About the scholarship

This scholarship is designed to support exceptional students within the Poudre School District who aspire to pursue degrees in finance, economics, business, or real estate. It embodies Linda Norton’s legacy of community service, advocacy, and significant contributions to the field while providing opportunities for the next generation of students in these related disciplines.

Scholarship amount: $3,000
Number of awards: 1

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.


  • Be a senior within the Poudre School District boundaries
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Plan to continue in post-secondary education or training in Colorado
  • Intend to pursue a degree in business, finance, or economics
  • Financial need is a factor

About Linda Norton

The Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship was established in memory of Linda Norton, a dedicated Fort Collins Board of Realtors member who left a lasting mark on the community and the real estate industry. As a realtor, Linda was known for her pioneering work in developing innovative programs focused on affordable housing, and she was a staunch advocate for her community, known for her kindness.

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.

Emma Cailene
2021 Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship Recipient
I am so honored and thrilled to be chosen for this scholarship! Thank you so much. Your contribution will make my college education more affordable, and for that I am so grateful. I am incredibly excited to embark on my journey at Colorado State University next year, and will seek many different learning experiences including joining student organizations, landing an on-campus job, and giving 100% effort to my classes. I’ve been accepted to the Honors Program at CSU, which means I will be taking smaller classes that require high engagement and encourage critical thinking. I am so excited to meet other highly motivated peers, and build relationships with the students and staff involved with the Honors Program. I am confident that this special experience, as well as all the opportunities offered by the large CSU campus, will prepare me so well to be a successful career woman and contributing member of society. Thank you so much again for your generosity!