About the scholarship

The Charmayne Gooch Arts Scholarship is available to Larimer County students who have the potential to succeed but may not have attained sufficient academic achievement to place them in a position to receive other scholarships.

Scholarship amount: $5,ooo
Number of awards: 3

Scholarship awards are one-time awards. The amounts awarded to a selected recipient may be used for tuition and fees. All scholarships will be paid directly to the recipient’s school and must be used for the upcoming academic year. Award disbursement is contingent upon the outside scholarship policies of a recipient’s college or university.


  • Larimer County students who are less able than others to pursue a standard course of study for scholarships or training; this includes students who may have a disability or a special need OR
  • Larimer County students who would benefit from art, writing, music, or visual arts training.

About Charmayne Gooch

The Charmayne Gooch Arts Scholarship stands as a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Charmayne Gooch. This award supports students who demonstrate potential and promise, even if they haven’t achieved the academic qualifications required for other scholarship opportunities.

Charmayne Gooch, a dedicated lover of the arts, obtained her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado in 1950. Throughout her lifetime, she explored a variety of career paths, including teaching, serving as a principal, and working as a property manager. Charmayne found solace and inspiration in her love for painting, leisurely walks in parks, fishing, golfing, and immersing herself in the great outdoors. A compassionate and kind-hearted nature characterizes her legacy.

In a final act of generosity, Charmayne established this scholarship in her trust, aiming to offer local students a chance to pursue their artistic aspirations and access educational opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach.

The 2024-2025 scholarship application cycle is now closed. 

Contact Us

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to review scholarship applications, contact scholarships@nocofoundation.org.

Torie Wolf
Torie Wolf
2021 Charmayne Gooch Arts Scholarship Recipient
Thank you so much for creating a scholarship that is for kids like me. I feel like a lot of people in society forget about the more creative and less normal individuals. We are normally not the ones getting written about in the paper and often scholarships committees might not see us worth their time. That being said, thank you for creating one that is specific for kids like me and really encourages us to succeed. It’s because of people like you that I personally feel confident and supported in my abilities. You have no idea how much this scholarship will help me in my next academic year and I’m so excited to be able to be one of your recipients and again cannot thank you enough!