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College awards first LeDoux scholarship

Jeff Stull

Casper Journal Nov. 22-28, 2006
A labor of love has been realized in the awarding of the first Chris LeDoux Rodeo Scholarship at Casper College.

Jeff Stull of Casper received the scholarship worth $500.

"Jeff was selected because he is representative of the kind of person Wyoming is proud of," said Paul Hallock, executive director of the Casper College Foundation.

The scholarship was begun nearly a year ago with the initial donation by Dona Vold Larsen and Bill Larsen. At that time, Vold Larsen said she hoped "that others will contribute to the Chris LeDoux rodeo scholarship at Casper College."

Since then, Vold Larsen's wish has come true.

"Folks across the country have sent in donations totaling $24,200 which have been matched by the State of Wyoming through the Wyoming Community College Endowment Challenge Matching Program," Hallock said.

Stull, a 2006 graduate of Natrona County High School, is a freshman agribusiness major at Casper College and a bull rider on the college's rodeo team.

"This is quite the deal. With this scholarship, I now won't have to pay for anything. The scholarship will take care of the rest of my expenses for the college year," Stull said.

"We expect you to be an exemplary student, person and cowboy in honor of Chris," Vold Larsen told Stull.

According to Hallock, the Chris LeDoux Rodeo Scholarship is awarded each fall to a Casper College rodeo cowboy or cowgirl. Each applicant's work in the classroom, leadership and overall conduct is considered.

Donations still are being taken for the Chris LeDoux Rodeo Scholarship. Anyone interested in donating is encouraged to contact the Casper College Foundation at 268-2256, toll-free 800-442-2963, ext. 2256, or send a check
to the:
Casper College Foundation - Chris LeDoux Tribute
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601