Chief Richard W. Myers Scholarship Fund

OVERVIEW

Police Foundation of Colorado Springs established the Chief Richard W. Myers Scholarship Fund in 2011 in recognition of Richard W. Myers, retired Colorado Springs Police Department Chief, and his support of active and retired department staff, their dependents, and his belief in the benefits of higher education.  

Applicants need to read the guidelines and procedures, provide the necessary information on the application and ensure you submit all required documentation.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.

The actual number of grants awarded from year to year will be determined, in part, on the availability of scholarship funds and the decision of the Scholarship Committee.  Selection of all awards will be based on factors deemed relevant by the Scholarship Committee, including but not limited to, prior academic performance, letters of recommendation and character reference, community involvement, and financial need. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee whose decision will be final.

If awarded a scholarship, the recipient must maintain full-time status of 12 credits per semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA or a passing grade in a pass/fail grading system.  If he/she fails to comply with these requirements, repayment of the scholarship may be required.  Recipients will be required to submit their semester transcript to Police Foundation of Colorado Springs within thirty (30) days from the end of the semester.
 
Submission of your application implies consent to the use of your name and scholarship award for our website and/or articles written about our scholarship program.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Police Foundation of Colorado Springs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, religious convictions, disability or sexual orientation.

2014 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

An applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a dependent child of an active, full-time CSPD employee; or  

  • Be a dependent child of a retired CSPD employee; or

  • Be a dependent child of an officer who was killed in the line of duty.

(Police Foundation of Colorado Springs requires that the employee must be in good standing or have retired as such and PFCS will abide by CSPD’s current guidelines)

AND

  • Enrolled in an Associate degree (two-year) or in a Bachelor’s (four-year) program at an accredited college or university.
  • Must have a high school GPA of 3.0.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order for the Scholarship Committee to review your application, all applicants must submit the following:

  • An original typed application using black Times New Roman, font type size 11.  Applications are available online at www.policefoundationofcoloradosprings.org under the Scholarship tab.

  • An original typed essay (500 words or less, double-spaced).  See “Submit an Essay” section of application

  • An original, sealed high school transcript (not required for home-schooled students) or college transcript (Current college students, please see additional information below)

  • Copy of SAT and/or ACT scores

  • Letter verifying acceptance to an accredited college or university (Current college students, please see additional information below)

  • Two letters of recommendation including at least one letter from an instructor

Applicants that are home-schooled must also submit the following:

  • Official copy of the Notice to Home Instruct or Religious Waiver Request
  • High School Curricula


Applicants currently enrolled in an accredited college or university must also submit the following:

  • An original, sealed college transcript
  • Letter verifying continued eligibility of full-time enrollment

 

2014 Application Deadline is May 12, 2014. All applications must be postmarked on or before May 12, 2014 to be considered.


SELECTION PROCESS

This is not strictly a needs based scholarship, but it will be considered.  All personal and scholastic information will be used for verification purposes only.  Applications will be judged on the following criteria: (1) Community/volunteer achievements; (2) Academic achievement; (3) Essay and (4) Need.

Please note:

  • The application must be sent by mail.
  • Application must be typed.  Handwritten applications and essays will not be accepted or considered.
  • Applicants not submitting a complete application package will not be considered.
  • Application packages postmarked after the deadline date will not be considered.
  • Finalists must be prepared for an in-person interview (mid-July timeframe)