Humpback Chub Endowed Scholarship

Purpose
In memory of Ruth Richtman Podmore and Steve Arrowsmith. Both Ruth and Steve were avid rafters and loved life on the river. In the 1980s, Steve founded a small river-rafting company on the Dolores River of Colorado named Humpback Chub River Tours after an endangered Colorado fish. Ruth and Mike Podmore and a community of friends worked as guides for the rafting company. Steve passed away unexpectedly in 1992. Since that time, the Podmore’s and their friends kept up the commitment to rafting and the rivers. Shortly after running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in the summer of 2013, Ruth was diagnosed with cancer and passed on February 28, 2014. This scholarship is in memory of both Steve and Ruth and their love of the rivers of this world.

Criteria
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Metropolitan State University of Denver
• Be meeting the institutional Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy
• Be planning a career or major volunteer work focused on environmental sustainability and stewardship
• Be taking 12 or more credit hours during the semester(s) the scholarship is received
• Currently enrolled in or have taken at least one of the approved Water Studies classes: • ENV 4200: Environmental Policy and Planning • ENV 4410: Water Law • MGT/ENV 3250: Colorado Water Law • JMP 3570: Covering the Environment
HIS 3426: Water and the American West • GEG 1910 Global Water Concerns • ENV 3400 Water Resources
• Applicants will be required to write an essay describing their educational and career goals as they relate to stewardship of the earth and environmental sustainability. The essay should be approximately 500 words and should be typed and double-
spaced.

Award
varies
Deadline
03/01/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you participated in or are you planning a career or volunteer work focused on environmental sustainability and stewardship?
  2. If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please provide a short description of your job duties, volunteer activities, sustainability goals, and environmental motivations. Responses need to be a minimum of 500 words detailing your educational and career goals as they relate to stewardship of the earth and environmental sustainability.
  3. You must be currently enrolled in or have taken at least one Water Studies class. Please select any classes you are currently enrolled in or have completed.