Each year West Greeley Conservation District awards scholarships to deserving students who will be tomorrow’s conservation leaders in areas of Natural Resources and Agriculture.


The West Greeley Conservation District will award a $5,000 Scholarship to recognize and support local students…

  • *Whose home address is within our WGCD boundaries
  • *Opt in WGCD forms are available upon request
  • Who have been accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher learning

with the intention to study **Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Agriculture, Animal Science, Agribusiness, Water, Forestry, and related conservation fields.

  • Who have earned at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and
  • Who have not received a full scholarship from another source

Please click the link to download the application form with full details.

WGCD SCHOLARSHIP application form 2020-21

Deadline for submission of scholarship application packets must be received by 4 p.m., on Friday, March 20, 2020

If you have questions about the application process or your eligibility, please contact kristi.helzer@wgcd.org.

How do I know if I am a tax payer within WGCD’s boundaries?

To check if you are in West Greeley Conservation District click here: https://www.co.weld.co.us/apps1/propertyportal/

Enter your name/property information. After selecting your property click “Taxing Districts” there you should find West Greeley Conservation District listed if you are in the District, if not then you may want to consider “Petitioning into the District”

How to petition in:

Complete this form: Petition for addition of lands, original

Mail or drop off completed petition form at West Greeley Conservation District 4302 West 9th Street Road Greeley, CO 80634

If you have any questions please contact our office at 970-356-8097 X 3


The West Greeley Conservation District (WGCD) selected 12 outstanding students from their district’s service area to benefit from their annual scholarship program assisting students seeking higher education during the 2020-21 academic school year. Three recipients graduated from high school in May and nine are renewal and continuing education awards going to students who will be starting their sophomore, junior or senior years of study. Each of these 12 deserving students will receive two $2,500 checks sent to their chosen college or university – one for Fall semester and the second payment for Spring of 2021 totaling a $5,000 award. All are attending a Colorado institution of higher learning, pursuing training for careers in: Natural Resources, Environmental Sustainability, Agriculture, Animal Science, Stewardship, Agribusiness, Soil Crop Science, Environmental Engineering, Biology, and other related conservation fields. They earned a 3.0 GPA or better and have been very involved in their schools and community. Below are the scholarship recipients, their school and identified degree program.

Incoming Freshman Scholarships awards: Jorge Aldana Flores, graduate of Early College Academy / attending UNC studying Biology Nicolas Inda, graduate of Eaton H.S. / attending Western Colorado University studying Environmental Sustainability Maya Potter, graduate of University H.S. / attending CSU studying Environmental Engineering

Continuing Education/Renewal Scholarships awards: Ashley Adamson, a Sophomore at NJC studying Animal Science & Agriculture Education Jamie Bulzomi, a Sophomore at Adams State University studying Outdoor Education/Stewardship/ Environmental Education Lauren Frink, a Sophomore at CSU studying Animal Science Jack Sevier, a Sophomore at CSU studying Restoration Ecology Lauren Wagner, a Sophomore at NJC studying Animal Science/Animal Nutrition Micaela Fenton, a Junior at CSU studying Soil Crop Sciences Mattea Klein, a Junior at Adams State University studying Agriculture Science/Biology/Agribusiness Grant Rivera-Valencia, a Junior at CSU studying Natural Resource ECO Tourism/Fishery Biology/ Business Administration Katherine Potter, a Senior at Fort Lewis College who will be graduating in 2021 with degrees in Environmental Studies/ Political Science

West Greeley Conservation District serves both rural and urban landowners/taxpayers. Their Board and staff are committed to caring for the land and teaching citizens to treat it with respect to encourage healthy soil, which in turn grows healthy plants, shrubs, trees, crops, livestock and provides wildlife
4302 W. 9th St. Rd. Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 356-8097 Ext 3 www.wgcd.org
habitats. Educating our youth to be good stewards of the land and our natural resources is important to a healthy community.

The scholarship recipients, whose schedules will allow, will attend the WGCD Annual Meeting for stakeholders on Thursday, November 12 at Island Grove. You can learn more about the programs and services provided by West Greely Conservation District at wgcd.org, where you can also sign-up for their quarterly newsletter to stay aware of local conservation and ag-related activities.

Scholarship forms for next year are now available on the Web site: wgcd.org. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Helzer, Community Outreach & Education Coordinator at kristi.helzer@wgcd.org or 970.534-2320.