Educational Support

In 1983 the National Western Scholarship Trust was formed to provide scholarships to students studying agriculture, rural medicine and veterinary science.  Since then the Scholarship Trust has grown to award 80 scholarships annually, ranging from $2500 to $6000 per student.

Every year proceeds from three major events are contributed to the Scholarship Trust.  These events are the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, the Citizen of the West dinner, and the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions.  Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over 2000 scholarships and grown to over $8 million dollars.

Supporting Events

Get involved today!  Proceeds from the following events support the National Western Scholarship Trust.

Each year a Citizen of the West is selected from community leaders who exemplify the spirit and determination of a western pioneer. These modern day pioneers are honored for their economic and philanthropic endeavors in the West. Past honorees include Fred Hamilton, Pete Coors, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers and Dan Ritchie.

The award dinner takes place the first Monday of the January Stock Show, and is considered one of the most prestigious events in Denver. To learn more click here.

One of the finest exhibitions of contemporary realism of the Western United States, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale features an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, as well as established artists to unknown talent.

Every January, the National Western Stock Show hosts the Coors Western Art Exhibit. The exhibit is opened with the glamorous Red Carpet Reception. To learn more click here.

Of the thousands of junior market animals that compete at the National Western Stock Show each year, only 90 of the very best qualify for the exciting Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. The auction is the final market place for the ribbon-winning steers, lambs, hogs and goats that were raised by junior exhibitors, 4-H and FFA youngsters ranging in age from 9 to 18.

This exciting event will be held on January 23, 2015. To learn more click here.

Scholarships

Colorado State University
3 Masters in Beef Industry Leadership
3  Masters in Integrated Resource Management
3 Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science (Emphasis in Large Animal Practice)
22 Undergraduate in Agricultural Science

University of Colorado, School of Medicine
3 Medical Residencies in Rural Family Practice
3 Medical Degree in Rural Practice Program
1 Physical Therapist in Rural Practice Program

University of Northern Colorado
2 Rural Nursing Program
2 Rural Teaching Program

University of Wyoming
2 Courtenay C. Davis – Cliff Hansen Scholarships
1 Livestock Leadership
1 Graduate degree in Agricultural Science
8 Undergraduate in Agricultural Science

Adams State University
2 Undergraduate in Agricultural Science

Casper College, Casper
4 Undergraduate in Agricultural Science

Colorado Northwestern Community College
2 Rural Nursing Program Scholarships

Laramie County Community College
4 Undergraduate in Agricultural Science

Lamar Community College
4 Undergraduate in Agricultural Science

Northeastern Junior College
4 Undergraduate in Agricultural Science

  • Participation in the National Western during the annual January Show is required. 
    • This includes livestock showing and/or judging, the NW internship program, the NW volunteer program, Westernaires, and sanctioned 4-H/FFA projects
    • This does not include participation in shows held at the National Western at times other than the actual January Stock Show dates for each specific year.
  • Recipients must major in Agricultural Science, Rural Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum of 2.0 semester GPA, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Scholarship Recipients

Adams State University

Nikita Christensen
Monte Vista, CO

Casper College

  • Michaela Clowser, Milford, NE

    Michaela Clowser, Milford, NE

  • Cassie Pfeifer, Fort Lupton, CO

    Cassie Pfeifer, Fort Lupton, CO

  • Colby Voxland, Lander, WY

    Colby Voxland, Lander, WY

  • Sadie Yates, Bayfield, CO

    Sadie Yates, Bayfield, CO

Colorado Northwestern Community College

  • Teasha Moody, Delta, UT

    Teasha Moody, Delta, UT

  • Jodi Wille, Baggs, WY

    Jodi Wille, Baggs, WY

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Colorado State University

  • Ashely Baller, Parker, CO

    Ashely Baller, Parker, CO

  • Aeriel Belk, Fort Collins, CO

    Aeriel Belk, Fort Collins, CO

  • Ryan Boldt, Longmont, CO

    Ryan Boldt, Longmont, CO

  • Clay Carlson, Stoneham, CO

    Clay Carlson, Stoneham, CO

  • Cody Doubet, Parker, CO

    Cody Doubet, Parker, CO

  • Seth Ebert
    Jeromesville, OH 
  • Colby Hales, Laramie, WY

    Colby Hales, Laramie, WY

  • Emily Hartman, Sedwick, CO

    Emily Hartman, Sedwick, CO

  • Josh Hasty, Cleburne, TX

    Josh Hasty, Cleburne, TX

  • Kaitlin Hietala, Ridgeway, CO

    Kaitlin Hietala, Ridgeway, CO

  • Katlin Hornig, Alamosa, CO

    Katlin Hornig, Alamosa, CO

  • Ian Kersch, Vail, CO

    Ian Kersch, Vail, CO

  • Tamara Kramer, Westminster, CO

    Tamara Kramer,
    Westminster, CO

  • Scott Martell, Hudson, CO

    Scott Martell, Hudson, CO

  • Amanda McCarthy, Arvada CO

    Amanda McCarthy, Arvada CO

  • Shelly McDaniel, Brighton, CO

    Shelly McDaniel, Brighton, CO

  • Sarah Morgan
    Lakewood, CO
  • Bailey Palmer, Kremmling CO

    Bailey Palmer, Kremmling CO

  • Caylee Parish, Lakewood, CO

    Caylee Parish, Lakewood, CO

  • Jared Patterson, Burley ID

    Jared Patterson, Burley ID

  • Rachel Pauling, Stoneham, CO

    Rachel Pauling, Stoneham, CO

  • Brette Perry, Socorro, NM

    Brette Perry, Socorro, NM

  • Gina Phillips, Shawnee, CO

    Gina Phillips, Shawnee, CO

  • Bryan Rieder, Erie, CO

    Bryan Rieder, Erie, CO

  • Alyssa Rippe, Oberlins, KS

    Alyssa Rippe, Oberlins, KS

  • Shelayne Sheppard, Beulah, CO

    Shelayne Sheppard, Beulah, CO

  • Janna Smith, Holyoke, CO

    Janna Smith, Holyoke, CO

  • Shelby Steele, Burwell, NE

    Shelby Steele, Burwell, NE

  • Amanda Summers, Colorado Springs, CO

    Amanda Summers, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, CO

    Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, CO

  • Emma Vickland, Longmont, CO

    Emma Vickland, Longmont, CO

  • Morgan Weinrich, Yuma, CO

    Morgan Weinrich, Yuma, CO

 University of Colorado, School of Medicine

  • Gina Alkes, Denver, CO

    Gina Alkes, Denver, CO

  • James Bowie, Aurora, CO

    James Bowie, Aurora, CO

  • Lisa Hamilton, Karval, CO

    Lisa Hamilton, Karval, CO

  • Teresa Johnson, Durango CO

    Teresa Johnson, Durango CO

  • Maria Kallman, Silverton, CO

    Maria Kallman, Silverton, CO

  • Robyn Morrison, Paonia, CO

    Robyn Morrison, Paonia, CO

  • Keli Sherman, Sterling CO

    Keli Sherman, Sterling CO

  • Caitlyn Tivy, Denver, CO

    Caitlyn Tivy, Denver, CO

  • Stephen Wills, Colorado Springs, CO

    Stephen Wills, Colorado Springs, CO

Lamar Community College

  • Cade Alton. Campo, CO

    Cade Alton. Campo, CO

  • Codie Brown, Plainwell, MI

    Codie Brown, Plainwell, MI

  • Clay Davis, Las Animas CO

    Clay Davis, Las Animas CO

  • Morgan Young, Loma CO

    Morgan Young, Loma CO

Laramie County Community College

  • Alison Briggs, Torrington, WY

    Alison Briggs, Torrington, WY

  • Bailey Long, Potter, NE

    Bailey Long, Potter, NE

  • Alison Miller, Wellington, CO

    Alison Miller, Wellington, CO

  • Jess Oldham, Lander, WY

    Jess Oldham, Lander, WY

Northeastern Junior College

  • Tyler Haus, Gunnison, CO

    Tyler Haus, Gunnison, CO

  • Holden Ramey, Anton, CO

    Holden Ramey, Anton, CO

  • Lonny Trehal, Kiowa CO

    Lonny Trehal, Kiowa CO

  • Samantha Trehal, Kiowa CO

    Samantha Trehal, Kiowa CO

University of Northern Colorado

  • Sarah Goss, Brush CO

    Sarah Goss, Brush CO

  • Hallie Lebsock, Ft. Morgan, CO

    Hallie Lebsock, Ft. Morgan, CO

University of Wyoming

  • Daniel Adamson, Laramie, WY

    Daniel Adamson, Laramie, WY

  • Barbara Bender, Lake Forest, CA

    Barbara Bender, Lake Forest, CA

  • Jacob Berg, Burns WY

    Jacob Berg, Burns WY

  • Emilee Brinton, Newman, GA

    Emilee Brinton, Newman, GA

  • Gina Byrd, Douglas, WY

    Gina Byrd, Douglas, WY

  • McKensie Harris, Laramie WY

    McKensie Harris, Laramie WY

  • McKensie Hatch, Kersey CO

    McKensie Hatch, Kersey CO

  • Lucas Horton, Longmont CO

    Lucas Horton, Longmont CO

  • Marley Mardock, Estes Park, CO

    Marley Mardock, Estes Park, CO

  • Katie Richardson, Erie CO

    Katie Richardson, Erie CO

  • Laura Strohecker, Casper WY

    Laura Strohecker, Casper WY

  • Melanie Whitmore, Bear River, WY

    Melanie Whitmore, Bear River, WY

Colorado State University
Shannon Baylie, Keenesburg, CO; Aeriel Belk, Fort Collins, CO; Kamber Carlson, Stoneham, CO; Clay Carlson, Stoneham, CO; McKayla Clayton, Castle Rock, CO; Miranda Culbertson, Las Cruces, NM; Curtis Doubet, Parker, CO; Cole Grett, Olate, CO; Emily Hartman, Sedgwick, CO; Brett Hines; Ian Kersch, Vail, CO; Tamara Kramer, Westminster, CO; Ross Lohr, Gill, CO; Amanda McCarthy, Arvada, CO; Shelby McCracken, Seibert, CO; Sarah Morgan, Lakewood, CO; Jessica Mullin, Nederland, CO; Caylee Parish, Lakewood, CO; Jared Patterson, Burley, ID; Cody Peterson, La Jara, CO; Ryan Rivette, Austin, TX; Daniel Sewald, Kiowa, CO; Shelayne “Laney” Sheppard, Pueblo, CO; Amanda Summers, Colorado Springs, CO; Megan Webb, Burlington, WY; Morgan Weinrich, Yuma, CO

University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Gina Alkes, Denver, CO; Donald “DJ” Dutton, La Junta, CO; Lisa Hamilton, Karval, CO; Andrew Henrichs, Fitchburg, WI; Teresa Johnson, Durango, CO; Maria Kallman, Silverton, CO; Robyn Morrison, Paonia, CO; Stephen Wills, Colorado Springs, CO

University of Northern Colorado
Jessica Lindstrom, Windsor, CO; Rebecca Northrup, Sterling, CO

University of Wyoming
Daniel Adamson, Laramie, WY; Emilee Brinton, Newman, GA; McKenzi Digby, Silma, CO; Stacey Fitzgibbons, Meeker, CO; Tucker Hamilton, Osage, WY; McKensie Harris, Laramie, WY; Samantha Jo Heitsch, Cheyenne, WY; Chantri Knotts, Basalt, CO; Amanda O’Donnell, Spring Creek, NV; Tyrrell Perry, Clearmont, WY; Elizabeth Shaffer, Pinedale, WY; Laura Strohecker, Casper, WY; Clayton Webster, Meeteetse, WY

Adams State University
Kyra Adams, Alamosa, CO

Casper College
Colby Hales, Laramie, WY; Kaitlin Nicholas, Montrose, CO; Maclaine Shults, Meeker, CO; Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, CO

Colorado Northwestern Community College
Alicia Pride, Steamboat Springs, CO; Jodi Wille, Baggs, WY

Lamar Community College
Clint Buringa, Golden, CO; Courtney Cox, Derry, NH; Jane Nolan, Colorado Springs, CO; Morgan Young, Loma, CO

Laramie County Community College
Hailee Armstrong, Arvada, WY; Bailey Long, Potter, NE; Katelin Malm, LaGrange, WY; Alison Miller, Wellington, CO

Colorado State University
Megan Beauprez, Byers, CO; Emily Hartman, Sedgwick, CO; Aeriel Belk, Fort Collins, CO; Jessica Mullin, Nederland, CO; Shannon Baylie, Keenesburg, CO; Ian Kersch, Vail, CO; Ross Lohr, Gill, CO; Karissa Maneotis, Craig, CO; Amanda McCarthy, Arvada, CO; Kelsie McEndaffer, New Raymer, CO; Cody Peterson, Erie, CO; Amanda Summers, Colorado Springs, CO; Amanda Albrecht, Golden, CO; Kortney Bahem, Homedale, ID; Kamber Carlson, Stoneham, CO; Brady Clevenger, Crook, CO; Barbra Davis, Center, CO; Elisa Sagehorn, Holyoke, CO; Megan Semler, Bayfield, CO; Daniel Sewald, Kiowa, CO; Kathryn Keatley, Riverfalls, WI; Erin Wolcott, Mancos, CO; Whitney Darr, Douglas, WY; Wyatt Taylor, Kiowa, CO; Britney Gordon, Fort Valley, GA; Alex Yager, Littleton, CO; Brandon Gates, Woodway, TX; Colin Durham, Rush, CO.

University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Gina Herring Alkes, Denver, CO; Maria Kallman, Silverton, CO; Donald Dutton, LaJunta, CO; Lisa Hamilton, Karval, CO; Andrew Henrichs, Fitchburg, WI; Luis Hernandez, Castleford, ID; Kenya May, Evansville, WY; Stephen Wills, Colorado Springs, CO; Camille Allison, Peyton, CO

University of Northern Colorado
Katie Abel, Montrose, CO; Courtney Olson, Montrose, CO; Lindsay Benson, Sterling, CO; Michal Ford, Lyons, CO

University of Wyoming
Samantha Heitsch, Cheyenne, WY; Emilee Brinton, Newman, GA; McKensie Harris, Laramie, WY; Alecia Cushman, Kaycee, WY; Grant Pulse, Cheyenne, WY; Elizabeth Shaffer, Pinedale, WY; Christina Appel, Hayden, CO; Aubry Gray, Moorcroft, WY; Kelsie Speiser, Casper, WY; Daniel Adamson, Laramie, WY; Amanda O’Donnell, Spring Creek, NV

Adams State University
Kyra Adams, Alamosa, CO

Casper College
Katelyn Fritsche, McCook, NE; Colby Hales; Bailey Skinner; Zach Post, Lakefield, MN.

Colorado Northwestern Community College
Holly Gurr, Craig, CO

Lamar Community College
Jamie Lee Thomas, Philadelphia, MS; Clint Buriga, Golden, CO; Mary Ferrero, Trinidad, CO; Jane Nolan, Colorado Springs, CO

Laramie County Community College
Tycee Mohler, Evanston, WY; Katelin Malm, LaGrange, WY; McKenzie Rakness, Encampment, WY; Tyler Walter, Hudson, CO


Philip F. Anschutz
2015 Citizen of the West


Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
Buck Eye Calf by 2015 Featured Artist, Teresa Elliott

Junior Livestock Auction
Get involved, become a buyer or donor!

Contact Us

  • 303-299-5560
  • 303-292-1708
  • mtopolnicki@nationalwestern.com
  • National Western Stock Show
    Attn: Scholarships
    4655 Humboldt St.
    Denver, CO 80216

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