Stephen Ray Babcock grew up in Bridger Canyon and attended schools in Bozeman, Montana. He played the tuba in the Bozeman High marching band that made the original audition tape qualifying the band to participate in the 1997 Rose Bowl paraded. Stephen enjoyed track, music, computers, and his friends during high school. He shared his love of video games with his father and sister.

He was a third year student at Montana State University majoring in photography and theatre arts. It was at MSU that he found his true love for photography.

Stephen passed away quietly and peacefully on Dec. 22, 1998 from injuries sustained from a fall while ice skating at a company Christmas party.

This scholarship was established by his parents in memory of Stephen.

Updated: 07/25/2014