Montezuma County Sheriff Steven D. Nowlin has announced that Aryelle Wright is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado’s scholarship for Montezuma County.
The state association offered 30 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2019-2020 academic year.
A citizens committee selected the winner for each county. Committees made their selections based on 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 39th 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.