Ignacio, Colo- The Four Corners Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) is pleased to announce that Alana Coley, of Mancos, Colo., is the 2023 Tim Cooper Memorial Scholarship recipient.
“We are proud to continue to support the youth in our community that are pursuing furthering their education,” said Jason Deweese, Four Corners SCI Chapter President.
Coley is active on the Mancos High School Student Council and is on the Four Corners Rifle & Pistol Club. She has a passion for outdoor recreation, such as hunting and fishing as well as drawing and painting.
Coley will attend Fort Lewis College in the fall to pursue psychology and pre-med to become a neurologist later. About the Tim Cooper Memorial Scholarship: Tim Cooper loved life. He built homes, had a passion for motorcycles, and for hunting. He enjoyed nature, wildlife, and the pursuit of wild game. He displayed a jovial spirit as he recounted stories of pack strings, bighorn sheep, odds and results, his hunts, and his wife Paula’s hunts. He quarried others with a genuine interest in their pursuits. He respected other hunters and their success or lack of. He’s what more hunters need to emulate. A tragic car accident cut Tim’s life short. To honor him and because of his positive display toward wildlife, conservation, sharing it with others, and supporting his community, Four Corners SCI is proud to honor his legacy with the Tim Cooper Memorial scholarship, which will be awarded to students who also display these admirable qualities.