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. As part of the application process, each applicant must also submit a letter of recommendation as well as a 150-word essay.
Winners are featured each month in the NHSRA Times. Scholarship winners are announced each year at the National High School Finals Rodeo.
September: Kaitlyn Barnett & Hayden Mullins (HS) Ava Boyd & Cade Cummings (JH)
July 2021: Taylor Kuntz & Emma Kate Wilder (HS) Ilan Davis & Karalee Cormier (JH)
June 2021: Hugh Brown & Sally Poteat (HS) Austin Vincent & Kate Albertson (JH)
May 2021: Drew Clukey & Sage Thomas (HS) Brayden Betsworth & Laine Tucker (JH)
April 2021: Kaitlyn Gregerson & Koltin Hevalow (HS) Molly Davis & Crash Hevalow (JH)
March 2021: Charlcie Gatewood & Houston Stephens (HS) Josie Davis & Nolan Reardon (JH)
February 2021: Bethie Ikonen & Jet Cartwright (HS) Tatum Reid & Ethan Cart (JH)
January 2021: Brooke Bruner & Coy Berreth (HS) Harper Kate Wilburn & Kael Erdman (JH)
November 2020: Avery Beimer & Jackson Brown (HS) Avery Wilburn & Ward Piazza (JH)
October 2020: Caitlyn Warren & Seth Gaikowski (HS) Reagan McIntyre & Coy Divine (JH)
September 2020: Mallory Moore & Tanner Kane (HS) Rali Chapman & Wyatt Cummings (JH)
August 2020: Sydney Pool & Michael Miller (HS) Ali Vaughn & Ilan Davis (JH)
July 2020: Ryan Frtichley & Shayde Harris (HS) Hannah Burks & Austin James (JH)
June 2020: Brianna Brubaker & Chisum Allen (HS) Rachel Sova & Riley Smith (JH)
May 2020: Bridee Burks & Parker Ray Johnston (HS) Ali Vaughn & John Murphy (JH)
April 2020: Devin Hunter & Colton Cornman (HS) Clancy Brown & Bryce Teut (JH)
March 2020: Mayson Lee & Wyatt Wollert (HS) Gracie Osborne & Layne Clark (JH)
February 2020: Abby Lawton & Wyatt Heer (HS) Bailey Barker & Cade Tobin (JH)
January 2020: Rylee Howton & Dean Thompson (HS) Sarah Brown & Colt Piazza (JH)
November 2019: Gracie Griffin & Kaden Ramirez (HS) Carli Stuva & Cale Buss (JH)
October 2019: Alyssa Gary & Trace Harris (HS) Kajun Watterson & Jayce McKean (JH)
September 2019: Haiden Thompson & Clint Southworth (HS) Josi Davis & Cade Cummings (JH)
July 2019: Anna Brisbane & Brad Hesnor (HS) Alyssa Rasilla & Austin James (JH)
June 2019: Ali Murphy & Zane Kreikemeir (HS) Bekka Shemak & Brady Uppena (JH)
May 2019: Amanda Russell & Mason Ward (HS) Sarah Brown & Kyler Clark (JH)
April 2019: Sarah Gilbert & J.C. Austin (HS) Anna Wilder & Daniel Wilder (JH)
March 2019: T.R. Frost & Jackson Ray Brown (HS) Addison Wiersema & Paden Cash Belkham (JH)
February 2019: Concey Bader & Coy Berreth (HS) Kinlyn Yadon & John Murphy (JH)
January 2019: Aly Ghormley & Shayde Harris (HS) Laynee Ohm & Cooper Peyton (JH)