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Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario presents the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Garfield County to Desiree Smith of Grand Valley High School.
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Colorado Sheriff’s Association Awards Multiple Scholarships

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is pleased to announce that Desiree Smith of Grand Valley High School is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Garfield County.

CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriffs’ association, 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 2013-2014 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 35th 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.


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