National Scholarships

Erica Adrienne Frank & Sidney Gilford

Erica Adrienne Frank is the 2018 National Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship recipient from Loganville, Georgia and is a two time Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Sidney Gilford is the first Regional Scholarship Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Sidney is from Denver, Colorado.

Jhanii Hardin

Tonight Jhanii StayHooping received the BPIR Scholarship Fund award to help with her Education. Thank you to Lu Vason and Valeria Howard-Vason for all you do for the youth and the next generation of BPIR Contestants. (Little Ron is holding his sisters check!)

Regional Scholarship

Erica Adrienne Frank & Sidney Gilford

Erica Adrienne Frank is the 2018 National Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship recipient from Loganville, Georgia and is a two time Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Sidney Gilford is the first Regional Scholarship Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Sidney is from Denver, Colorado.

Jhanii Hardin

Tonight Jhanii StayHooping received the BPIR Scholarship Fund award to help with her Education. Thank you to Lu Vason and Valeria Howard-Vason for all you do for the youth and the next generation of BPIR Contestants. (Little Ron is holding his sisters check!)

Applying for a Scholarship:

The Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding students to further their education.   Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, character, school and community involvement.  Awards can be used for full or part time study at a technical school, a community college or a four-year university.  Students must have already applied for or been accepted into a school at the time they apply for funding. 

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Awards must be applied towards tuition, room and board, books and fees.  Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward a complete application packet and it must be postmarked before the application deadline.  Incomplete packets will not be considered.  Checks will be made payable to the educational institution or student. 

For an application to be considered complete you must include the following:

  • Completed application form (Applicants under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian signature)
  • Answer all of the essay questions on a separate piece of paper
  • Provide transcripts of all completed high school and college coursework
  • Confirmation of community service
  • Recommendation letters

Submit all items in one packet.  If you would like to type your answers into the application form visit www.bpmsfund.com and go to the “scholarship application” section for a fillable version of the application. 

Click on each link to view eligibility, selection, award process and application form.

  • Bill Pickett Regional Scholarship
  • Lu Vason’s Founder Scholarship (closed for 2019)
  • Sedgewick Haynes Memorial Calf Roping Fee Scholarship
  • Jesse Guillory Book Scholarship

Mail completed application packets to: 

Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund
5829 South Quintero Circle
Centennial, CO  80015