Oscar Rak​​ Memorial

Oscar Rak was a key member of Fairview College he was on the board of governors and also the main welding instructor for 24 years. Oscar was ticketed in 5 different trades BPressure welding, Parts Technician, Auto Body Mechanic, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Auto Mechanic he was also a Machinist in Hungary before immigrating to Canada. He put a strong emphasis on the importance of post-secondary education, and was a big supporter of trades programs and strongly encouraged getting a trade.

There will be two scholarship awards given out, one boys scholarship valued at $500 and one girls scholarship valued at $500.

CIRA Finals Bursary Program

Northlands is pleased to continually support this program that benefits both colleges, universities and their students through continued education and rodeo support. It works like this: There are two categories. The first is for schools with 25 or more CIRA members, and the second is for schools with less than 25.

Schools from this second category will be grouped together, giving everyone a more equitable chance to succeed. The schools in each category with the highest ticket sales to member ratio takes home the two available scholarships. Both scholarships begin at a base amount of $1000 and increase by $0.50 per every ticket sold through the program.

​Honoring The Voice Of Rodeo

The Bill Kehler Memorial Scholarships were established in 2003 by the Edmonton Rodeo Cowboy’s Benevolent Foundation and Northlands in honor of Bill Kehler. Known as the voice of Canadian Finals Rodeo, Spruce Meadows and the Calgary Stampede, Bill Kehler demonstrated a life-long commitment to rodeo, broadcasting and the agricultural industry.

Each $2,500 Scholarship Helps Further An Education

The Bill Kehler Memorial Scholarships are open to students who have completed grade 12 and are pursuing post-secondary education. Up to four scholarships of $2,500 are awarded each year. Scholarships are distributed to students with academic interests in broadcasting or agriculture. Individuals in professional rodeo can also apply for a scholarship to support their post-secondary studies.



​Grit, Glamour & Goals

 Successful applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a 8 week minimum certificate, diploma, or degree program
  • Be an active Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Member
  • Be an Ambitious, Driven, and Goal Seeking Female
  • Write a 1000 word minimum essay as to why you deserve this scholarship, and how you contribute to bettering the sport of rodeo.
  • Applications can be sent to, Subject- Scholarship Application.

Winner must be present at the event to accept the scholarship.