Scholarship Criteria

Awards Available using the Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Floyd E. Acre Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was developed with memorial gifts from the family of Floyd E. Acre, a long-time Fort Lupton educator and administrator.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Fort Lupton High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Other Criteria: Must display community involvement and commitment to academics.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000-$1,500
Interview: May be included in the application process

Arts Alive! Scholarship

This Fund was started in 2003 to celebrate those whose spirit is expressed through the arts and to nurture human creativity in Greeley.
Renewable: Must reapply each year.
Designated for: Graduates of any Greeley high school (public or private). In addition to graduating seniors, applicants may be a first or second year student at Aims Community College OR a continuing student at the University of Northern Colorado as long as they are a graduate of a Greeley high school.
College Enrollment: Must attend Aims Community College or the University of Northern Colorado.
Specialized Study: Student must be admitted full-time to an arts degree program.
Scholarship Amount: $1,500

O. Jeffrey Berven Memorial Scholarship Fund

This Fund was established in 2017 in memory of O. Jeffrey Berven.
Renewable: Yes, the scholarship is renewable for one additional year. Students must maintain good academic standing, maintain a GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled full-time to be eligible for the second year.
Designated for: Students can be a graduating high school senior, non-traditional student or a continuing student. 
College Enrollment: Must attend the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, Colorado OR Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Specialized Study: Students must be pursuing an engineering degree.  
Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Sam Chuenchit Soccer Scholarship

This Fund was established in 2008 in memory of Sumret “Sam” Chuenchit, a long-time soccer coach in Greeley.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: Generally one female and one male graduating senior from Greeley Central, Greeley West or Northridge High Schools.  
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college or university.
Other Criteria: Must have played one or more season(s) of high school soccer for Greeley West High School, Greeley Central High School, and/or Northridge High School, display community involvement and commitment to academics.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Al Coleman/Bev Peratino Allied Healthcare Scholarship

This Fund was established in 2015 to support students pursuing additional education in an ancillary healthcare services position (including but not limited to radiology technician, laboratory technician, cardiovascular technician, surgical technician, EMT and/or sonography) or advancement in one of these fields that results in a certificate or degree).
Renewable: Yes, the scholarship is available for up to two consecutive years.  Students must maintain good academic standing and be enrolled at least part-time to be eligible for the second year.
Designated for: Can be a graduating high school senior, non-traditional student or a continuing student but students must be enrolled at least part-time to receive the award.
College Enrollment: Any accredited 2-year college or vocational school located within the United States.  
Other Criteria: Students must have a high school diploma or GED, be a resident of the state of Colorado, have demonstrated financial need and must display a commitment to academics
Scholarship Amount: $500-$1,000 (may vary from year to year)

Cummins Care Scholarship

This Fund was established by friends and family of Don and the late Dorothy Cummins.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior or GED student from Fort Lupton High School.  
College Enrollment: Student must be attending Aims Community College. Preference will be given to students attending the Aims Community College South Campus in Fort Lupton, Colorado.
Other Criteria: Must have demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship Amount: $500-$1,000

Deason Scholarship

This Fund was established through bequest gifts from William and Nelle Deason, long-time Fort Lupton residents and community members.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Fort Lupton High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school in Colorado.
Other Criteria: Must display community involvement and commitment to academics.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 -$1,500
Interview: May be included in the application process

Sissy Dent Scholarship

This Fund was established in memory of Helen "Sissy" Dent.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Fort Lupton High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Other Criteria: Must display community involvement and commitment to academics. Preference will be given to a student(s) with artistic and/or creative qualities.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000-$1,500
Interview: May be included in the application process

Fort Lupton Community Scholarship in memory of Jeremy Tenorio

This Fund was developed with memorial gifts from the family and friends of Jeremy Tenorio.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Fort Lupton High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Other Criteria: Must display community involvement and commitment to academics.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000-$1,500
Interview: May be included in the application process

Judd K. Fulton Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was established in 2005 in memory of Judd K. Fulton, a 2003 Northridge High School graduate.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: One graduating senior from Northridge High School and one graduating senior from any of the Weld County School District Six High Schools.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college or university.
Other Criteria: Must have earned at least one varsity letter in football, wrestling or track and field.
Scholarship Amount: $578

Lucile J. Gray Scholarship Fund

This Fund was established by Lucile Gray to help support the education of women and girls.
Renewable: Yes, but only for a second year. Must reapply for the second year.
Designated for: Women and girls residing in Weld County with demonstrated financial need.
College Enrollment: Any accredited junior college or trade school in the United States.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 (minimum)

Betty J. and George W. Hall Family Fund Scholarship

Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from any public Weld County high school.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university, junior college, or trade school in the United States.
Minimum GPA:  Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum score of 25 on the ACT.
Other Criteria: Must be a citizen of the United States and be active in Advanced Placement courses and extracurricular activities (including participation in at least one sport).
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 (minimum)

Mildred Hansen Scholarship

This Fund was established when the late publisher of the Greeley Tribune, Mildred Hansen, left a bequest to the Greeley Area Foundation, which is now the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: Graduating seniors from Weld County School District Six high schools.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college or university in Colorado.
Minimum GPA:  Must be ranked in the top 1/3 of graduating class.
Other Criteria: Must have demonstrated financial need, proven academic achievement and great potential for success.
Scholarship Amount: Tuition and fees up to $5,000.

Kathy Hanson Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was established by the family of Kathy Hanson to honor the legacy of their beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. 
Renewable: No.
Designated for: Graduating seniors from Greeley Central High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college or university.
Minimum GPA:  3.0 (exceptions may be considered).
Other Criteria: Must display community involvement and commitment to academics.  Preference will be given to students majoring in mathematics or studying to become a math teacher.
Scholarship Amount: $500

The Lynne and Gladys Hopkins Family Scholarship

This Fund was developed by Gladys Hopkins in memory of her daughter, Lynne Hopkins. Lynne was an educator and school administrator in California.  She passed away in July of 2001 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: Graduates from any Weld County high school.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Other Criteria: Must have demonstrated financial need and an ability, talent or training need that can be enhanced through additional education. 
Scholarship Amount: $1,500

Leoma Hunter Scholarship

This Fund was established by the late Leoma Hunter, a long-time supporter of youth and education.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from each public high school located in Weld County or a home school graduate residing in Weld County (excludes Greeley school district).
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Minimum GPA:  2.5.
Other Criteria: Must have demonstrated financial need and reside in Weld County.
Scholarship Amount: $2,000-2,500

John K. Jerome Family Scholarship

This Fund was established to support scholarships for non-traditional students who have strong work ethic and character and a sense of responsibility.
Renewable: Must reapply each year.
Designated for: An older/non-traditional student from Weld County who is returning to school or entering for the first time. 
College Enrollment: Any accredited institution of higher learning in Colorado (including certificate or vocational programs, community colleges, or four year colleges or universities)
Other Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen and have demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 (minimum)

Lyster Family Scholarship

This Fund was established by Norm Lyster and Elizabeth (Lyster) Eckles to support scholarships for graduating seniors from Greeley Central High School.
Renewable: Yes.  Students must maintain good academic standing and a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Greeley Central High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited 2-year or 4-year, college, university, junior college, or vocational school located within the State of Colorado.  Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the award.
Other Criteria: Students must demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0, they cannot be Pell Grant eligible as determined by the applicant's EFC score and must demonstrate extracurricular involvement (including employment) and/or community service.
Scholarship Amount: $2,500 (minimum)

Kristopher G. Mansfield Scholarship

This Fund was established in memory of SrA Kristopher G. Mansfield, 460th Space Communications Squadron, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from any Weld County high school with preference given to a student from Windsor High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited trade school or two-year community college.
Minimum GPA:  2.0
Other Criteria: Must display community involvement and student leadership.
Scholarship Amount: $750-$1,000

Mary Lou Martinez Scholarship for First Generation Students

This Fund was established in memory of Mary Lou Martinez.
Renewable: Yes
Designated for: Graduating high school seniors from any Weld County high school (excluding home school and online school students) who are first generation college students.
College Enrollment: Students must be enrolled full-time at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
Minimum GPA:  2.70
Other Criteria: Students must be a resident of the state of Colorado and must display community involvement and a commitment to academics.
Scholarship Amount: $500-$2,000

Carl Mason Family Agriculture Scholarship

This Fund was established by the children of the late Carl and Mildred Mason who were farmers dedicated to promoting agriculture.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Fort Lupton High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college or university.
Specialized Study: Student must be pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field. This may include but is not limited to studies in food, fiber or life sciences.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 (minimum)

Partners in Education Scholarship in memory of Lydia Ruyle

This scholarship was established in memory of long-time Greeley resident Lydia Ruyle, who was a world-renowned traveler, educator and artist.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A female incoming freshman or undergraduate student. If an incoming freshman, students must be graduating from Greeley Central, Greeley West, Jefferson or Northridge high schools.
College Enrollment: Any accredited four-year college or university.
Specialized Study: Student must be working toward a 4-year degree in visual arts or arts education.
Other Criteria: Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a resident of Greeley, Colorado and have demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship Amount: Varies

"Doc" Patterson Scholarship

Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Highland High School in Ault, CO.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university, junior college, or trade school in the United States.
Other Criteria: Students must have demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship Amount: $500

Dr. John A. and Patricia C. Rosales Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was established to provide an opportunity to extend John and Pat’s deep rooted belief in the value of an education to others who may not have the means to pursue their educational dreams.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: An incoming freshman, including non-traditional students that have graduated from a Greeley or Pueblo educational institution. (e.g. public or private high schools, alternative high schools or G.E.D. programs.)
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Specialized Study: Student must be pursuing additional education in Education, the Arts or Religious areas of study.
Scholarship Amount: $500

Roger Rosenbrock Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was established to honor the memory of Roger Rosenbrock.
Renewable: No. The scholarship must be used within one year of graduation or one year of discharge from the military (the award will be held for the original enlistment period).
Designated for:  A graduating senior from Fort Lupton High School.
Other Criteria: Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and lettered on the Fort Lupton High School football team. Students entering the military directly out of high school are eligible to apply.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 minimum

The Highland Community/R. Lee and Rebecca Seward Education Fund and the G.E. Wood Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was developed by Lee and Becky Seward to help those who might not otherwise pursue additional education or training as encouragement or financial assistance.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: Graduates from Highland High School in Ault, Colorado.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Other Criteria: Awards will be based on an assessment of academic performance and test scores, financial need, school and community involvement and work experience.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Lynn Shipps Scholarship

This Fund was established by Bob and Brandi Nauta to honor her grandfather who was a dedicated member of the Nunn Fire Protection District for 51 years.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from any public high school in Weld County or a student enrolled in the EMT or Fire Sciences program at Aims Community College.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college or university in Colorado.
Specialized Study: Student must be pursuing additional education in any emergency services program (excluding law enforcement, nursing and first responder certification training).
Scholarship Amount: $500

William Joseph Smith S.T.E.M. Scholarship

This S.T.E.M. Scholarship was established to honor William J. Smith, a man who recognized how education could solidfy his future and who believed in sacrifice in the service of others.
Renewable: Yes
Designated for: Graduating high school seniors from any Weld County high school (excluding home school and online school students).
College Enrollment: Students must be enrolled full-time at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
Specialized Study: Students must be pursuing a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (S.T.E.M) field.
Minimum GPA:  3.50
Minimum ACT/SAT: 30 ACT or equivalent SAT score
Other Criteria: Students must be a resident of the state of Colorado and must display a commitment to academics.
Scholarship Amount: $500-$2,000

Marvin Stonemets Scholarship

This Fund was established by Bob and Brandi Nauta to honor her grandfather who was a kind, gentle family man who dedicated his life to his farm and family.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from any public high school in Weld County.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college or university in Colorado.
Specialized Study: Student must be pursuing additional education in any agricultural-based education program.
Scholarship Amount: $500

Weld County Builders Scholarship

This Fund was established in 2001 by the Weld County Builders Association.
Renewable: Must reapply for subsequent awards.
Designated for: All undergraduate students are welcome to apply as well as graduating high school seniors and Colorado GED recipients as long as they reside in Weld County.
College Enrollment: Any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
Specialized Study: Student must be pursuing additional education in the construction industry, including architecture, construction or engineering (related to construction).
Scholarship Amount: $500 

Windsor Community Foundation Scholarship

Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Windsor High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited 2-year or 4-year, college, university, junior college, or trade school.
Other Criteria: Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA.  They should also demonstrate extracurricular involvement and community service/volunteerism.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 (minimum).

Windsor Harvest Festival Scholarship

Renewable: No.
Designated for: Graduate of a High School in the Windsor School District (excluding home schooled students).
College Enrollment: Any accredited 2-year or 4-year, college, university, junior college, or trade school located within the State of Colorado.
Other Criteria: Total amount to be distributed the 2nd semester of the freshman year with the conditions that the student shows proof of enrollment for the second semester and has a first semester GPA minimum of 2.0. Students must also demonstrate community service and volunteerism.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 (minimum).

Woolf Scholarship

This Fund was created by Amelia and Joseph Woolf and shepherded to the Community Foundation by Marvin Woolf, a grandson, in memory of his grandparents.
Renewable: Must reapply each year.
Designated for: Graduating seniors from Weld County School District Six High Schools.
College Enrollment: Any accredited college, university or institution that offers instruction in the fine arts of music or ballet, or the graphic or performing arts.
Specialized Study: Student must be pursuing additional education in the fine arts of music or ballet, or the graphic or performing arts.
Scholarship Amount: $6,000

Other Awards Available NOT using the Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Helen McCandless Scholarship

This Fund was established by the late Helen McCandless
Renewable: Yes, for up to three years if all terms of the scholarship are maintained.
Designated for: An incoming freshman, who is a resident of Weld County.
College Enrollment: Student must be attending Colorado State University.
Other Criteria: Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural Sciences and must show high academic achievement.
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Application Information: Contact Colorado State University for more information.

Robert and Lena Ochsner Scholarship

The Fund was established in 2010 by Windsor residents Robert and Lena Ochsner as a way to for them to offer a scholarship to a student who has graduated from Windsor High School in pursuit of a degree at Colorado State University (CSU) in the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences or Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Renewable: Scholarship will be for one school year but the student awarded the scholarship may re-apply for the award for the following school year.
Designated for: Graduates of Windsor High School who are in their sophomore, junior or senior year of college at Colorado State University.
Other Criteria: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Specialized Study: Students must be enrolled in a degree program in either the College of Agricultural Sciences or the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Scholarship Amount: Varies
Application Information: Contact Colorado State University for more information.

Peschel Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was established in 2007 in memory of Klaus Peschel by friends and family members.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: A graduating senior from Valley High School who is pursuing additional education in an agriculture major. 
College Enrollment: Any accredited two or four-year college or university.
Other Criteria:  Must be a member of the Valley FFA Chapter and have completed the program of agricultural education at Valley High School.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Application Information: The application is available in the counseling office at Valley High School or the Valley H.S. Ag-Ed Department. 

SasonsFund Scholarship

This Fund was established by family members in 2007 after the tragic and accidental death of Sason Sharify, a respected high school math teacher, athlete and coach.
Renewable: No.
Designated for: One student from Greeley Central High School and one from Greeley West High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited four-year university.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other Criteria:  Must be active academically and athletically.
Scholarship Amount: $1,500-$2,000
Application Information: The application is available at the counseling office at each of the two high schools. Please check with the counseling office at each high school for the deadline submission date.

Winograd Business Fellowship

Renewable: No
Designated for: A Junior or Senior majoring in Business Administration at the University of Northern Colorado.
Other Criteria: Students must demonstrate significant leadership experience.
Scholarship Amount: Varies
Application Information: Contact the University of Northern Colorado for more information.

Winograd Family Fund Scholarships

These scholarships were established by Harold and Florence Winograd to honor a Greeley Central High School, Greeley West High School and Northridge High School senior. It is the Winograd’s opportunity to give back to the Greeley schools for all they did for their four sons.
Renewable: Up to three additional years.
Designated for: One student from Greeley Central High School, Greeley West High School and a third student from Northridge High School.
College Enrollment: Any accredited Colorado two or four-year college or university.
Minimum GPA: Must be in upper 40% of graduating class.
Special Preference:  All qualifications being equal, preference shall be given to a member of a minority group.
Scholarship Amount: $1,200
Application Information: The application and deadline is available at the counseling office at each of the three high schools.