El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is pleased to announce that Manitou Springs High School senior Garrett Luellen is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriff’s of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for El Paso County. Garrett is planning to study chemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriff’s association, offered a total of 32 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2012-2013 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.
This is the 33rd year for the CSOS scholarship program. Monies for the program are derived, in part, from the CSOS honorary membership fund, which consists of contributions form individual citizens and businesses each year.