More than 80 applications were submitted from students across Weld County high schools for a chance to be considered for a Greeley Stampede Foundation scholarship.

Recipients were selected based on their outstanding academic results, school involvement, leadership in the community, and plans to further their education. The selected 2018 Greeley Stampede Foundation High School Academic Scholarship recipients represent 11 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 $57,000 will be awarded to students for the 2018-2019 academic year. The 2018 recipients include:

  • Ethan Alcazar - Eaton High School
  • Peyton Book - Greeley West High
  • Jackson Campbell - Greeley Central High
  • Paola Espinoza - Northridge High School - Holland Memorial Scholarship
  • Spencer Evans - Greeley West High 
  • Abigail Flores - University High School 
  • Dario Garcia - Northridge High School 
  • Alex Hyland - CSU Pueblo - Miss Rodeo Colorado Foundation Scholarship
  • Elise Johnson - Greeley West High
  • Jacquelyn Jones - Frontier Academy
  • Hannah Kipp - Weld Central High
  • Monica Marquez - Fort Lupton High School
  • Krista McAllister - Frontier Academy
  • Joseph Messmer - Eaton High School
  • Caitlyn Olson - Frontier Academy
  • Cari Otto - Frontier Academy
  • Jacey Reinert - Platte Valley High School
  • Grant Rivera - Greeley Central High
  • Ethan Shepherd - Greeley West High
  • Joanna Shoemate - Windsor Charter
  • Erica Sinclair - CSURodeo Scholarship
  • Adalyn Vergara - Windsor High School 
  • Abigail Morena Zavala - Northridge High School 

The Holland Memorial Scholarship was also given to a 2018 applicant. The Holland Scholarship was funded by Shirley Holland in memory of Tuffy Holland.  Shirley and Tuffy are founding members of the Stampede Western Invitational Art Exhibit & Sale.  Proceeds from the Western Art Show go to the Stampede Foundation to support education in Weld County.

For the fourth year, one college-level rodeo scholarship was awarded based on academic results and competitive level with the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The 2018 recipient is Erica Sinclair who attends Colorado State University and is pursuing a dual major in Equine Science and Agricultural Business.

Also, in annual support of the young lady who dedicates herself to represent the state of Colorado and the Greeley Stampede as the home rodeo of the Miss Colorado Pageant across the nation, 2018 Miss Rodeo Colorado, Alex Hyland, a Windsor native, has been awarded a Foundation scholarship.

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 $440,000 in scholarships.

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