In 2023, the Greeley Stampede Foundation Awarded its Largest Scholarship Ever

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 Greely Stampede 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

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 25 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.

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About the Greeley Stampede

The Greeley Stampede, a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, is the Colorado’s premier summer western celebration. The 2023 Greeley Stampede is scheduled for June 22-July 4. 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 has been inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and received many awards including PRCA Mountain States Large Rodeo of the Year, RMCMA Event of the Year and listed in the US Today Top 10 rodeos.

For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit