Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Scholarship Program

Sheriff Rick Albers now makes available, each and every year, two $1,000 scholarship awards to two deserving Clear Creek County High School or college students. Monies for this program are derived, in part, from the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Educational Support Program, which consists of contributions received from the Office of the District Attorney 5th Judicial District charitable contributions program and contributions from individual citizens and businesses each year. Additionally, the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) association contributes $500 toward one of the $1,000 scholarship awarded to a deserving Clear Creek County student every odd-numbered school year.

County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) Program Philosophy Statement

To carry out our commitment to the Honorary Members of the association, CSOC established a scholarship program in 1978. Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for education and training. CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that our membership is helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society as a whole. CSOC, through its honorary membership program, awards approximately thirty $500 scholarships every academic school year.

Scholarship Application Guidelines
Fall 2023 / Spring 2024


Applicants are required to be full-time, legal residents of Clear Creek County, who plan to attend a university, college or trade school within the State of Colorado. There shall be no restrictions as to the course of study or training pursued.

Those who have received scholarships in previous years may apply again and be considered for an additional award.

No restrictions shall be placed by reason of race, creed, color, age, sex or national origin.


Applicants must maintain good standing in their chosen program. 

Obtaining an Application

Applications may be obtained by contacting the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 679-2376, or by completing the Scholarship Application (PDF).

Application Filing Deadline

All applications must be submitted to the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office or the School Resource Officer no later than Friday, February 24, 2023.


Applications will be reviewed by a citizens committee selected by Sheriff Albers. This committee will select one scholarship recipient and two runners up. This committee selects the winner’s based upon criteria established by, CSOC, including leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose, and need.

Announcement of Awards

Awards will be presented to recipients by Sheriff Albers at an awards ceremony at the Clear Creek High School in May.

Additional Questions

All questions or inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 679-2376.