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Phone:
720-344-2762
9008 USHwy 85 N. Unit C
Littleton, CO 80125

CSOC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

***ONLY IN-STATE SCHOOLS ARE ELIGIBLE***

Program Philosophy Statement
To carry out our commitment to the Honorary Members of the association, County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) established a 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 as a whole.

County Sheriffs of Colorado, through its honorary membership program, awards approximately thirty $500 scholarships every academic school year.

Eligibility
This year, each Sheriff’s Office on the even-numbered year list will accept scholarship applications through February 26, 2016, for awards applicable to the 2015/16 academic year.  If you are a permanent resident of a county on the even numbered school year list, please apply by the February 26, 2016, deadline.

ALTERNATING COUNTY SCHEDULE

Odd-numbered school years
(2017/18, 2019/20…)
Even-numbered school years
(2016/17, 2018/19…)

Alamosa
Archuleta
Bent
Boulder
Broomfield
Cheyenne
Clear Creek
Conejos
Costilla
Crowley
Custer
Dolores
Douglas
Elbert
Gilpin
Grand

Hinsdale
Jackson
efferson
La Plata
Las Animas
Lincoln
Logan
Mineral
Montezuma
Otero
Ouray
Phillips
*Pueblo
Saguache
**San Miguel
Sedgwick
Washington

Adams
Arapahoe
Baca
Chaffee
Delta
Denver
Eagle
El Paso
Fremont
Garfield
Gunnison
Huerfano
Kiowa
Kit Carson
Lake
Larimer

Mesa
Moffat
Montrose
Morgan
Park
**Pitkin
Prowers
*Pueblo
Rio Blanco
Rio Grande
Routt
San Juan
Summit
Teller
Weld
Yuma

*Pueblo County does a scholarship each year.
**Pitkin and San Miguel Counties do not participate.


 

Any permanent legal resident of a Colorado county from the even-numbered list above who plans to enroll in a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in the state of Colorado as a full- or part-time student for the 2016-17 school year is eligible.  Applicants do not need to be honorary members of CSOC but must reside in a county that participates in the program.

Those who have received scholarships in previous years may apply again and be considered for an additional award.

Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and eligible for admission or readmission to the school(s) or institution(s) of learning indicated in the application.  The award will only be paid for attendance at certified schools or institutions of learning within the State of Colorado.

There shall be no restrictions as to the course of study or training pursued.  No restrictions shall be placed by reason of race, creed, color, age, sex or national origin.

We will only consider applicants that apply using the CSOC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  Applicants submitting other forms will be disqualified.

Terms
Applicants must maintain good standing in their chosen program

 

CSOC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Obtaining an Application

Applications may be obtained here, or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office in the county of an applicant's permanent residence.

Application Filing Deadline

All applications must be submitted to the Sheriff’s Office in the applicant’s county of permanent residence no later than February 26, 2016.   

Selection

Applications received by your local Sheriff’s Office will be reviewed by a citizens committee selected by your local sheriff. Each county committee will select one scholarship recipient and two runners up.

Announcement of Awards

The final selection process is to be completed in time to allow the award announcement by April 15, 2016. Awards will be presented to recipients by the sheriff in the county of the student's permanent residence as soon thereafter as possible.

Additional Questions

All questions or inquiries regarding the CSOC scholarship program should be directed to the scholarship coordinator, Sharon Villanueva, at the CSOC office at (720) 344-4618, svillanueva@csoc.org.