2018 Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipients
The Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund awards both a National and Regional Scholarship in 2018.

Erica Adrienne Frank & Sidney Gilford - 2018

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.

Jhanii Hardin - 2016

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!)

Made by Our Community

Since March 1987, the Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund (BPMSF) has demonstrated an abiding commitment The Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund is committed to the growth and development of African America’s youth and young adults.  The Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to deserving students to further their education.  Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, character, school and community involvement.  Awards can be used for full-time or part-time study at a technical school, a community college or four-year college.  Students need to have applied or been accepted into a school at the time they apply for funding from the Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Our goal is to provide scholarships or grants to deserving African American high school and college students.

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify.  Awards should be applied toward tuition, room & board, books and fees.  Checks will be mailed from the Bill Picket Memorial Scholarship Fund office and made payable to the education institution or awarded student.   Individuals applying for a scholarship or grant must forward a complete application packet.  Current scholarship or grant recipients must re- apply each year. Application packets must be postmarked within the application acceptance period.  Incomplete packets will not be considered and returned to applicant.  Mail complete application packets to: Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund at 5829 S Quintero Circle Centennial, CO  80015.

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

  • Completed application form (Applicants under 18 years old, make sure both you and your parent/guardian sign the application form)
  • Answer all of the short essay questions on a separate sheet of paper within the recommended work limit. 
  • Provide transcript(s) of all completed high school and college coursework. 
  • Confirmation of Community Service (Options for Grants).
  • 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 PDF version of the application.

Applicants can apply for the following from the Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund: 

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

  • Vason’s Founder Scholarship
  • Bill Pickett Regional Scholarship
  • Sedgwick Haynes Memorial Calf Roping Fee Grant
  • Jesse Guillory Book Scholarship