Colorado Water Conservation Board issues scholarship

Courier photo by John Waters Colorado high school and college students interested in water issues can apply for a $2,000 scholarship from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

DENVER — The Colorado Water Conservation Board recently announced that a $2,000 one-year scholarship is available for a Colorado high school student, or a Colorado college freshman interested in western water issues and planning to attend a public college or university in Colorado.

Diane Hoppe served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1999-2006 and was the chairwoman of the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, the Water Interim Committee, and the Water Resources Review Committee. She also served as the minority whip. Hoppe was a founding member of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and served as president from 2002-07.

Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Hoppe to the Colorado Water Conservation Board as the South Platte Basin representative in 2012. She was elected chairwoman of the board in 2015. She passed away on Feb. 27, 2016. Her family worked with the Colorado Water Conservation Board to establish this scholarship in her honor.

The application form is available at