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Continuing the tradition of awarding academic scholarships to Weld County High School seniors, the Greeley Stampede Foundation along with JBS is proud to announce the 2023 recipients.

2023 Academic Scholarship Recipients

Jenna Batka - Highland HS
Merelyn Chavez - Greeley West HS
Taylor Dunbar - Greeley West HS
Matilda Endorf - University HS
Paige Hill - Northridge HS
Makynna Hollis - Platte Valley HS
Paige Janke - Severance HS
Kaleigh Johnson - Briggsdale HS
Raegan Johnson - Windsor HS
Aleksanter Korolainen - University HS
Maggie Livingston - Severance HS
Sonia Loma Arteaga - Greeley Central HS
Emily Maske - Eaton HS
Ariel Moroka-Fisk - Greeley Central HS
Tanner Reinert - Platte Valley HS
Madison Richmann - Branson Online HS
Haile Rigg - Severance HS
Ainslie Ross - Eaton HS
Kyle Roth - Platte Valley HS
Trenton Salberg - Eaton HS
Cache Sanger - Eaton HS
Cortland Sanger - Eaton HS
Zachary Schmunk - Valley HS
Masen Schneider - Platte Valley HS
Megan teVelde - Erie HS

Since 2001, the Greeley Stampede Foundation has awarded $798,040 in academic scholarships to 667 graduating Weld County high school seniors to support the events mission to strengthen our community. Over the years, the Foundation has grown with 2023 being the largest dollar amount awarded with $125,000 in scholarships going to the 25 selected students at $5,000 each.

A portion of the scholarship fund is thanks to JBS which for the second year in a row, as part of their Hometown Strong initiative, joined the Foundation with a $50,000 donation towards the 2023 scholarships.

“This year, with the help of JBS, we were able to award $5,000 to twenty-five students in support of their academic goals,” commented Nyla Bristow, Greeley Stampede Foundation Chairman. “We are thrilled at the growth of the Foundations mission to support our community and students pursuing higher education by awarding scholarships and grants.”

Funding for the Foundations scholarships comes from events the Greeley Stampede produces and hosts including the Big Buckle Ball, Western Art Show, and the Stampede Golf Tournament as well as funding from the Greeley Stampede Old Buckers organization. For more information about the Foundation, visit

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