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Scholarships

Scholarship applications are due Monday, August 16th to be announced at the Finals Rodeo, August 19th. See the pdf link at the bottom of the page for the scholarship form.

It is the desire of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association to make available two awards to Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association contestants or volunteers who are actively enrolled in college or a trade school.

Value: $1,000.00 for the academic year of 2021-2022

Eligibility:
  • A contestant or volunteer who has participated or volunteered in a minimum of nine rodeos during the 2021 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo season.
  • A contestant or volunteer who has been accepted into an accredited education program or enrolled in an accredited trade school program.
 
Award Selection Process:

The selection Committee will consider the applicant’s:

  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant’s Personal Statement
  • Interview (if determined necessary by the Committee)

Letters of Recommendation:

Two (2) letters of recommendation (not from a family member.)

Personal Statement:

A typed statement, personal letter or essay that discusses your plans and goals. Please comment on an important experience of personal significance or specific person who has inspired or encouraged you. Briefly include any special circumstances or family situations that you feel will aid in the selection process. Emphasize the ways in which this award will help you in reaching your goals.

Application:

Please complete:

  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your personal statement

Send completed application to:

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association
P.O. Box 1739
Carbondale, CO 81623

Or, email to: [email protected]

Or, hand deliver at the rodeo to: Melanie Cardiff

Deadline: Completed application must be received no later than Monday, August 16, 2021.

Notification: Recipients will be notified at the Finals Rodeo, August 19, 2021.

Welcome to the Rodeo
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
2022 Rodeo Season
The 2022 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 2nd and continue through Thursday, August 18th. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks with slack at 6:00 p.m. and the main performance at 7:30 p.m.
Get Involved

To volunteer, email Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]  or call at:
(970) 379-3907