OGC Scholarship Program

The OGC (Old Guy’s Club) scholarship is made possible through the generosity and foresight of four veteran off-road riders.  This scholarship provides for the recipient to attend the Dakota 600 and covers all on-site fees for the Dakota 600.  The value of this scholarship is $1795.  The Dakota 600 Dirt Scholarship Program is about recognizing younger riders who understand the importance of personal responsibility, the work necessary to create and preserve off-road motorcycle trails and the need to project a positive image of off-road riding.

The program is targeted toward those who would not normally be able to attend because of financial constraints.

To apply you must:

Be 18-25 years old at time of application.
Must be a high school graduate or GED.
Have a bike suitable for riding dirt trails.
Have and use full safety gear including helmet, goggles or face shield, off-road boots, gloves, elbow and knee protection.
Bike must have a valid state issued license plate and be street legal.
Rider /bike must have liability insurance.
Applicant is responsible for all costs associated with transportation to and from the event.

To apply, just agree to the Dirt Pledge and complete and submit the application.

Applications must be received by February 28, 2021.
A committee will evaluate all applications and announce the winner. 

  DAKOTA 600


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                                                                  Dirt Pledge

I believe that I have won the greatest lottery of all time.  I am alive and free to walk the earth.  I live in America.  Above all I am grateful.
I believe I am entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Nothing more.  I also understand that “happiness” and “pursuit of happiness” are not the same thing.
I believe that safety is my responsibility.  I will use and wear full safety gear every time I ride.
I will work to create and preserve motorcycle trails for the enjoyment of all riders.
I will ride responsibly and never put others at risk.
I will tread lightly.  If riding conditions may cause damage to trails, I will not ride them.
I will encourage others to ride responsibly and speak out when I see others causing harm.
I believe that I am a product of my choices, not my circumstances.  I will never blame anyone for my shortcomings or the challenges I face. 

On my honor, I hereby affirm the above statements to be an accurate representation of my personal worldview.  I promise to live by them.

Name: _____________________________________Signature: __________________________________                Date: ____________________

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                                                                    Scholarship Application

First and Last Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________

Address   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________            

Phone number _______________________ Email address__________________________________________________________ Age_____

  • Explain why you believe you would be a good choice to receive the Dakota 600 Dirt Scholarship.




  • What action do you see yourself taking to create, preserve or maintain off-road motorcycle trails in the future?




  • Attach two letters of recommendation with your application.


Email or mail application and letters of recommendation to:

Email:  wchearne@gamil.com   or mail to:  William Hearne, 23762 Pine Haven Dr., Rapid City, SD 57702

Questions or concerns may be discussed by calling my cell at 605-645-1756.

Applications must be received by February 28, 2021.