Each year, the Big Thompson Watershed Forum awards a $1,500 environmental scholarship to a student attending Colorado State University or the University of Northern Colorado and enrolled in an approved academic program with a primary focus in hydrology, environmental health, biology or sociology, water resources, watershed science, water pollution, and/or water quality.
The selected candidate must agree to volunteer and commit to a minimum of 40 hours for the Forum over a 12-month period, beginning in October. This scholarship provides the winning candidate with many volunteer opportunities, valuable learning experiences, and networking possibilities.
2017 Scholarship Award Winner
Senior in Environmental Science
University of Northern Colorado (UNC)
Kathleen (Katie) Dorman is working on her BS degree in environmental earth science and is interested in watershed science and environmental sustainability. Katie is from Denver, Colorado, and grew up loving the outdoors and water science. Her Honors thesis project involved looking at benthic macroinvertebrates as biological indicators in the Cache la Poudre River. She is treasurer of the Student Leadership for Environmental Action Fund, and she has also served as a student advisor for the Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ENST) program at UNC. Katie plans to attend graduate school to study water resources management. We welcome Katie to the Forum family and look forward to working with her.
Previous Scholarship Award Winners
- 2016: Diane Meraz (Colorado State University, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability)
- 2015: Emilie Abbott (Colorado State University, Environmental Engineering)
- 2014: Krystle Ervin (Colorado State University, Civil Engineering)
- 2013: Kali Arenas (University of Northern Colorado, Earth & Environmental Science); Amanda Weber (Colorado State University, Watershed Science)
- 2012: Elisa Baebler (Colorado State University, Watershed Science)
- 2011: Donal O’Leary (Colorado State University, Watershed Science)
- 2010: Lindsay Davis (Colorado State University, Environmental Health)
- 2009: Kelsey McCarty (Colorado State University, Watershed Science)