Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee announced that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state sheriffs association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Delta County student this spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978. CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that this scholarship helps provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.
Scholarship announcements have been mailed to all high school offices in Delta County. Applications are available online at www.csoc.org, or at the Delta County Sheriff's Office, 555 Palmer Street in Delta.
Sheriff McKee explained that this is the 39th year that County Sheriffs of Colorado has made such scholarships available. A scholarship will be awarded in more than 30 Colorado counties this year. Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens committee appointed by Sheriff McKee, and a selection will be made on the basis of criteria established by CSOC. Criteria includes leadership, merit, character, involvement and career purpose.
Any legal permanent resident of Delta County enrolled in, or applying to, a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in the state of Colorado as a full- or part-time student is eligible to apply. There are no restrictions as to the course of study or training which may be pursued.
For more information, contact your local high school, college, the Delta County Sheriff's Office or County Sheriffs of Colorado.