Scholarship Program

 

Hundred Club Scholarships

2023-24 Hundred Club Scholars

Invest in the future! The majority of Hundred Club expenses are for college and trade school scholarships for the children and dependents of La Plata County first responders. This program is instrumental in retaining firefighting, law enforcement, and emergency responders.

All Scholarship Applicants

Required for all schools except Fort Lewis College

Hundred Club Scholars

 This section is under construction and will be updated with information about all Hundred Club
scholars.

Madyson

Madyson is a Hundred Club scholar studying at Brigham Young University. Her father is a Durango Police Officer.

Madyson quote
This scholarship has absolutely changed my life. It has given me the privilege of focusing on school more than work. I truly feel my first priority can be education, and it is such a blessing. The Durango Hundred Club’s support motivates me to work harder and achieve success to show them how much this scholarship means to me. College has taught me so much more than academia. I feel I have learned so much about myself and how to work toward a goal. I have been shown my strengths and my weaknesses. This scholarship is allowing me to achieve my dreams. Thank you for the support.”

Adam

Adam is a Hundred Club scholar studying at Fort Lewis College. His father is a La Plata County Sheriff’s Officer.

Adam’s Quote
This scholarship means so much to me and my future goals. I would like to work as either a game warden or biologist for either Colorado parks and wildlife or a federal agency such as the United State Forest Service. I love music and hope to play with a group in the future. One of the main obstacles to these goals is the cost of college and getting my degrees. My Hundred Club scholarship benefits me and my family greatly in paying for college and taking the stress of debt away. Ever since I have had this scholarship, I have been able to pursue my education and other opportunities, such as volunteering for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and working over the summer for the United State Forest Service in Idaho.

EMILY

Emily is a Hundred Club scholar studying at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Her father is an officer with the Fort Lewis College Police Department.

Emily’s Quote

“I was so happy to learn that I was awarded the Durango Hundred Club Scholarship. This scholarship will enable me to begin my college career with less of a financial burden and allow me to advance and focus on my studies and experiences. I will be able to explore areas of study at Fort Lewis College including business, history, and possibly more without the stress of paying off student loans. I have been learning a lot about myself in my first semester and I am so excited to make and pursue future goals whether I become a history professor or an entrepreneur.”

GARRETT

Garrett is a Hundred Club scholar studying at Stevenson University in Maryland.  His father is a Battalion Chief for the Durango Fire Protection District.

Garrett’s Quote

“The Hundred Club scholarship gave me the opportunity to follow my dreams of playing hockey in college while earning a degree. I will be forever thankful for the opportunity that I have through my scholarship. I hope to return to Durango and work for Durango Fire Protection District, a long-time dream of mine.  I cannot wait to give back to my community and the people that have helped me get to this point.”

PARKER

Parker is a Hundred Club scholar studying at the University of Colorado Boulder. His father is a Captain for the Durango Fire Protection District.

Parker’s Quote

“I am honored to receive a Hundred Club scholarship. I am very passionate about seeking a higher education and this scholarship will certainly help to make that possible. I am studying both Architecture and Music. I plan to seek a career in which I can help others through sustainable Architectural design or diverging onto a different path while continuing to develop as a musician. I will always be grateful for my scholarship and know it will help me in many different ways throughout my future career and life. Thank you, Durango Hundred Club!”

CHRIS

Chris is a Hundred Club scholar studying at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. His father is an officer with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

Chris’ Quote

“This scholarship means the world to a student like me! I am in STEM and already have a packed schedule due to the course load and having a part-time job. This scholarship means that my studies truly get the attention that they deserve. I am a computer engineering major and my goals are to help better society using technology! I am not quite sure what I want to specify such as cyber security, software, or hardware but I do know that I love learning about advanced technology and how it affects our world and improves our society. I am currently feeling the difficulty associated with engineering and without this scholarship, the weight of stress would be unfathomable. Seriously thank you for this opportunity and all the support!”

 Quote from my CE Professor, “We need great minds to keep AI in check because AI is confidently wrong which is where we need all of you.”

AVERY

Avery is a Hundred Club scholar studying at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Her father is a Durango Fire Protection District Captain.

Avery’s Quote

“The Durango 100 Club scholarship has changed my future. I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Fort Lewis College with plans to continue my education further in law school. It is only because of the kind donations of community members and the members of the Durango 100 Club that I can even consider law school or a master’s degree. Attending college provides me with an abundance of unique opportunities. I am the president of Fort Lewis College’s Philosophy Club, and I will be representing Fort Lewis College at the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Competition. I am beyond grateful for the scholarship provided by the Durango 100 Club and would like to thank all of those involved. You continuously contribute to my success at Fort Lewis College and the success of my future career.”

KALEB

Kaleb is a Hundred Club Scholar studying at West Texas A&M University. His father (passed 2017) was a Durango policeman and a La Plata County Sherriff’s Officer.

Kaleb’s Quote

“This scholarship is a blessing in so many ways!!! It has allowed me to focus on school and dedicate my time to my studies, so I don’t have to worry about the debt. This relief means that I have the opportunity to be on the West Texas A&M Livestock Judging team. I have competed nationally at many different contests. College has taught me many things including academics along with life lessons like the importance of networking and gaining real world experience. Without my scholarship, I would not have these opportunities. So, THANK YOU SO MUCH Durango One Hundred club for all the support!!!”

Jamie

Jamie is a Hundred Club scholar studying at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Her father is a Commander for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

Jamie’s Quote

I am the second member of my family to earn a Hundred Club scholarship.  It is such a blessing, not only to me but for my family as well. My goal is to become a traveling Ultrasound Technician.  I love working with and being around people and have finally found something that calls to me. With this scholarship, that goal is right at my fingertips. I am so grateful to the Hundred Club’s support through my education and I am so excited to start my journey in the medical field.