The Utah 1033 Foundation Presents their First Annual Leadership Awards Scholarships
PARK CITY, UTAH – The Utah 1033 Foundation has created a scholarship fund dedicated to supporting children and dependents of active Utah state law enforcement officers. The foundation awarded four $2,500 merit-based scholarships on May 6th, 2014 at Zions Bank in Salt Lake City.
Students who are dependent children of active-duty Utah law enforcement officers applied for the scholarship, which included an essay on leadership. Applicants who are active in their community through volunteerism received the highest marks from the review committee.
Four scholarships were awarded this year, each named for an officer who was killed in the line of duty since Tore and Mona Steen started the foundation in 2011. Utah state Senator Kevin Van Tassell helped family members of the fallen officers present the scholarships to the recipients at a ceremony at Zions Bank in downtown Salt Lake City.
“The establishment of a scholarship fund allows us to demonstrate our support not only for the families of Utah’s officers killed in the line of duty but also for the dependents of those currently serving their communities,” says Tore Steen, Co-founder of The Utah 1033 Foundation. “We believe that offering scholarships is another meaningful way to give back to Utah’s law enforcement personnel and their loved ones.”
A scholarship committee, through a blind screening process, selected the following four recipients:
Son of Cache County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mikelshan Bartschi, Shaun is a member of Mountain Crest High School’s Freedom and MESA clubs, a section leader in the high school’s marching band and a member of the National Honor Society.
Daughter of Grantsville Police Lt. Dan Chamberlain, Kassidy is a student body officer and head cheerleader at Grantsville High School, and a member of the National Honor Society and the Southern Utah University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Daughter of Daggett County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Christopher Collett, Rebecca is captain of the girls’ basketball and volleyball teams at Manila High School, and also co-editor of the school’s yearbook.
Daughter of Smithfield Police Chief Johnny W. McCoy, Monica has served for four years on the Smithfield City Youth Council and the Smithfield Stake Youth Council.
Images from the award ceremony:
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