The Professional’s Choice Student Athlete of the Month program began in September 1999.
This 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 process, each applicant must also submit a letter of recommendation as wells 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.