County Sheriffs of Colorado will award a $500 scholarship to a Weld County student next spring, Weld Sheriff Steve Reams announced on Wednesday.
County Sheriffs of Colorado mailed scholarship announcements to all Colorado higher education institutions and high school offices in eligible counties. To apply, go to www.csoc.org or pick up an application at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 1950 O St., in Greeley.
County Sheriffs of Colorado will award scholarships based on standards including leadership, merit, character, involvement and career purpose.
Eligible students must be legal permanent residents of Weld County enrolled in, or applying to, a vocational training program or higher learning institution in the state as a full- or part-time student.
There are no restrictions as to the course of study or training people plan to pursue, according to a Weld County Sheriff’s Office news release. The application process cannot restrict anyone based on race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
In 1978, County Sheriffs of Colorado, the state sheriffs association, established the scholarship program. The “investment in the future” has continued since as an expression of the sheriffs’ respect for and confidence in education and training, according to the release.
The association believes its membership helps provide “deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.”
Thanks to County Sheriffs of Colorado, scholarships will reach students in more than thirty Colorado counties this year, the release said.
For more information, contact your local high school or college, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office or County Sheriffs of Colorado. People can also visit the scholarship website by going to, www.coloradosheriffs.org/scholarships.