The County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Morgan County student this spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978 and 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 CSOC, www.csoc.org, the Morgan County Sheriff’s office website, www.morgansheriff.net, or at the sheriff’s office located at 801 E. Beaver Avenue, Fort Morgan.
This is the 35th year that County Sheriffs of Colorado has made such scholarships available and scholarships will be awarded in more than thirty Colorado counties this year. Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens committee appointed by Sheriff Crone 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 Morgan 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 scholarship applications must be received at the sheriff’s office no later than 5:00pm, Friday, February 28th.
For more information, contact your local high school, Morgan Community College, the sheriff’s office or County Sheriffs of Colorado.
Program description and scholarship application links below: