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To plan, register, prepare, and ride with Devo. Devo is an age-based, community-centered mountain bike development program dedicated to sharing the love of riding mountain bikes.
Research consistently shows that cycling in a team environment promotes positive physical- and mental health outcomes, improves self-confidence, reduces screen time and isolation, creates lasting friendships, boosts determination and grit, and more. Just as importantly, our experience consistently proves that kids learning, striving, and playing with peers from a variety of backgrounds benefits every participant involved.
In 2023, Durango Devo awarded a record 67 full scholarships for program registrations, 21 scholarships for trips, and gifted 26 bikes in good condition and new helmets to young riders in need. Altogether, we disbursed a record-setting $24,450 in scholarship funds!
Come ride with us! The scholarship application process is quick, easy, and online.
Help us get more kids on bikes!
The main limitation in how many scholarships we can award is FUNDING. To donate to our scholarship fund and help us make more young riders’ dreams come true, click below!
The 2024 Scholarship Fund is made possible thanks to individual donors and the following generous sponsors:
Durango Devo scholarships are open to any area youth with a financial limitation wishing to participate in Spring or Fall 8-week sessions or Devo Summer Camps.
Devo youth programs serve riders from age 3 through high school. Scholarships are available for any age and grade level.
Minority (Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, or Asian) applicants and those with significant financial need are especially encouraged to apply.
As every family’s situation is unique, we do not set any hard-and-fast rules to determine eligibility. The scholarship application collects general information about household income range and includes several narrative response opportunities for applicants to support their request for scholarship.
It is our goal to award scholarships to as many qualified applicants as possible. We don’t want money to stand in the way of your child’s participation in our programs!
The application process is fully online on our website and takes about 15 minutes — maybe 10 if you’re a fast typist. We do not ask for any proof of income or other documentation, just some answers to questions that will help us understand who you are and how we can help!
CLICK HERE to apply.
Scholarship deadlines are before registration dates so that we may award recipients in time for them to sign up! Deadlines are kept up to date on our Events & Important Dates section of our website. 2024 deadlines are as follows:
Spring programs: February 16
Summer programs: April 29
Fall programs: July 22
Additional scholarships are occasionally available after the deadline on a rolling, case-by-case basis.
Each application is reviewed by Devo’s Executive Director and scholarships are awarded based on greatest financial need and timely application. We strive to award scholarships to all qualified applicants, but due to financial constraints, this is not always possible.
We do our best to review applications lightning fast. You will receive a decision, by email, sometime before registration day.
If you are a qualified applicant but are not awarded a scholarship for the current Devo session, your name will automatically be placed at the top of the list for a scholarship for the next Devo session. For example, if you aren’t awarded a scholarship during the spring, you will be automatically given preference for a scholarship during the Summer or Fall session.
Additionally, even if you aren’t awarded a scholarship, Devo may still be able to set up a payment plan.
If your application is denied and you wish to appeal, contact our Executive Director (email@example.com).
You must reapply for every season that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. Apply before the fall deadline for a fall program, before the spring deadline for a spring program, etc. The only exception is in the case above (a qualified applicant who does not receive a scholarship is automatically rolled over and placed at the top of the list for the next term).
Sometimes, yes! You may submit an application for a trip scholarship separately from your application for program registration cost.
Support with equipment is separate from scholarships. If your child wants to ride with us but lacks essential equipment like a bike or a helmet, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do!
Our scholarship fund is not set up to award scholarships for races, but if you wish to race and can’t afford it, talk to your coach. We will do what we can to ensure that all our aspiring racers can race!
No! Our scholarships are awarded without any consideration to whether you wish to volunteer or not. We encourage ALL Devo families — not just scholarship recipients — to be active in the Devo community, but volunteering is NOT a requirement.
Unfortunately, no. Scholarship recipients must register at the allotted time along with all other riders. For the best chance at getting into the program and time slot you are hoping for, pre-register on our website and be ready at the exact time your age group registration opens. Click here for more information about registration.
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This is an online application for a Scholarship from Durango Devo. This is the general info section. All applicants should fill out this section.
To get started, let's collect your contact information.
Next, we'll need some demographic information to help us evaluate this application.
Great! Next, tell us about your Devo participation and scholarship needs.
To really make your application pop, we'd like some more information from you about your level of financial need, and your interest in Devo. Please provide as much detail as you're comfortable with.
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Lastly, please read the following Scholarship Application Agreement and sign electronically below.
I understand that Durango Devo's scholarship committee will disburse scholarships based on: (1) need, and (2) dedication to the program. I understand that my application must be submitted at least 14 days before scholarship funds are required. I understand that Devo Scholarships are for registration dues and fees only and that I am still responsible for any other expenses incurred during the program, such as trip or event fees unless these additional fees are explicitly listed in the award letter as being included in the scholarship. I understand that if I requested assistance with gear and equipment, this request is considered separately from the scholarship application and assistance will be available only on a limited basis. I also understand that by accepting financial aid from Devo, I am accepting Devo's Rulebook, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policy. I understand that certain violations of the Devo Rulebook could result in my scholarship being rescinded. I agree that the electronic signature below is binding, and is as valid as if it were on paper.
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