The Steve Austin Training Scholarship is named in honor of Steve Austin, one of VOC's most skilled, longest tenured, and committed volunteer leaders, who to this day still teaches and shares his vast knowledge of outdoor stewardship with hundreds of fellow volunteers.
The scholarship opens each year to new or experienced VOC leaders who are interested in enhancing their leadership and stewardship skills through VOC’s premier Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI). The scholarship provides up to $160 in waived fees for up to 3 award recipients and may be applied toward any OSI training fee(s), valid for two years upon receipt.
Successful applicants must demonstrate:
- A passion for the outdoors and its long-term stewardship
- Experience as a volunteer with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado or other outdoor volunteer organization or public land agency
- Strong interest and commitment to developing leadership and technical outdoor stewardship skills
- Commitment to long-term leadership in the stewardship movement, and willingness to serve for three years within VOC’s volunteer leadership ranks