About the scholarship

The Stephen J. Roy scholarship is available to high school seniors who reside in Larimer County and are interested in law, government, debate, or similar law-related educational activities.

Scholarship amount: $2,000
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 high school senior
  • Demonstrate need
  • Have an interest in the study of law, government systems, debate, or other similar law-related educational activities
  • Reside in Larimer County

About Stephen J. Roy

Stephen J. RoyStephen J. Roy, a consummate legal professional, left an enduring legacy as City Attorney for the City of Fort Collins. He held the distinguished position of Colorado’s foremost municipal attorney until his passing in 2014. Mr. Roy’s illustrious career included serving as the past president of the Larimer County Bar Association, the Metro City Attorney’s Association, and Chair of the Attorney’s Section of the Colorado Municipal League. In 2012 he was honored with the Larimer County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award. Mr. Roy was known for his exceptionally sharp legal acumen, profound humility, and delightful humor. His unwavering ethics and integrity serve as an exemplary model for all aspiring to the legal profession.

The Larimer County Bar Association established the scholarship to pay tribute to Mr. Roy’s remarkable contributions. The fund aims to offer financial assistance to students with needs who reside in or maintain substantial ties to Larimer County. Moreover, it aims to support students interested in the study of law, our system of government, debate, or other law-related educational activities. This scholarship is a testament to Mr. Roy’s enduring influence and commitment to fostering the legal profession’s future.

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.

Autumn Zhou
Autumn Zhou
2021 Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Thank you so much to the Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund for this honor and opportunity. I will be studying government at Georgetown University in Washington DC this fall. I chose this field of study in the hopes of making a positive impact on others through political/governmental means. This scholarship aids me in my dream of education in the pursuit of service. I look forward to learning on a campus that encourages me to grow, and I look forward to applying my new skills and knowledge towards the enrichment of my community. I am forever grateful to this scholarship fund for making these goals a possibility for me.