The Black Canyon Classics car club [BCC] was organized in April, 1996 as a 501(C)7 nonprofit corporation by a group interested in street rods and classic vehicles of all kinds. The Club hosts the annual Colorful Colorado Car, Truck & Rod Show in Montrose, Colorado, from which all proceeds are given to charitable organizations in Montrose County. In 1999 the BCC established a scholarship that awards students pursuing post‑secondary education with preference given to students pursuing further expertise and degrees in automotive and technology fields.
MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15TH OF THE CURRENT APPLICATION YEAR.
I. AWARD DESCRIPTION
A. One scholarship of $1,500 each will be awarded each year.
B. The Scholarship Committee of BCC will select the recipients for each scholarship.
C. The scholarship is renewable; however, it must be applied for each year and can be awarded to the same applicant three times during his/her tenure as a student.
II. APPLICANT'S/RECIPIENT'S REQUIREMENTS
A. Recipient must register in a post‑secondary program of study in a recognized/certified school.
B. In addition to the applicant's high school Grade Point Average [GPA], the scholarship committee will preferentially consider the following points:
1. Study in an automotive or technical field. This includes, but is not limited to, auto mechanics and auto body work. It could include any program using computer technology as a basic component of study in any field.
2. Study at a vocational or technical school, two‑year or four‑year college.
C. Recipient must have graduated from a high school in Montrose, Delta, Ouray or San Miguel County and reside therein when he/she applies for the BCC scholarship.
III. APPLICANT'S PROCEDURE
Application forms are available from Black Canyon Classics Scholarship Committee members in March of each year, and are available at the Guidance Offices of Montrose, Delta, Ouray, San Miguel County high schools and at the Delta‑Montrose Area Vocational Tech Center. Completed forms must be mailed to:
Black Canyon Classics Scholarship Committee
PO Box 3056
Montrose, Colorado 81402
and submitted by May 15th of the current application year.
IV. PAYMENT AND PUBLICITY
A. The scholarship selections will be announced at the annual Colorful Colorado Car, Truck and Rod Show which is held yearly on the first weekend in June. The BCC is responsible for publicizing the availability of the scholarship and each recipient shall be recognized in the local media.
B. BCC will issue a check for $1,500 to the institution in the name of the recipient as soon as he/she provides proof to the scholarship committee, of registration at the school of choice, i.e., a letter from the registrar including the recipient's student ID number.
C. The scholarship funds must be used no later than one year after the award date.
V. REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS
A. BCC Scholarship Application Form.
B. A transcript of grades from the high school granting the diploma, or a transcript of grades verifying attendance at a post‑secondary institution.
C. A resume' of activities, community service and employment history.
D. Letters of Recommendation: Submit one from a high school teacher or college instructor and one from a recent employer. If you have no employment history, letters from two teachers/instructors are acceptable. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
E. A personal statement explaining your reason for applying for this scholarship. Include any information that may reflect some of your personal history, your future career, your professional dreams, etc.