ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson is pleased to announce that Melissa Bower is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Alamosa County.
CSOC offered a total of 31 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year.
A citizens’ committee selected the winner for each county. Committees made their selections based upon criteria established by CSOC, including leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose and need. Applicants were required to be full-time, legal Colorado residents who planned to attend a Colorado university, college, or trade school. Bower will attend Colorado Mesa University to study nursing.
This is the 38th year for the CSOC scholarship program. Monies for the program are derived, in part, from the CSOC honorary membership fund, which consists of contributions from individual citizens and businesses each year.
Caption: Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson awards Melissa Bower a $500 scholarship. Bower will attend Colorado Mesa University to study nursing. Courier photo by Jefferson Geiger