Champion Leadership & Responsibility Scholarship


  • Intercollegiate athletes that are a junior or senior
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by the first day of classes in the academic year in which they receive the scholarship
  • Recipient must be enrolled at Western and in good academic standing 
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • A member of WCU intercollegiate athletics teams
  • Must be eligible to compete under NCAA and RMAC rules and regulations
  • Must clear a back-ground check conducted by the Office of Student Affairs


This scholarship is provided by Miller Brewing Company/Colorado Beverage Distributing Inc.

Award depends on fund availability.

Selected By: Intercollegiate Athletics Director or Assistant Intercollegiate Athletics Director for Internal Operations and Compliance, Assistant Intercollegiate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Sports Information Director, Faculty Intercollegiate Athletics Representative, one professional member of Student Affairs/Campus Life, two members of the Student Intercollegiate Athlete Advisory Committee (one male and one female).

Scholarship Criteria:

  • 10 percent Intercollegiate Athletics Achievement 
  • 15 percent Academic Achievement 
  • 75 percent of the criteria is based on the following: 
    • Demonstrated leadership and responsibility - this includes responsibility in all aspects of one's life, especially in the area of responsible decision making regarding alcohol. 
    • Demonstrated leadership and involvement in campus and off-campus activities including, but not limited to Student Government Association, Student Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council, Academic Leadership Program, on and off-campus community service engagement. 
    • Community service activities involving responsibilities regarding alcohol and alcohol awareness programs carry additional weight.
  • Continued Expectations: Throughout the year that an applicant receives and represents this scholarship, they are expected to continue to live to the ideals of the scholarship program. They are highly encouraged to engage in at least one service project that has focus on alcohol awareness and responsible behavior.


Contact the Intercollegiate Athletics Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2079 - Paul Wright Gym 210. Hand deliver application packet which includes a letter of application, resume, support materials/portfolio demonstrating leadership and involvement activities, and three letters of reference to:

Champion Leader and Responsibility
Scholarship Program Selection Committee
Attn. Loretta
Intercollegiate Athletics Department
210 Paul Wright Gymnasium
Western Colorado University
Gunnison, Colorado 81231

Academic Program(s): 
Elementary Education