FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 27, 2021
COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
GRAND COUNTY, CO- Sheriff Brett Schroetlin announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Grand 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.
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.coloradosheriffs.org/scholarships, or at the Grand County Sheriff’s office, which is located at 670 Spring St., Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451.
The County Sheriffs of Colorado has made such scholarships available since 1978. A scholarship will be awarded in more than thirty Colorado counties this year. Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens committee appointed by Sheriff Schroetlin, 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 Grand 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.
Completed applications can be dropped off at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, mailed to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: CSOC Scholarship, P.O. Box 48, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451 or scanned and emailed to EOpsahl@co.grand.co.us.
Pictured is Grand County Sheriff’s Office 2019 Scholarship winner, Gina Manguso, who is currently in her last semester at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO. She is excited to transfer to the University of Northern Colorado in Fall 2021!
For more information, contact your local high school, college, the Grand County Sheriff’s office or County Sheriffs of Colorado.