Scholarship Program

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

Our scholarship program was established in 1978 as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for education and their communities. CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that our members are helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make positive contributions to society.

The 2020 scholarships have been awarded. Congratulations to all the winners and good luck with your studies!

Schedule:
For the year 2021, each Sheriff’s Office listed on the odd-numbered year list below will accept scholarship applications through February 24, 2021 for awards applicable to the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 academic year.  If you are a permanent resident of a county on the odd-numbered school year list, please apply by the February 24, 2021, deadline.

PARTICIPATING COUNTY SCHEDULE

Odd-numbered school years
(Fall 2021/Spring 2022, 2023/2024)
  Even-numbered school years
(Fall 2022/Spring 2023, 2023/2024)
Alamosa
Archuleta
Bent
Boulder
Cheyenne
Clear Creek
Conejos
Costilla
Crowley
Custer
Dolores
Douglas
Elbert
Gilpin
Grand
Hinsdale
Jackson
Jefferson
La Plata
Las Animas
Lincoln
Logan
Mineral
Montezuma
Otero
Ouray
Phillips
*Pueblo
Saguache
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
Prowers
Pueblo *
Rio Blanco
Rio Grande
Routt
San Juan
Summit
Teller
Weld
Yuma

 

*Pueblo County provides a scholarship every year.
Note: Broomfield, Pitkin and San Miguel counties do not participate in the scholarship program.

Eligibility:

  • Any permanent legal resident of Colorado planning 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 2021-22 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.
  • Applicant must be attending a certified school or institution of higher learning within the state of Colorado.  
  • 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.  
  • Students who have received scholarships in previous years may apply again and be considered for an additional award.

Official application forms may be obtained here, or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office in the county of an applicant’s permanent residence. Please use the CSOC Scholarship Application form; submissions on other forms will not be considered.

All applications must be submitted to the Sheriff’s Office in the applicant’s county of permanent residence no later than February 24, 2021 in order to be considered.

 Selection:
Applications received by your local Sheriff’s Office will be reviewed by a citizens committee selected by the local sheriff. Each county committee will select one scholarship recipient and two runners up.
 Announcement of Awards: 
Award announcements will be made by May 5, 2021 and presented to the winners by the sheriff as soon possible after the announcement. 

 

Additional Questions?

All questions or inquiries regarding the CSOC Scholarship Program should be directed to the scholarship coordinator, Anthony Antuna,