Sheriff’s Office announces scholarship for Pueblo County high school seniors

PUEBLO, Colo. — The County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Pueblo County student this spring.

Scholarship announcements have been mailed to all high school offices in Pueblo County and to all Colorado higher education institutions.

>> Click here to view an application.

You can also visit the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office located at 909 Court Street to pick up a copy.

The deadline to submit an application is February 24.

To be eligible to apply, the student must be a legal permanent resident of Pueblo County and must be enrolled in or applying to a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in Colorado as a full or part-time student. 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, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The recipient will be selected based on criteria including leadership, merit, character and involvement and career purpose.

Applications will be reviewed by a local citizen’s committee appointed by Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor.

Sheriff Taylor said this is the 39th year the County Sheriffs of Colorado has made the scholarships available.

CSOC and the state Sheriff’s Association established the scholarship program in 1978.

For more information, contact your local high school or Yvette Robinson at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office at 719-583-6407.

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