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Scholarship Recipients 2018 – 2019

Olivia Hayden                            Colorado Mesa – $2500

Kyleen Kelsey                             University of Montana $2500

Clara Miller                                University of Arizona – $2500

Dustin Arnold                            Georgia Tech. – $2000

Paul Corrand                              Poly Tech. Canada – $2000

Gabby Hayden                           University North Colorado – $2500

Rachel Beiler                              Liberty University – $2000

MacKenzie Blatter                     Montana State – $2000

Sarah Anna Busmire                 Oregon State – $2000

Julia Halmay                               University of Wyoming – $2000

Henry Johnathan Henrichs     Washington State – $1000

Katelyn Orlando                          University of Idaho – $1000

Caroline Van Berkum                 Undecided – $2000

Kathryn Varian                             University of Idaho – $1000



Since inception the Dude Ranch Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to well deserving students who have a desire to help perpetuate this great industry. Here’s what they are saying:

To the members of the Board of the Dude Ranch Foundation,
I am writing to thank you for your generous scholarship for the school year of 2018-19. I am thrilled and incredibly appreciative to be the recipient of your scholarship.
As an Animal Science major, I plan to continue on to veterinarian school after my graduation and continue to be involved in dude ranching through my profession. This year I will carry a full time course load as well as work for Copper Spring Ranch. I plan to graduate in the fall of 2019 and plan on attending vet school at Washington State University.
I am very thrilled to be more involved with the foundation through this scholarship. Your generosity will be invaluable in paying for my education expenses as well as allowing me to remain more focused on my classes and education goals. I am proud to be involved with the Dude Ranch Foundation and hope to continue with my involvement throughout my life. Thank you again for your generosity!

MacKenzie (Macy) Blatter, Animal Science, 2018-2019

Dear Dude Ranch Foundation,
Thank you so much for first of all, offering the DRA college scholarship and then for granting me this scholarship! I have applied to so many scholarships and this is the first one I have received! I can honestly say that it means so much more for it to be the DRA scholarship that was my first one! Horses have been a part of my life since childhood and dude ranching/outfitting out west has been a part of it for 4 years now. Even though I grew up on the east coast, the western ranching states have drawn my heart and I want to make my career out there. I am so blessed that the Dude Ranch Foundation decided to help me in my college goals!
Thank you for seeing the potential in my education and my life enough to help me attain my goal of graduating with my Bachelor of Science degree completely debt free. I was concerned at first at how I was going to finish out my last three semesters financially and you stepped in to make it a reality, for that I am extremely grateful. May your organization and ranches all over the west find success in the coming year. I hope to be a part of it all!

Rachel Beiler, Zoo and Wildlife Biology, 2018-2019