Bill Rogers Memorial Wildlife Scholarship

“The key to the future of
trapping is through education.”

What is the
Bill Rogers Memorial Wildlife Scholarship?

The Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association
Selection Committee awards a $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing a higher
education. Half is paid upon proof of first semester registration and the
second half upon proof of second semester registration and evidence of a 3.0
grade point average. The scholarship must be used within one year of being
awarded and may be awarded regardless of other scholarships.  The
application deadline is MAY 1st
, every year. Scholarship applications should be sent to the
following address:

Don Clifford

1005 Nancy St.

Ft.Morgan, CO 80701

Or submitted via email at:

Who is eligible?

To be eligible you must:

·        Intend to pursue a higher education and a career
in any field, however preferences will be given to the following fields:

·        Environmental Sciences Forestry

·        Forestry

·        Biology

·        Fields related to Wildlife Management

·        Fields related Agriculture

·        Maintain a 3.0 or B average at time of application.

·        Plan to attend any accredited four year college
or university, a two-year campus which is part of a larger school system, a
two-year community college, or an accredited technical college.

·        Maintain a minimum of 12 credits per semester

·        Be truthful, friendly and have a love for nature
and a desire to learn more about our living natural resources.

What other things does the Selection Committee consider?

The Selection Committee will
consider financial need, work history, and extracurricular activities.
Preference will also be given to applicants who are members or whose parents or
guardians have been and are currently active members of the Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association .

Naming of alternate by Selection Committee: 


If recipient decides by August 15th not to go to college, the money will be awarded to an

Other information

The Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to:

Colorado’s Fur Resource

Preserving Trappers’ Rights

Educating Trappers

Ø      Increasing Public
Awareness of Trapping Issues and

Ø Continuing Our Fur Trade Heritage

Recipients of the 2016 Bill Rogers Scholarship

Danielle Riggs

winner 2

Andrew Shoemaker


 Dear Mr. Cliffords,

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the scholarship that I received. It really came in handy with my tuition this semester. I appreciate what you do and I am proud to have the scholarship to show for it. I plan to use this scholarship to forward my education in biology and to use my degree to teach others about the importance of biology in all different types of fields. This scholarship is doing more than helping me with school, it’s helping me achieve my dreams.
Thank you again,
Danielle Riggs

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