Douglas County Conservation District

SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS

     PO BOX 688, 7519 E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116   303-218-2622

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SCHOLARSHIPS

for 14-19 year old students and College Students

Select a link for more information on the various scholarships available that we have for educational efforts for our next generation.  Whether you are in Middle School, High School or your first or second year in college, please look into these scholarships to see if they are for you.  Perhaps we can help you achieve your goals.

   Scholarships for Students (Camp Rocky) Scholarships for College Students
   

Partial Scholarships to attend "Camp Rocky" for Students age 14-19 for 2017

Camp Rocky is a week long, residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources.  This camp is near Divide, Colorado for those who have finished 8th grade  through 19 year old.   The camp for 2017 is scheduled for July 9-July 15 and the cost is only $300.00 (all inclusive).  Limited scholarships are available through the Douglas County Conservation District.   The Camp Rocky professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experience.  The students work in teams making new friends from across Colorado.  There students can choose one from the five resource fields to focus on.  Recreation Management, Rangeland Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forest Management, or Soil and Water Conservation.   For Camp Rocky information Contact us at 303-218-2622 for more information. 

Camp Rocky Brochure at http://www.coloradoacd.org/camp-rocky.html

Criteria to receive partial scholarship

  • You must live in the Douglas County Conservation District in Colorado

  • You must have completed 8th grade by June 1st 2017 through age 19; or ages 14-19 years old.

  • You must submit your application  ASAP to the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD).  

  • You must contact us for the scholarship specifics after you have sent in your application to CACD.

The Process

  1. Apply for the Camp Rocky to the CACD.  Once you have applied for the camp, contact our office at 303-218-2622 to let us know that you are interested in a partial scholarship to attend Camp Rocky.  We will then inform you on how many students have also applied to the camp and how much of a scholarship will be available for you.  
  2. Please feel free to call our office at 303-218-2622 or email any questions that you might have.

Scholarships for College Students  

The Douglas County Conservation District will be awarding $1000.00 scholarships for the 2017 season.  The 2017 season scholarship will be available for qualified fall 2017 college freshman and sophomore students only.   The amount and length of funding is $1000.00  tuition assistance for one semester's studies.  Accepted students will be reimbursed $1000.00 towards their college tuition after proof of college acceptance.

Who May Apply:

This scholarship is open to any college Freshmen or Sophomore student majoring in the fields of Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Soil Science, Watershed Management, Earth Resources Sciences, and other fields related to the utilization and conservation of soil and water resources.  Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Criteria

  • You must live in the Douglas County, Colorado.
  • You must graduate in 2017, or have graduated from a Douglas County School.
  • You must be planning to attend a college as a freshman or sophomore in the fall of 2017 to pursue a career in an agricultural related field. 
  • You must complete the following to be considered for this scholarship.

 APPLICATION:  Application is to be made in the form of a letter to the Douglas County Conservation District.  Applicants should detail their future educational and future professional plans, and how their course work relates to the conservation of natural resources.  Applications should be from one to three pages in length and must include a copy of transcripts of previous course work.  Print out PDF of process to apply.

AWARD CRITERIA: Letters of interest will be evaluated and ranked by the Board of Supervisors of the Douglas County  Conservation District.  Consideration will be given to the studentsí educational and professional goals as expressed in their letter of interest, their past academic performance, and the degree to which their area of study is related to the management and conservation of natural resources.  First consideration will be given to students whose home residence is Douglas County, Colorado and who graduated from a Douglas County High School. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Application as due on or before May 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the selection shortly thereafter.  All letters of interest should be sent to:  Douglas County Conservation District, PO Box 688, Franktown, Colorado 80116, or scan and email. Contact us by e-mail or by phone 303 218-2622) for more information regarding this scholarship.