Sheriff Nowlin

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Montezuma County Sheriff and County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarships 2021

Scholarship #1

This is to notify you of the fourth annual Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship Fund for graduating senior students in Montezuma County. The scholarship award is for $1000 dollars for the selected applicant. This award is only for students that will further their education in the State of Colorado. Use the grant application from the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.


Scholarship #2

The County Sheriffs of Colorado is offering a separate scholarship award for $500. This award is only for graduating senior students that will further their education in the State of Colorado. Use the grant application from the County Sheriffs of Colorado.  Go to their website to download the application at:


Program Philosophy Statement

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has established a scholarship program for 2021. This effort is a meaningful expression of the Sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for education and training. We consider this an investment in the future and we believe that we are helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society as a whole.


Disbursement of Funds

Checks will only be made out and sent to the college or school of the winner’s enrollment after they have gone through the college the schools financial department with their letter of award.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants must reside in and presently attend high school in Montezuma County and must plan to further their education by attending a school in the State of Colorado.
  • No preference is given based on the student’s choice of a technical or trade school, college/university or their financial need
  • Any permanent legal resident of Montezuma County who is a graduating senior high school student and who plans to enroll in a vocational training program or institution of higher learning within the state of Colorado as a full-time or part-time student for the 2021 school year is eligible.
  • There shall be no restrictions as to the course of study or training pursued. No restrictions shall be placed by reason of race, creed, color, age, sex or national origin.
  • We will only consider applicants that apply using the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship application form.


Use of Funds

  • Award is to be used in the following semester after being received.
  • Award may be used for room, board, tuition, books and fees.


Application Process & Criteria

  • The application must include an original transcript.
  • The application must also include a 500-word count typed essay. This essay must include a statement why they believe they are qualified for this scholarship, their academic interests and other accomplishments, and how this scholarship will aid them in their future academic efforts and their future goals.
  • Applicants must maintain good standing at the school they choose to attend.


Scholarship Selection Criteria Include

We are looking for students who have been actively involved in their schools and communities and who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and high level of involvement throughout their high school careers.

  • Scholastic Ability
  • Evidence of Potential Leadership
  • Service to Community and School
  • Outstanding Character
  • Letters (2) of recommendations from associates, teachers, employers, coaches or mentors.
  • Any other criteria that the Review Board may consider.


The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Award recipient may attend a school based upon their personal needs, future goals, intended field of study and individual preference. We suggest students tour the schools, visit with faculty and students, and research the wide variety of honors, leadership and research programs available at these institutions before making a commitment to any on school.



Applicants submitting other forms will be disqualified. Note that both Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and the County Sheriffs of Colorado each have a separate and different form. Applications must be obtained through our website at or the application may be emailed to you upon request: Both are due on February 25, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.


  • Hand delivery – Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office – Attention Cindy Ramsay at 730 E. Driscoll, Cortez, CO 81321. No later than February 25, 2021, before 4:30 o’clock PM.
  • Mailing – postmarked on or before February 21, 2021, and sent to Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office – Attention Cindy Ramsay, 730 E. Driscoll, Cortez, CO 81321.
  • Email – February 25, 2021, by midnight:


We appreciate you helping us communicate this scholarship opportunity. If we can be of assistance in forwarding this information to your staff, please do not hesitate to call the Scholarship Director, Cindy Ramsay, 970-739-3566 (cell). Contact Cindy Ramsay to have both applications emailed to you. The application forms will also be posted on our website at

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