FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 9, 2022
Contact: Christine Duplan, Public Information Officer
SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons is pleased to announce Summit High School Senior Justin Ramirez, is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Summit County.
CSOC 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. CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that CSOC membership helps to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.
A committee from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office comprised of various members of Sheriff’s Office staff, made their selection 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.
Sheriff FitzSimons said, “Having emigrated from Guatemala, Justin has a demonstrated proficiency to overcome challenges. His focused commitment to education is evident as he maintained a high GPA while working two jobs. I was also moved to learn from Justin that he is not only a first generation college student, but he also has a deep-seated desire to return from school and serve our Summit County community as a general surgeon. Congratulations Justin!”
Justin will be attending the University of Northern Colorado and has been accepted into their Pre-Health and Biomedical Sciences program.