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Prairie High School graduate awarded County Sheriffs of Colorado scholarship

Posted on 06/04/2020

A Prairie High School graduate was recognized earlier this week as the Weld County winner of the annual County Sheriffs of Colorado college scholarship.

Loralei Carrol, 18, of New Raymer received her award letter and certificate Tuesday from Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams. Carroll graduated in May after earning a cumulative GPA of 3.966. She is attending the Academy of Natural Therapy in Greeley where she will pursue an associate degree in licensed massage therapy.

County Sheriffs of Colorado offered a total of 30 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year.  

A citizens’ committee selected the winner for each county. Committees made their selections based upon criteria established by County Sheriffs of Colorado, 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.

County Sheriffs of Colorado established the 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. Monies for the program are derived, in part, from the County Sheriffs of Colorado honorary membership fund, which consists of contributions from individuals and businesses.