The Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse will award a $1,500 scholarship to a high school or home-schooled student who plans to attend an accredited college in fall 2008. Interested students can obtain an application from Douglas or Whittell high schools or from the Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse Web site at www.dcsmposse.com.
Applicants must have a 3.0 overall grade point average and plan to pursue further education in animal science, agriculture or criminal justice.
The mounted posse has provided scholarships for the past nine years with recipients attending Western Nevada College, University of Nevada, Reno; University of California, Davis; Colorado State University, Columbia College, Notre Dame and others. The deadline for the scholarship application is Feb. 22, 2008. For information about the scholarship program, call Sandy Jonkey at 782-4107.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse is a nonprofit organization providing mounted and ground support to the sheriff's office, promoting charitable and public service activities within the community and promoting health and safety among equine enthusiasts. The posse participates in local parades and assists other nonprofit organizations in local events.