barb Frank Memorial Scholarship.  The Carrol Hurd Scholarship is awarded to an IHSRA senior that meets the scholarship requirements and has competed in the Steer Wrestling Event in High School Rodeo.  The Barb Frank Scholarship is awarded to an IHSRA senior girl contestant that meets all of the scholarship requirements and has competed in Team Roping.

Donations to the Illinois High School Rodeo Foundation are welcomed and appreciated and fully tax exempt as provided under Section 501(c)(3).  Tax Identification number is available upon request.  Please feel free to contact the IHSR Foundation Secretary/Treasurer at (618) 983-8250 evenings or by email at [email protected]

Make Checks Payable to :  IHSR Foundation, 16471 Monroe Road, Johnston City, IL 62951

IHSR Foundation Board of Directors:  President:  Pete Brandenburger, Vice President:  Dave Tedrick, Secretary/Treasurer:  Steve Eli.  Board Members:  Linda Munson, Farris Kirby, Timber Miller and Linda Jacobson.

The Illinois High School Rodeo Foundation awarded the following IHSRA seniors of 2006 the scholarships listed below. The foundation would like to congratulate these seniors and thank all of the folks that helped in anyway to make this year's scholarship fund raising
a success!


Gold Scholarship recipients:
Kayla Berger, Ashley Smith, Ashley Boydstun, Sarah Tenczar, Keeley Christensen, Carmen Plapp, Chase Adamson, Katie Kimble, Jake Vekemans, Amberlynn Rowley,Krista Jo Staley, KC Chockley, Ben Davis, Jake Stadt.

Silver Scholarship recipients:
Lauren Glasco, Kayla Mielke, Kyle Parks, Danielle Muffick, Jake Wendt, Austin Dillman

Carrol Hurd Memorial Scholarship:
Chase Adamson

Barb Frank Memorial Scholarship:
Ashley Smith

W-W Scholarship:
Sarah Tenczar

Scholarship Information

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