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 100 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 2500 scholarships and grown to over $9 million dollars.

APRIL 2017 – The National Western Scholarship Trust is excited to announce a $100,000 annual increase to its scholarship gifts, expanding the annual giving to $500,000 with more than 100 recipients throughout Colorado and Wyoming!

Supporting Events

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


Scholarship Recipients

Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
“The Super Moon on the Colorado” by Dan Young, 2018 Featured Artist

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

Contact Us

  • 303-299-5560

  • 303-292-1708

  • National Western Stock Show
    Attn: Scholarships
    4655 Humboldt St.
    Denver, CO 80216