January 25th, 2012
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce our commitment to the education of the youth of Douglas County; Sheriff David A. Weaver has established a scholarship fund and will award 10 ($750) scholarships. The Sheriff’s Office considers this an investment in the future and believes we are helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarships are funded through money raised at the 2010 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Shoot-Out at Sanctuary Golf Tournament fundraiser and a portion of moneys raised in the 2011 Charity Shoot-Out, put on by members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (this event added $250 to each scholarship for 2012).
The scholarship program is broken down into three separate categories:
- Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship: Eight scholarships, each worth $750, will be awarded to graduating seniors from any Douglas County public high school, accredited private high school, or a qualifying home school.
- Race-A-Cop Scholarship: One scholarship, each worth $750, will be awarded to a graduating senior from any Douglas County public high school, accredited private high school, or a qualifying home school. This particular scholarship is only applicable to those students who are going to attend a vocational college/program.
- Deputy Ron King Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship, each worth $750, will be awarded to a graduating senior from any Douglas County public high school, accredited private high school, or a qualifying home school.
Any permanent resident of Douglas county, Colorado, who is graduating from any Douglas County high school, accredited private high school, or qualifying home school in the Spring of 2012 and is applying or accepted to a vocational training program or institution of higher learning as a full-time or part-time student for fall of 2012.
Applicants considered for these scholarships should have participated in events/ programs projects that demonstrate what was detailed in the above program philosophies. This could be through speaking events, mentoring projects, volunteering in the community, etc…
Applicants must be eligible for admission to the school(s) or institution(s) of learning indicated in the application. The award may be paid for attendance at accredited schools or institutions. There shall be no restrictions as to the course of study or training pursued. The only exception is for the Race-A-Cop scholarship as it only applies to those attending a vocational college/program. No restrictions shall be placed upon applications by reason of race, creed, color, age, sex or national origin. Recipients must successfully attend and complete the coursework during the year of the awarded scholarship.
Applications may be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office website www.dcsheriff.net.