Sheriff McKee has 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.
Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs' confidence in and respect for education and training. CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that our membership is helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.
In addition to the $500 scholarships, one recipient will be selected from among the county winners to receive an additional $1,000 Eugene and Becky Battles Scholarship. Eugene D. Battles, who was from Denver, made a decision in 1994 to support the office of sheriff and County Sheriffs of Colorado by donating his estate for the benefit of future endeavors decided upon by the CSOC/Battles Trust board. Eugene Battles was a charter member of CSOC and a 27-year member of the National Sheriffs Association.
Scholarship announcements have been mailed to all high school offices in the eligible counties and to all Colorado higher education institutions. Applications are available online at www.csoc.org, or at the Delta County Sheriff's Office, located at 555 Palmer Street in Delta.
Sheriff McKee explained that this is the 33rd 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. This criterion 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, and no restrictions are placed upon applications by reason of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
For more information, contact your local high school, college, the Delta County Sheriff's Office or County Sheriffs of Colorado.blog comments powered by Disqus