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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:

Dear Dude Ranch Foundation,
I would like to thank you for providing me with this scholarship to aid me with the costs of tuition and books as I enter into my sophomore year of college. I am currently a business major at the University of Wyoming, studying to increase my opportunities in the dude ranching industry. This scholarship will benefit me tremendously as I work my way through my college career.
I worked on our family guest ranch, the Vee Bar, again this summer as a wrangler, and it was another one that I will never forget. I greatly enjoy working on the ranch, and I sincerely thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue my love for the dude ranching industry, in college and beyond. I assure you the money you gave me will be put to good use throughout the next year and hopefully following that. Thank you again for choosing me to receive the scholarship, I appreciate it very much and your generosity is not going unnoticed. Thank you!

Tucker ColeBusiness, 2014-2015

Dear Dude Ranch Foundation,
I was so excited to learn that I was selected to receive the Dude Rancher’s Association Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. I am so thankful for your supporting me in pursuing a degree in agriculture so that I can continue the operation of our family dude ranch in the future.
I completed my first year at Montana State University – Bozeman and am looking forward to my sophomore year this fall. While attending MSU, I ws able to be a part of the polo team and was an active member of the Collegiate Young Farmers & Ranchers club.
Due to my interest in learning more about dude ranching, I wanted to explore working for another reputable ranch in our industry. I am pleased to be working with the Kelsey family of the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch this summer.
Thank you again for choosing me an for providing financial assistance. Without support like this, it would be very difficult for me to be able to finance my college education. I am very appreciative of your generosity.

Haley Baker Agriculture, 2014-2015