Thanks to the generosity of former Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Board Member Rick Grossman and his wife Susie, VOC annually offers four $5,000 scholarships to eligible Colorado residents who have demonstrated a commitment to caring for our environment's natural resources and intend to pursue post-secondary education through an accredited environmental, natural resource, climate, or outdoor industry related education program in Colorado. Two scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors, and two will be awarded to graduate or non-traditional students.
Applicants must be a Colorado resident who has demonstrated a commitment to caring for our environment's natural resources within their personal, educational, and/or professional time. Ideally, students can show that they have volunteered with outdoor stewardship/environment organizations, such as VOC or other Colorado stewardship organizations or land agencies. Applicants must be pursuing a degree program with an environmental, natural resource, climate, or outdoor industry emphasis at an accredited 4-year college/university, 2-year community college, or a certificate program offered by an accredited college/university within the state of Colorado, and must provide two (2) professional letters of recommendation and a copy of the transcripts from their highest level of education completed. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.