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Scholarship to be offered by County Sheriffs of Colorado PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Phillips County Sheriff Rob Urbach announced Monday, Jan. 17 that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Phillips County student this spring.

CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978. Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for education and training.

CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that the membership is helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.

In addition to the $500 scholarship, one recipient will be selected from among the county winners to receive an additional $1,000 Eugene and Becky Battles Scholarship.

Eugene D. Battles, who was from Denver, made a decision in 1994 to support the Office of Sheriff and County Sheriffs of Colorado by donating his estate for the benefit of future endeavors decided upon by the CSOC/Battles Trust Board. Battles was a charter member of CSOC and a 27-year member of the National Sheriffs Association.

Scholarship announcements have been mailed to all high school offices in the eligible counties and to all Colorado higher education institutions. Applications are available online at or at the Phillips County Sheriff’s office.

Urbach explained this is the 32nd year that County Sheriffs of Colorado has made such scholarships available. A scholarship will be awarded in more than 30 Colorado counties this year.

Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens committee appointed by Urbach, and a selection will be made on the basis of criteria established by CSOC.

The criteria includes leadership, merit, character, involvement and career purpose.

Any legal, permanent resident of Phillips County enrolled in, or applying to, a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in Colorado as a full- or part-time student is eligible to apply.

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.

For more information, contact Holyoke High School, a college, Phillips County Sheriff’s office or County Sheriffs of Colorado.