To outstanding young citizens who are also athletes.


Do you like to run and want to try to win a scholarship?

The Big Sky Wind Drinkers Running club will be awarding two or more $1,000 scholarships in 2024.

To qualify, you must be a high school senior in Gallatin, Park or Madison Counties and must have been on the high school track or cross country team (varsity or junior varsity).

Scholarship recipients will be selected by an unbiased committee and you will be notified whether or not you were selected – no later than May 10th, 2024.

The award will be paid directly to the two- or four-year educational institution of your choice. The funds may only be used for tuition, books, or room and board.

Apply online by Monday, April 8th, 2024:

*** Application includes:

• The online application form
• A letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your community service, academic and athletic achievements (in PDF)
• A one page essay written by you on “What Running Means to Me” (in PDF).

Tip: The essay is weighted heavily so be sure to put in a good effort.


• Ask your high school to mail in a sealed, official transcript of your high school grades to the following address.

Big Sky Wind Drinkers
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1766 Bozeman, MT 59771-1766

Postmarked by April 5th, 2024 ***

In keeping with the club’s philosophy that participation is as important as winning, this award will not be based solely on athletic excellence. Our goal is to award these scholarships to outstanding young, student citizens who are also athletes.

Thank you for your interest and good luck!

Please use our Contact page for clarification or questions on this program!