The Mildred Hansen Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by the late Mildred Hansen, former publisher of the Greeley Tribune. Mildred Hansen graduated in 1927 from what was then Colorado State Teachers College, later the University of Northern Colorado. After graduation, she worked for her uncle at the Greeley Tribune and paved the way for many women in a male-dominated field. Ms. Hansen left a bequest to the Greeley Area Foundation, which is now the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, to establish scholarships.
The Mildred Hansen Scholarship Fund is the largest scholarship fund at the Community Foundation. By the terms of Ms. Hansen’s bequest, the scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from high schools in Weld County School District Six. Each scholarship awarded covers tuition and fees (up to $5,000) at any Colorado college or university. Since the Fund was established, it has awarded 298 scholarships totaling nearly $1,100,000.