Bob England Rodeo Scholarship established

Gloria England of Florence has donated $100,000 to the Central Arizona College Foundation. The funds will be used to establish the Bob England Rodeo Scholarship in memory of Mr. England, her son and business partner.

Mr. England was born and raised in Florence. He was a well-known cattle rancher, rodeo participant and enthusiast. He and his mother owned England Cattle Co. He also owned Bob’s Bucking Bulls and contracted stock for rodeos. He had an outgoing personality, which was contagious to those around him.

“Bob had many friends and contributions made in celebration of Bob’s life will be added to the scholarship fund,” said Maggie Dooley, director of the CAC Foundation. “We are both thrilled and honored that Mrs. England chose a Central Arizona College rodeo scholarship to commemorate Bob.”

“We are grateful to Mrs. England for her support of our CAC rodeo athletes,” said Joe Moody, rodeo team advisor and head coach. “These tuition scholarship dollars will assist students in accomplishing both their academic and rodeo goals.”

The scholarship criteria specify that students pursue a degree or certificate, are enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. A demonstrated need for financial assistance will be considered with preference given to Promise for the Future students. The foundation plans to award a $1,500 scholarship each semester.

For more information or to contribute to the Bob England Rodeo Scholarship, contact the CAC Foundation at 520-494-5216 or e-mail

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