April 28, 2017
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Erie High School student is recipient of County Sheriffs of Colorado scholarship
Boulder County, Colo. - Sheriff Joe Pelle is pleased to announce that Jesi Buckley is the Boulder County recipient of the 2017/2018 County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship for Boulder County. Jesi is an Erie High School student who wishes to pursue a nursing career. She is concurrently enrolled at Front Range Community College completing prerequisite courses with hopes of entering a nursing program.
CSOC awarded 31 students $500 scholarships this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher education and training expenses for the 2017/2018 academic year. A committee evaluated applications and made their selections based upon criteria established by CSOC to include leadership, merit, character, involvement, and career purpose. The scholarship was open to residents of Boulder County who planned to, or were attending, a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in the state of Colorado.
CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978, and the effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for education and training. Monies for the scholarship program are derived, in part, from the CSOC honorary membership fund which consists of contributions from individual citizens and businesses each year.