General Tuition Scholarship Fund

ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant may be a regular member of the ACSPP
  • Applicant may be the spouse of a regular member of the ACSPP
  • Applicant may be the legal dependent child of a regular member of the ACSPP
    • A legal dependent child is defined as one between the ages of 17-23
  • A regular member must be in good standing with the ACSPP in order for member, spouse or legal dependent child to be eligible
    • An ACSPP member in good standing is one whose dues are not in arrears
    • An ACSPP member must have been a member for at least 12 months at the time of scholarship application submission

 

  • Legal dependent children must be a full-time student (12 credit hours per semester)
  • Legal dependent children must obtain a Bachelor’s degree within six (6) years of their first enrollment in a college
    • Legal dependent children will have three (3) years after their first enrollment to obtain an Associate’s degree or complete trade school
  • There are no limitations on area of study/major

 

  • Members and their spouses may either be full-time or part-time students
  • Members and their spouses attending school full-time must obtain a Bachelor’s degree within six (6) years of their first enrollment in a college
    • Members and their spouses must obtain an Associate’s degree within three (3) years of their first enrollment in a college or trade school
  • Members and their spouses attending school part-time must obtain their degree within eight (8) years of their first enrollment in a college or trade school
  • Part-time students must take at least six (6) credit hours per semester
  • There are no limitations on area of study/major

 

  • All scholarships shall be awarded in one-year increments
    • Eligibility for any subsequent scholarships must be determined each year through reapplication and review by the Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Applicants who apply and are re-awarded for continued scholarship assistance shall be awarded:
    • For no longer than six (6) years for full-time studies
    • For no longer than eight (8) years for part-time studies

 

  • All scholarship awards shall be sent directly to the educational institution of the recipient’s choice to be applied against the cost of tuition only
  • Funding for this scholarship shall not exceed the current rate for in-state tuition for students in Colorado attending colleges, universities or trade schools

 

APPLICANT RESPONSIBILITIES:

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANT RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE BEEN UPDATED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.  IT IS THE APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO READ THROUGH THE BELOW INFORMATION AND ADHERE TO ALL REQUIREMENTS.

Scholarship applications must be submitted via Google Forms no later than 3:00pm MST on Friday, March 29, 2019.

  • Applicants must have a Gmail account to apply for a CSPFF scholarship
    • If applicant does not currently have a Gmail account, they must create one in order to apply
  • Late, incomplete or partial applications will not be accepted
  • Each component of the application must be type-written
    • Handwritten applications will not be accepted
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their application was received by the CSPFF

 

The following items are required:

  • Completion of the CSPFF scholarship application via Google Forms
  • Proof of completion of eight (8) community service hours
    • Community service hours shall be completed with a non-profit organization of the applicant’s choosing that the applicant has not volunteered for in the past
    • Community service hours shall be completed for CSPFF scholarship purposes
      • Hours completed for another organization will not be accepted
    • Community service hours shall be completed between 12/15/2018 – 3/29/2019
    • Proof of completion shall be on non-profit organization’s letterhead and contain an original signature from authorized personnel
    • If applicant needs assistance finding a non-profit organization, we recommend visiting the Colorado Nonprofit Association website
  • Digital copy of personal essay (Microsoft Word file)
    • PDF copies of essay will not be accepted
    • Essays shall be written detailing the applicants’ community service experience
      • Essays shall describe how the applicant’s community service relates to one of the Colorado State Patrol’s Core Values:
        • Character, Integrity, Judgement, Loyalty, Courtesy, Honor, Knowledge
      • Essays shall include a brief description of the non-profit organization the applicant volunteered with
      • Essays shall include how the applicant’s community benefited from their service
      • Essays shall include what the applicant learned from their community service and how it impacted them personally
    • Essays shall be a minimum of one thousand (1,000) words
  • If graduating high school at time of application, applicant shall submit a copy of their acceptance letter to their respective college
  • Copy of the applicant’s official academic transcript
    • Applicants must currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Official academic transcripts may be mailed from the applicant’s school to CSPFF:

Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator

55 Wadsworth Boulevard

Lakewood, Colorado 80226

  • Official academic transcripts may be emailed from the applicant’s school to CSPFF
    • The emailed academic transcript should be sent to Katie@cspff.net
    • The emailed academic transcript must be sent by the school, not the applicant
  • Although official academic transcripts will be mailed/emailed from the applicant’s school and submitted separately from the applicant’s application in Google Forms, the CSPFF must receive transcripts by the application deadline

 

SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION PROCESS

  • Applications are judged solely on the content of the application and supporting documents that are submitted by the applicant
  • Applications are judged and ranked by a Scholarship Committee, consisting of individuals selected by the Board of Trustees who are unrelated to the CSPFF and the Colorado State Patrol
  • The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications as presented and ranks applications based on the caliber and content of the material
    • Includes judging the quality and content of the personal essay
    • Degree of academic achievement and community involvement
  • General Tuition Scholarship award amounts vary, but typically range from $1,000-$10,000
  • The highest ranked applicant will be awarded up to $10,000 in memory of Trooper Jaime Jursevics
  • Winners will be announced in May 2019