For more than 30 years the Bill Pickett Memorial Scholarship fund (BPMSF) underscores its commitment to the rodeo, education and the arts by providing unique programs for youth and inner-city children.

The BPMSF gives opportunities for students to experience the excitement of the rodeo while learning about the history and contributions of the African American Cowboy and Cowgirl and their impact on the American West.  BPMSF is a 501 c3 guided by the rich heritage of Bill Pickett and his influence on the fabric of history. 

The BPMSF will continue the tradition of supporting youth through its’ relationship with the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR) and will continue to provide an avenue for youth to achieve their educational goals, develop their horsemanship skills and compete in the rodeo. 

The BPMSF builds strong communities through providing unique educational programs and various scholarship opportunities and looks forward to expanding its impact for generations to come!

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