National Western Scholarship Trust
Providing scholarships to students studying Ag since 1983
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 110 scholarships annually, ranging from $2500 to $15,000 per student.
Every year proceeds from four major events are contributed to the Scholarship Trust. These events are the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, the Citizen of the West dinner, the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions and the annual Boots ‘n Business luncheon. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over 1800 scholarships and grown to over $10 million dollars.
awarded in scholarships
14 different states
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Events Supporting the Scholarship Trust
Auction of Junior Livestock Champions
Boots 'n Business Luncheon
Citizen of the West
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 Philip F. Anschutz, Fred Hamilton, Pete Coors, and Sue Anschutz-Rodgers.
The award dinner takes place on the first Monday of Stock Show and is considered one of the most prestigious events in Denver.
Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
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.