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 ten ($500) and one ($750) scholarships. The Sheriff’s Office considers this an investment in the future and believes that their members are helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society as a whole. The scholarships are funded through money raised at the 2010 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Shoot-Out at Sanctuary Golf Tournament fundraiser.
The scholarship program is broken down into four separate categories:
- 1. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship: Eight scholarships, each worth $500, will be awarded to graduating seniors from any Douglas County public high school, accredited private high school, or a qualifying home school.
- 2. Race-A-Cop Scholarship: One scholarship, worth $500, 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.
- 3. Deputy Ron King Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship, worth $500, will be awarded to a graduating senior from any Douglas County public high school, accredited private high school, or a qualifying home school.
- 4. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Berger Scholarship: One scholarship, worth $750, will be awarded to graduating seniors from any Douglas County public high school, accredited private high school, or a qualifying home school.
In addition to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office scholarships, In 2012, The National Association of Counties recognized Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver with the association’s prestigious 2012 County Courthouse Award for Innovative Governance. Sheriff Weaver was recognized for his dedication to improving the lives of Douglas County residents, including his crucial role in the development and implementation of both the Y.E.S.S. and Text-A-Tip programs. Established in 2001, County Courthouse Awards recognize elected county officials who demonstrate innovative and effective leadership to improve the quality of life of their residents. Each winner received $5,000 in college scholarship funds to present to local students. Sheriff Weaver is extremely honored to receive such a prestigious award and credits his staff for all their hard work and dedication. Sheriff Weaver is proud to be able to distribute four scholarships for $1250 each, through the Y.E.S.S. foundation.
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 2013 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 2013.
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.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE March 29, 2013.
Please note this year there are two separate scholarship programs, one from Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the other from the Y.E.S.S. Foundation.