Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is pleased to announce Valeria Garcia-Salcedo as this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Jefferson County. Ms. Garcia-Salcedo will be recognized by the sheriff at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony on June 1, 2017.
This year, CSOC, the state’s sheriffs association, offered 31 awards in the amount of $500 each to deserving Colorado high school and college students to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is matching the scholarship with an additional $500 award for Ms. Garcia-Salcedo.
Citizen committees were formed to select each county’s recipient. Committees made their selection based on criteria established by CSOC, including leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose, and need. Applicants are required to be full-time, legal Colorado residents who plan to attend a Colorado university, college, or trade school this fall.
The CSOC scholarship program is in its 38th year. Monies for the program are derived, in part, from the CSOC honorary membership fund, which consists of contributions from individuals and businesses throughout the year.