Camp & College Scholarships

Camp Rocky Scholarships for Ages 14-19

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 2018 is scheduled for July 8-July 14 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.

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 2018 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.

Application 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.

For Camp Rocky information Contact us at 303-218-2622.

Scholarships for College Students

Eligibility:

The Douglas County Conservation District awards a $4,000 scholarship annually. This scholarship is open to any Douglas County Senior graduate majoring in the fields of

  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Earth Resources Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Ecology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Engineering
  • and other fields related to the conservation of soil and water resources.

Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Amount and Length of Funding:

Four thousand dollars ($4,000) over two years; one thousand dollars ($1000) awarded for four consecutive semesters. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) or greater and provide past semester grades and semester course registration for semester funding requested.  Documents are send directly from your college to the District at you request.

Application:

Applications are a Letter of Interest, from you stating your future education and professional plans, and how the proposed course work relates to the conservation of natural resources.  Some might write about what drives you to seek this type of education?  Where do you hope to intern during your college years?  The letter needs to be one to three pages in length.  Please also send an official transcript from your most recent academic year.

Award Criteria:

Letters of Interest are evaluated and ranked by the Board of Supervisors of the Douglas County Conservation District. Consideration will be given to the students’ 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.

Deadline for Application:

Applications are due on or before Mid-May, annually.  Applicants will be notified of the selection shortly thereafter.  Please send all applications to the Douglas County Conservation District P.O. Box 688, Franktown, CO 80116 or DCCDistrict@gmail.com

Contact us by e-mail or by phone (303 218-2622) for more information regarding this scholarship.