Hells Canyon Mule Days - Max Walker Memorial Scholarship

Recognizing Excellence In Our Wallowa County Youth


[Download scholarship application here.]


Max Walker Memorial Scholarship Winners:

The Hells Canyon Mule Days Board of Directors being focused on supporting the youth of our County are pleased
to award three $1000.00 scholarships to three Wallowa County high school seniors attending college in 2024.


 The scholarships are open for application by any Wallowa County high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or better, who will be attending a two or four year college or an accredited trade/vocational school in the fall of 2024. 


Applications may be obtained from the high schools or may be downloaded here.


Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to Sondra Lozier at Thompson Auto Supply, 106 SW Second Street, Enterprise, Oregon, no later than Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Scholarship applicants may also be asked for a presentation to the scholarship committee. The Max Walker Memorial Scholarship is funded in part by HCMD, the Max Walker family, the Memorial Cowboy Poetry Gathering sponsors, VEMCO, and individual donations. For more information contact Sondra Lozier: home 541-426-3271; cell 541-263-0104.

The HCMD Board of Directors congratulates each student and wishes them a successful and enjoyable future as
they pursue their college education.


The Max Walker Memorial Scholarship program was conceived in 2005 to honor the late Max Walker, one of the
founding members and ongoing supporters for the Mule Days event. To date, Hells Canyon Mule Days has awarded a total of $53,000.00 to Wallowa County students to help further their academic goals. The scholarships are funded in part by the Max Walker family, and sponsors John and Glennie Martin, the family of Lee Manes, Vemco, and Wallowa County Grain Growers, for the HCMD Max Walker Memorial Cowboy Poetry Gathering which helps fund the annual scholarships.