Fred McKee, Delta County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Jordan Tamayo is this year's recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Delta County.
Tamayo is a student at Hotchkiss High School.
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 2018-2019 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 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.