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The Greeley Stampede Foundation 2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Greeley Stampede Foundation has chosen its 2016 scholarship recipients.

Applications were submitted from across Weld County, creating a very competitive selection process. Recipients were selected based on their outstanding academic results, school involvement, leadership in the community, and plans to further their education. The 2016 selected scholarship recipients represent 13 Weld County High Schools. The Foundation Board is proud to help these community minded students build a bright future for themselves and, as a result, our community.

Over $32,000 will be awarded to the students for the 2016-2017 academic year. The recipients include:

  • Rachel Carrillo - Valley High School - Gilcrest, CO
  • Brooke Hinojosa - Highland High School - Ault, CO
  • Rogelio Ordonez - Greeley West High School - Greeley, CO
  • Morgan Smith - Platte Valley High School - Kersey, CO
  • Yesenia Chavez - Roosevelt High School - Johnstown, CO
  • Brittany Mena - Frontier Charter Academy - Greeley, CO
  • Lexi Potter - Greeley West High School - Greeley, CO
  • Karen Santibanez-Lopez - Fort Lupton High School - Fort Lupton, CO
  • Aaron Hall - Greeley Central High School - Greeley, CO
  • Alexandra Multer - University Schools - Greeley, CO
  • Caiden Rexius - Eaton High School - Eaton, CO
  • Alex Schaffer - Northridge High School - Greeley, CO
  • Madison Holzworth - Prairie High School - New Raymer, CO
  • Kade Olson - Windsor High School - Windsor, CO
  • Dayna Rodriguez - Greeley West High School - Greeley, CO
  • Izaiah Valdez - Northridge High School - Greeley, CO
For the second year, a college-level scholarship was also awarded. The 2016 recipient is Kristen Schmidt who attends Colorado State University and is pursuing a degree in Agriculture.

The Stampede Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to support continuing education for Weld County students. Since beginning the program, the Stampede Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships.

The Foundation works with the Greeley Stampede to produce events and programs that benefit the Stampede Foundation including the Stampede Western Art Show, Big Buckle Ball, and Golf Tournament. For questions regarding the Scholarship program and list of recipients and individual photos visit or contact the Stampede Office at 970-356-7787.

ABOUT THE GREELEY STAMPEDE: The Greeley Stampede, a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, is Colorado’s premiere summer western celebration. This longstanding event has grown in diversity and popularity since its inception and has provided music and rodeo entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer. The Stampede was inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2014 and the event was named 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Mountain States Large Rodeo of the Year. The Stampede will be celebrating its 95th annual event in 2016. For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit
The Greeley Stampede Foundation 2016 Scholarship Recipients
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