Tom Gilmore Memorial Scholarship

In late 2015, the scholarship was established by Montrose County in honor of former Sheriff Tom Gilmore. The Tom Gilmore Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to help fund education opportunities for those looking at POST Certification for law enforcement careers. Two $5,000 scholarships are available through the Montrose Community Foundation, the agency administering the scholarships. Applicants must be residents of Montrose County. Interested parties may apply online at:

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

Montrose County students are eligible to apply for the County Sheriffs of Colorado’s $500 scholarship during even numbered years. CSOC, the State Sheriff’s Association, 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 their membership helps to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.

Scholarships will be awarded in approximately 30 Colorado counties during 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens’ committee appointed by Sheriff Rick Dunlap and Undersheriff Adam Murdie. A selection will be made on the basis of criteria established by CSOC. This criterion includes leadership, merit, character, involvement and career purpose.

Applications are available online at Any legal permanent resident of Montrose County enrolled in, or applying to, a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in the State of Colorado as a full- or part-time student is eligible to apply during even numbered years only. There are no restrictions as to the course of study or training which may be pursued, and no restrictions are placed upon applications by reason of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.

For more information, contact Montrose High School, the Montrose County Sheriff’s office, or County Sheriffs of Colorado.