The Steve Austin Training Scholarship is available to new or experienced VOC leaders interested in enhancing their leadership and stewardship skills.
Named for one of our most skilled, longest tenured, and committed volunteer leaders, the Steve Austin Training Scholarship awards up to 3 recipients each year with $160 in waived fees for training through VOC's Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI), valid for two years upon receipt.
Applications for the Steve Austin Training Scholarship open each year in March, with recipients announced in April.
Successful applicants must demonstrate:
- A passion for the outdoors and its long-term stewardship
- Experience as a volunteer with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) 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