Scholarship Program Awards EWC Rodeo
August 28, 2002
(August, 28, 2002 Torrington, WY) United States Smokeless Tobacco Company has been awarding scholarships to college rodeo athletes since 1974. A yearly total of $108,900 is provided to colleges, on behalf of rodeo athletes, toward regional awards for placing first or second in the final regional standing in each event and the all around of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Five EWC Rodeo athletes have been rewarded for their dedication and hard work through the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Scholarship Awards Program. Eastern Wyoming College students, Dane Hanna of Berthold, ND, Ginger Edwards of Gillette, Jerod Farella of Newcastle, Wes Borders of Hugo, CO, and Will Berg of Kaycee were awarded scholarship monies totaling $3,000 for the institution. Coach Jake Clark states, "We appreciate the continued support of the United States Smokeless Tobacco Company and the effect it has on student athletes, and the great sport of college rodeo. These funds earned by the students are very helpful and always put to good use for extra tuition cost."
This program has continued to provide needed tuition for qualified scholar athletes marking a 28-year partnership with the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
For more information about EWC's involvement with the United States Smokeless Tobacco Company Scholarship program, please contact Rodeo Coach Jake Clark at 307-532-8337.