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Scholarship Program

Greeley Stampede Scholarship Opportunities

The Greeley Stampede Foundation offers three different opportunities for students to receive scholarships for higher education. Weld County high school seniors can apply for the annual Academic Scholarship, Weld County high school juniors and seniors can submit a piece of art for the Young Trailblazers Art Competition, and active college rodeo contestants can apply for a Rodeo Scholarship. See details and important deadlines for each scholarship below!

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The Stampede Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization formed to support continuing education for Weld County students. The Greeley Stampede produces and hosts annual events, including the Big Buckle Ball, Western Art Show and the Stampede Golf Tournament, to benefit the scholarship fund.Since the inception of the program in 1994, the Stampede Foundation has given more than $585,000 in scholarships to over 580 Northern Colorado students.

Academic Scholarship Information

Weld County High School seniors who meet general qualifications and are scheduled to graduate in the spring are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their outstanding academic results, leadership in the community and plans to further their education. Recipients of the scholarship may use the scholarship at any accredited trade school, college or university.

In 2019, the Stampede Foundation awarded thirty $2,500 general scholarships, two art scholarships, one rodeo scholarship and a scholarship for Miss Rodeo Colorado.

Please email scholarships@greeleystampede.org with questions regarding the scholarship program.

Selection Criteria

  • A student graduating from a Weld County High School in spring 2020
  • Involvement in school and community leadership activities
  • Grade Point Average (Minimum cumulative of 3.50)
  • Financial need may be considered

Scholarship Awards

  • Payable to the financial aid office where the recipient will be attending, in the name of the recipient
  • Scholarship amount will be paid in one payment at the beginning of the fall semester
  • No cash paid directly to the student
  • Payment will be made to the college or university by August 15, 2020 or upon receiving written verification of acceptance
  • Scholarship must be used during the 2020-21 school year
  • Scholarship may not be carried over and is non-renewable (special circumstances may be considered)
  • Scholarships will be applicable to any institution of higher education

Important Application Dates

  • Applications will open on December 1, 2019.
  • Applications must be submitted before 4:00 p.m. February 17, 2020
  • Review/selection period February 20 through April 15, 2020
  • Applicants will be notified by April 24, 2020.
Click HERE for the Academic Scholarship application!

Rodeo Scholarship Information

One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Colorado collegiate rodeo athlete for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application for the 2020 Rodeo Scholarship will open on December 1st, 2019. All applications must be submitted by February 17th, 2020.


  • A competitive member of a collegiate rodeo team
  • Has competed in at least 4 NIRA rodeos during the 2019-2020 Season
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Enrolled as a Full-time student (12 credits)
  • Scholarship is for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • A profile picture
Click HERE for the Rodeo Scholarship application!

Applications are open!

Applications for the 2020 Academic Scholarship will be accepted starting December 1st! Click HERE for the online application.

Art Scholarship Information


Weld County High School Seniors (Class of 2020) and Juniors (Class of 2021) are invited to enter a piece of art in the Greeley Stampede Foundation’s “Young Trailblazer Art Competition.” The submitted art will be exhibited during the Greeley Stampede’s 21st annual Western Invitational Art Exhibit & Sale, June 24 - July 5, 2020. Art will be judged by professional artists and three $1000 college scholarships will be awarded! Criteria and submission form for the Young Trailblazer Art Competition will be published on December 1st, 2019 and artwork submissions will be accepted in mid-June.

Click HERE for the Young Trailblazers entry form and criteria.

Please email youngtrailblazers@greeleystampede.org with questions regarding the art scholarship program.

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