One of the most well-received programs in the National High School Rodeo Association, the Professional’s Choice Student Athlete of the Month program began in September 1999.
The program rewards one girl and one boy each month with a Professional’s Choice Air Ride Saddle Pad and qualifies each monthly winner for two $1,000 scholarships (one boys and one girls) to be awarded at the end of the rodeo season. To be eligible for the honor, students must submit an application to the NHSRA national office in Denver.
The application includes questions about the extracurricular activities, volunteerism and goals of each applicant.
Winners are featured each month in the NHSRA Times, featured on The Cowboy Channel, and awarded a Professional’s Choice Air Ride Pad.
Each monthly winner will then be entered to win a $1,000 champion or $500 reserve champion scholarship at Nationals.